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bratnav Thu 04-Jun-09 11:48:31

Oh hell I know I was, but pg hormones are raging and the DDs are home as their school is a polling station.

I went to do the weeks shop without a shopping list or even a meal plan in my head, and I just stood in the bakery bit trying to call DH for him to help with meal suggestions as my brain was a complete blank, when he very politely said he was in a board meeting I put the phone down and burst into tears (much to DDs embarassment)

Bloody hormones, I feel like such an idiot now blush

zanz1bar Thu 04-Jun-09 11:52:03

go home, sit on sofa, put dvd on for kids and eat chocolate.
somedays its just better to give up, the world will not come to an end just for one day.

Fairynufff Thu 04-Jun-09 13:43:53

My whole life is like this and I must admit I have cried in Asda before (maybe it's the chavvy hopelessness of the place that reminds me what a hopeless chav I am). Go to the vitamins aisle and get some Asda starflower capsules - they're a hormonal miracle.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Thu 04-Jun-09 13:46:25

YANBU by crying at your frustration - tis the hormones to blame for sure!!

YABU by trying to go shopping without a list and with the kids in tow! Could it not have waited until tomorrow?

pamelat Thu 04-Jun-09 13:47:53

Not unreasonable at all

I remember being pregnant at work and one day crying and when asked why, my response was "because I am tired and want chips", they promptly took me home and I went to get chips and then ate them in bed blush

LadyAga Thu 04-Jun-09 13:50:48

do your shopping online and have it delivered, then you can cry for as long as you like and no-one will know.

spicemonster Thu 04-Jun-09 13:52:46

I cried once in Waitrose because the man in front of me put his briefcase down on the conveyor belt so I couldn't unload my shopping from my basket. And I wasn't even pregnant (but was taking Clomid which has a similar effect)

TsarChasm Thu 04-Jun-09 13:54:12

Aaaw I really feel for you..I hope everyone was nice to you?

I hate it when that 'Oh god I've lost control this is all going pear shaped' feeling washes over you.

It's awful coping with shopping, children and being pregnant. Awful.

TsarChasm Thu 04-Jun-09 14:00:08

Lol at dh pointing out he's in a meeting.

I rang dh once and he anwered in his car (hands free phone thingy I hasten to add).

I reeled off a bit of a list of stuff I wanted him to bring in, milk etc and had a bit of a moan about my mum.

He finally interrupted to tell me he had a car full of people (including his boss) they were coming back from a conference blushgrin

Morloth Thu 04-Jun-09 14:01:50

Sometimes I feel like crying in supermarkets and I am not even pregnant, they are just so bloody overwhelming and the lighting gives me a headache, add in a whiny kid or two and it really sucks.

Shop online, life is much better.

My latest toy is mysupermarket.com

OrmIrian Thu 04-Jun-09 14:04:32

Hormones and supermarkets don't go well. The other thing that makes me weep is seeing people yelling at their DC - irrationally as I can often understand why they are doing it (and I'm not perfect hmm) but it makes me want to cry. Then I rush home to be loving to my DC - usually to get a funny look and an instruction to get out of the way of the TV.

Rhubarb Thu 04-Jun-09 14:10:14

Hey, I feel crying in supermarkets and I'm not pregnant!

I get that brainblock so many times! Like you, I go without a list and just trust myself that I'll know what I need when I get there. But then I wander around in a daze, hating every minute of it, bypassing aisles because I can't face getting past all the people and I end up home, with empty cupboards. I usually cry when I realise that all the important things I needed to get, like bread, milk and toilet paper, I forgot. Which means another trip to the shops to get them!

Last time I felt like that, I followed another shopper around. I do this in the car if I get lost too, the car in front looks like it knows where it's going so I follow it until I get my bearings. Following another shopper means that they are in front creating the space to let you get through. And they usually shop for the same kinds of basic necessities.

slushy06 Thu 04-Jun-09 14:31:47

pg hormones are a nightmare never cried in shop though as I like shopping. I did start screaming and crying uncontrollably while in hospital on ds1. My dp and nurses rushed over to see what was wrong to which I repled I have a pink dressing gown and those ladies all have blue ones. Cue dp rushing to but a blue one.

StealthPolarBear Thu 04-Jun-09 14:32:35

this is why takeaway pizza was invented
PMSL TC - although it could have been very blush

StealthPolarBear Thu 04-Jun-09 14:36:02

Rhubarb - I hate that list-less feeling too. (pun intended)
If I'm in a rush I grab the things I remember needing and come home like you with mushrooms, deodorant and a book for DS, having comepletely forgotten the bread, milk, toilet roll....
Or, I decide that if I go down every aisle I will be reminded of everything I need. I then need to be a packing genius to get it all in the trolley (especially to stop DS knocking it over), end up spending £200 when my list that's sitting on the table at home has 3 items on it, and emerge to find that night has fallen in the time I've been shopping.

bratnav Thu 04-Jun-09 15:29:20

Thank you all so much, I don't feel quite so silly now. I always have a list having done a meal plan for at least a week ahead, but for some reason today, I just dropped DD2 at school and took DD1 and DSD (school is a polling station) and thought I could wing it hmm Not a mistake I shall be making again.

I couldn't have left it til tomorrow as we had NO FOOD in the house, and worse, no loo roll.

Everyone was lovely though, and I managed to come out with all the bits needed for:

Stuffed Peppers
Sausage and Tomato Pie
Beef Strogannof (sp?)
Paella
Spaghetti Carbonara
Chicken Kievs (made by me)
and another meal which escapes me now blush

AND I remembered the loo roll grin

bratnav Thu 04-Jun-09 15:30:04

LOL at list-less feeling smile

donnymouse Thu 04-Jun-09 15:39:39

I would cry to if I had to buy ASDA nasty meat thats always full of grizzle.

bratnav Thu 04-Jun-09 16:11:31

A saucer of milk and a spelling lesson for Donnymouse please hmm

Quattrocento Thu 04-Jun-09 16:14:23

Well you know YABU. Gosh, that sounds like a meltdown to me. THink you need a rest.

AppleAndBlackberry Thu 04-Jun-09 16:18:58

Also pregnant and I nearly cried in Sainsburys the other day because all the checkout queues were long!

musicposy Thu 04-Jun-09 18:35:27

Lol at following other shoppers around, rhubarb!

My sister hates making decisions, she has been known to follow a shopper around and put exactly the same things in her trolley. She said it was great, she didn't have to think at all and they had a really interesting eating week trying out all sorts of random stuff.

Maybe a good plan if you have kids in tow, bratnav? Just say to them "follow that lady, and everything she puts in her trolley, you put in too"

Now you just have to find a use for the 60+ vitamins/ tena lady pads/ corn removal product you bought, but, hey, you never know when you might need them!grin

Sago Thu 04-Jun-09 18:36:48

appleandblackberry I have also felt like that. I seriously think that supermarkets should consider a special fast/ priority queue for pregnant, those with young children, elderly, disabled or anyone else who needs it* - maybe we should start a mn petition on this? (serious part over)

*like me when I have pmt and might murder the person in front if it takes them so long to find their purse when it is clear that they would have to use it and why did they not look for it earlier.....

MANATEEequineOHARA Thu 04-Jun-09 18:43:47

YANBU, would it be better for you to do it online???

I nearly cried in Sainsburies today because they have moved things around and I don't like change like that blush That possibly is unreasonable, but you are pg, you can cry at anything and it is still perfectly reasonable!

Longtalljosie Thu 04-Jun-09 18:47:46

Oh god, Manatee, that would make anyone cry. I hate it when they move it all round, esp when you're tired and just want to get the shopping done.

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