“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” 
~Robert Brault

Taking little kids to the grocery store isn’t so easy. Trying to navigate the aisles of a store with tiny arms reaching out from the cart, or tiny legs running off in the opposite directon, can turn a quick errand into a 2-hour headache.

I guess this would be the part where I give you some tips from my years of experience of taking kids to the store. I could tell you how to make the trips easier on yourself or how to plan the errands at a time when you can easily get a sitter.

But instead, I’m going to share some pictures of our recent grocery trip, when I let the girls bring along their toy shopping cart to “help me”. We got lots of smiles from store employees and fellow shoppers; we also got a few stink-eyes from people who were almost run over by my little energetic cart-pushers.

Taking a toy grocery cart to the store is not one of the ways I’d suggest to make your trip easier. However, it was absolutely memorable – for me and I hope for them too. Giving my girls the chance to play store – FOR REAL – was worth every stink-eye and exasperated “harumph.”

These images were shot on Fuji Pro400H film with a Canon EOS5 35mm camera. I’m taking part in a blog circle through Light Inspired, and I’d love it if you could click through to Jill’s Blog to see her film blog post this month!