I am not a fan of Wal-Mart, as rule. Given the choice, I'll pick Target anyday. In general, I think they are cleaner, have nicer clothes and a better selection of food. I love the Archer Farms brand!
Yet today I took all four kids to Wal-Mart right after school to pick up a couple items I needed for dinner. Right there- that is a recipe for disaster. Four kids, right after school, quick trip. I'd either end up on "People of Wal-mart" or, well, dead.
As soon as I walked in, I saw a cart that said "Infant Long Johns- $1." I had to look and found SIX pairs of long johns for the babies for ONE DOLLAR! I had debated buying them each a pair this winter to layer under their clothes and didn't do it- and now I have enough pairs to last for-ever! A couple of them are even "75 per cent organic." FOR A DOLLAR.
I need gluten free pasta. They actually have a resonable selection for fairly cheap. I picked up the one brand everyone recommends and a cheaper brand to try. As we walked past the butter section, I found the Earth Best fake butter. It's a tub, not a stick, but I'm not picky. I saw some brands of Gluten Free bread mixes but no bread; GF bread has been a hard sell to the kid. Yay! I don't have to go to WF- well, as much!
The kids were super well behaved. We had the OT come out today and she gave me some tips. One was to try a massage before we left for some place that could be over stimulating and stressful. I did that before we left to get Joe and Georgie was pretty calm. Camille and Joe listened... well, not WELL but they actually listened so I didn't have to be "that mom" in WM.
I love you, my local WM. You have the special foods I need, for cheap!
(PSSSTTT... but clean up your produce section. Cuz, ya.)