Honestly, I am not sure how my parents did it. How did they live their lives, take care of four children and a household without Amazon.com? As a single mother, Amazon.com is one of the main tools in my arsenal.
Work is so busy that I can't take a real lunch hour. My son is with me every step of the way when I am not working. So how does a mother prep a little boy's Easter basket? Amazon. The cats are almost out of food and the boy needs more cough medicine. Amazon. It's been a bad day and I want something pretty to wear. Amazon. It doesn't have everything, but many times, having something delivered to my house in two days has solved many problems for me.
In the 70s when my parents were actively raising young children, stores were smaller. The grocery store wasn't this huge metropolis that it is today. Today, I tried to push my son through a grocery store after going out to lunch. Halfway through the store, he had a meltdown. My pace turned from walking to running as I consoled him that we are almost done. I used to love shopping, but now I dread it since I have to wrestle with my son.
So now shopping has taken on a new form for me. Instead of fighting my son in the cart, I sit on the couch and order what we need from Amazon. Nothing is bought without a stellar review. Online grocery shopping has been happening too,but sometimes it tough to get the exact things you need since not all of the options are provided.
Throw at me what you will. Sneezy child. Dirty house. Ripped stocking. Broken toy. My answer will always be the same. Amazon.com.