Supermarket Thieves?

14/08/2014 16:49 | Updated 22 May 2015

Supermarket Thieves?

I love driving to work.

Not the traffic, or the stress.

But the chance to listen to the radio for 40 whole minutes. I turn it up loud and no one complains! Blisssss.

This morning I was sucked into a story about parents who let their children eat food at the supermarket that hasn't been paid for yet.

There were so many different opinions.

It's stealing, it's theft, it's teaching children bad morals...

It's fine, it helps, you don't understand if you don't have children...

The thing is, I can see the point of the people who say it's not good morals. Children see everything in black and white, they see us take something before we pay, are we stealing? Or is there an exception to the rule?

Now I don't know about you, but shopping with a 1 year old is a nightmare. She just wants to move, to get out, to wriggle. She screams and cries. Urgh, most of the time I turn to do online shopping. Gods gift to mothers.

But when we have to go to the supermarket and she kicks off, we give her a bit of a breadstick, a bit of baguette – we pay for it at the end, so I don't really see the problem.

I'm not stealing it. I don't hide the wrapper on a shelf and skulk away. I also don't help myself to a sandwich, a drink and a bun on the way round. It's not a picnic for me, it's a method of survival for us.

Just to point out though, if I was offered a free sandwich and bun on the way round I'd be a convert to that supermarket for life.

I don't suppose Asda mind Holly munching her way around. It's more custom for them!

Plus I don't think I can win. If I have a screaming child people stare judgmentally, if I feed my child food people stare judgmentally. So stop staring and get on with your own shopping.

My child munches on a bit of bread. That's right STOLEN bread!

What are you supposed to do?

Becky started blogging in 2009, as a way to stay in touch with family and friends scattered all over the world. A busy Mum of one, Becky is a lover of life, optimism and all things yellow. She is the author of Ar-Blog, a photography focused family blog.

Twitter @BeckyArblog


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