|Board of Directors Report: Shopping With Kids|
by Emilie Kornheiser
I hope you've seen Bill Forchion's fantastic music video set in the Co-op!
So given all this—why do we bring our children shopping with us? Well, mostly because we have to. And there are some benefits if you have the energy to exercise them. Our shareholders have a range of strategies, tactics, and habits for family shopping. Some families go for the divide and conquer technique. One family I know never shops with the kids—with one of them stopping on the way home from work with a list. The kids’ room is a resource that families use in a range of ways: one family always goes together, with one parent hanging in the kids room and another getting the shopping done. When my son was younger, we saved the kids’ room for a break at the end—after we gathered our groceries we would stop for some play time on the way out. The kids’ room is also staffed regularly—a great opportunity to do shareholder hours with a kid in tow or alternatively get your shopping done without one.