If you’ve read my, I’m the Mum Who post, you already know that I’m the mum who takes her kids shopping. I bring them with me pretty much wherever I go! As my boys got older I started having issues with them wanting everything they saw in the shops. It was becoming a hassle. I would explain to them before we left the house that I wasn’t buying anything for them. I would remind them while we were shopping. Then I’d go over it again on the ride home. No amount of these reminders was doing the trick. I’d explain how things cost money and Mommy only has so much money to spend, and we need to buy food, etc. They understood what I was saying but, they still continued to ask for things from the shops.