Our Typical Costco Shopping Trip

by Christine - From Dates to Diapers on June 2, 2008

Not too long ago I painted a pretty clear picture of my typical trips to the grocery store with my six kiddos. Ray thought it would be fun to show you what our monthly trip to Costco looks like…

Watch, but be thankful you don’t have to take six kiddos to Costco every three weeks!

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Mindy June 2, 2008 at 9:13 pm

Okay, that was hilarious! My favorite part was the runaway child with the box over his head! You had me laughing out loud!!!! :)


Amanda June 2, 2008 at 9:57 pm

that is so funny, except that is what my trips look like and I have only TWO kids. No joke Samantha is a little hurricane, she is like having 6 kids. I dare anyone to take her off my ahnds for ONE DAY!

and Sarah is right behind her… ahhh


Kristin June 2, 2008 at 10:16 pm

Oh my gosh the box that is too funny! That;s a ton of food, too bad it will only last a week at the most. ;)


The Runner Bunch June 3, 2008 at 8:21 am

Very funny Christine!!! Gotta love that box part. And you were a very good narrator!


Andrea June 3, 2008 at 10:34 am

LoL! That was great and it totally reminded me of my family. I’m the oldest of ten children and I can totally remember going to shopping trips in our huge van, us running wild, asking for everything. Oh and putting it away. LOL! We all had a cupboard.. ha ha ha. My mom home schooled us all too. I’m the oldest (25) and my youngest bro is 7. Love the video. Thanks for sharing.


Kate June 3, 2008 at 10:44 am

Ok, I just took my 2 toddlers to Sam’s Club (equivalent of Costco) by myself yesterday and thought THAT was brave and hectic – that’s NOTHING compared to your life :-) Thanks for sharing!


DeAnna June 3, 2008 at 12:19 pm

Always love your posts. I will never again complain of my ONE 2 year old and the grocery store outings! Again, you are the rock star mom. I bow down in adoration. LOL.


Scott June 3, 2008 at 3:12 pm

Well, then.

First, it appears you are the sole reasons Costco warehouses are so big.

Second, did you leave anything for anyone else?!? ;-)


ablondeblogger June 3, 2008 at 8:58 pm

ROFL! That was hilarious!! And how cute are you? Oh my goodness!


SchoolinrHome June 4, 2008 at 4:40 am

yes- I can relate except I didn’t hear that much fussy. Mine fuss and argue over who is where in the carts. I like the freezer door relay and yes, the box runner is funny!
Oh the joys of shopping with many young ones. Isn’t it great! :)


The Abshires June 4, 2008 at 11:19 am

You crack me up. So many of us can relate to “those” infamous Costco trips. Who would have ever thought that a trip to Costco alone would be a treat, but it is sometimes! We love keepin’ up with you guys. Thanks for posting. Sending LOTS of hugs for everyone.


Angela June 4, 2008 at 12:16 pm

This looks just like out trips to BJ’s!!! Who says that warehouse shoppind doesn’t double as recess?!?!?!?!?!

So funny!!


Ali June 4, 2008 at 12:32 pm

That was us last Friday! Oh…the dreaded costco trips.



Katja of skimbaco.com June 4, 2008 at 1:20 pm

You are a Super Mom. I have no idea how you do it. We have three and it’s fun enough :) The running insode the box was HILARIOUS!!! Well, for us anyway…


jane - pinks & blues June 4, 2008 at 1:27 pm

This is so funny, Christine! I cannot believe the amount of food in your kitchen!! Your family is so beautiful.



Violet the Verbose June 4, 2008 at 1:34 pm

Can you please bottle your good humor and send me a gallon? Every month? I’ve just got 2 but they’re almost too much for me (which is why we’re stopping at that – eep!). You’ve got skilz. :o)


SuperMomz June 4, 2008 at 2:02 pm

I will never complain again when I need to take my 2 kids to the store!


Rebecca June 7, 2008 at 6:55 pm

Christine — I also love “Box Man”.

Thanks for the trip down memory lane!!! My Hubby very seldom went with us, though, since we generally went on Saturday mornings (to have the “breakfast buffet” of samples!!!). Because we had so many toddlers at the same time…because once I put the kids in the cart, it was full…and because I knew I was grossly outnumbered, I would get one of those flat-bed carts and have the kids all ride on it. They weren’t allowed to get off the cart without permission. Otherwise they wouldn’t be allowed to have the samples. I actually have fond memories of those trips…and so do the kids!!!

PS My son just paid you a compliment — he said, “She looks really young. Is she like 21 or something?” Just thought I’d pass it on. :^)


Trista July 10, 2008 at 3:00 pm

Oh Bless Your Lil’ Heart!!! I thought taking 2 was enough. Surprisingly, they were good today.

I see everyone loads up on that Ketchup and Log Cabin Syrup huh? ;)


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