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To think people should not be shopping with children

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Domjolly Sun 24-Feb-13 17:23:21

Went to 24 hour tesco on friday night it was about 1:30am and i was shocked how many people were doing a full shop with kids in tow

Not getting bit and bobs in aemegancey they had a full trolly full and the kids were ranging from about 4-11 and it was a few seprate familes

There is so circumstance i can think of were your children need to be up at 1:30am doing a full shop with you

these were not small bairs these were school age children shock

I totally understand the frazzled mum in a onsie grabbing some calpol after a bad night of high fever

But under what other senero should a child be up at 1:30 period let alone doung a weekly shop confused

No wonder teachers have a time of it with kids to blinking tired to work

MajaBiene Sun 24-Feb-13 17:25:01

If it was a Friday night they wouldn't have been going to school tomorrow.

If you were so curious, you should have asked them!

ThingsNeedToChange Sun 24-Feb-13 17:26:04

I don't think it's any of your business to be fair

BambieO Sun 24-Feb-13 17:26:27

Each to their own. Maybe they don't do it all the time or maybe they had no other childcare etc.

I don't know, I wouldn't personally as DS would be asleep but then you don't know all the circumstances.

Probably not hurting anyone other than themselves (if DC are tired etc) as its pretty dead at those times anyway

MrsLouisTheroux Sun 24-Feb-13 17:26:33


LindyHemming Sun 24-Feb-13 17:26:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Its really nothing to do with you. Dont be so judgy.

BambieO Sun 24-Feb-13 17:27:40

Ps sometimes in an emergency you do go to get one thing but then as you are there may as well get some other bits you need!

MurderOfGoths Sun 24-Feb-13 17:29:16

I've taken DS out at that time before, if he's refusing to sleep I may as well get something useful done rather than sitting at home tearing my hair out while he screams. At least in a supermarket he's distracted by all the lights and colours.

Tortington Sun 24-Feb-13 17:29:37

i think its perfectly fine to judge people

Domjolly Sun 24-Feb-13 17:31:33

What at 1;30am sorry MajaBiene i am pretty sure people who think taking kids out at 1:30 am to go shopping dont put there kids to be at a decent hour normally

If your already at a family do and you get caught out at a late hour what can you do but to take children out at that hour on perpous is just confused

Why are they not in bed

ThingsNeedToChange we could say that aout every post on mumsnet

Domjolly Sun 24-Feb-13 17:34:49

BambieO what a whole weekly shop perosnally if i ever gone out to get somthing in a emegancey i DONT STOP TO DO A WEEKLY shop i get what i need and rush back home

Those who keep say none of our beeswax have a biscuit because reallynothing anyone comments on is our beeswax its it by commenting on any thread we are amaking a judgement weather its weather a mum should smoke whilest pregnant or kick her oh out

MurderOfGoths Sun 24-Feb-13 17:36:00

"what a whole weekly shop perosnally if i ever gone out to get somthing in a emegancey i DONT STOP TO DO A WEEKLY shop i get what i need and rush back home "

Yes, but that's you.

Personally I figure if I'm out and at a supermarket I'd rather get everything I need rather than get a small amount and have to go out again anyway.

Ok so




You sound delightful.

NoelHeadbands Sun 24-Feb-13 17:41:54

I'm not bothered really.

However should those parents feed the children grapes that they haven't paid for yet, I will wish a whole world of pain on their asses

BambieO Sun 24-Feb-13 17:43:06

But how do you know what that particular families weekly shop constitutes?

Just because you wouldn't do something (and in this case I wouldn't either but that's here nor there) doesn't mean it's automatically wrong?

squeakytoy Sun 24-Feb-13 17:45:35

did it affect on your own personal shopping experience though?


TheVermiciousKnid Sun 24-Feb-13 17:46:26

Here, have a nice calming mug of chamomile tea: brew

nannyof3 Sun 24-Feb-13 17:47:15

Give the OP a break!!!!!!!!

ThingummyBob Sun 24-Feb-13 17:47:28

I'm far more judgy over terrible spelling on the internet tbh wink

Tbh I've never felt the need to do a full shop at 1.30am either with, or without, the dcs. What sane person would be in a supermarket at that time of a Friday night instead of being out having fun grin

Domjolly Sun 24-Feb-13 17:48:07

BambieO i dont consider a whole trolly topped up to the top a few bits

freddiemisagreatshag Sun 24-Feb-13 17:48:47

I've done this. On my way home from holiday, stopped at the 24 hour supermarket and done a fairly big shop with the kids in tow.

Why on earth would you care?

MurderOfGoths Sun 24-Feb-13 17:48:53

"What sane person would be in a supermarket at that time of a Friday night instead of being out having fun "

Who said anything about being sane? grin

Serious answer though. It's quiet, and I hate people.

EnjoyResponsibly Sun 24-Feb-13 17:49:04

It does at least guarantee a Mother & Baby parking space I suppose.

I would have looked like this hmm but each to their own. You'd need to burn me with coals to make me go to a supermarket a) at 1am b) with kids of any age.

PurpleStorm Sun 24-Feb-13 17:50:18

I'm with the OP on this one - I'd be a bit hmm to see lots of kids in Tesco at 1:30am too. I'd be wondering why they weren't at home in bed fast asleep.

I wouldn't be bothered by seeing babies in pushchairs etc - DS's body clock was back to front until he was about 4 months old, and I'm sure other young babies are like that too - but older kids like the OP describes is a different case entirely.

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