If you shop at Fred Meyer (or other stores that have free built in day care) do you leave your kids there while you shop?
I never have.
Honestly, I don’t see myself ever doing it. It has never crossed my mind as an option. Not that I think it’s “bad” or anything, I’ve just never considered it. We walk past it every time we leave Fred Meyer after we check out with our groceries. I always wondered what people thought about it.
Part of me thinks, No way! I don’t even know who these people are watching my kids. And it’s so… public. Someone could walk by and… I don’t know, I just don’t like the idea of total strangers watching my children.
Then the other part of me says, Well, I guess it’s the same as a day care at the gym. Technically I don’t know those people very well either. Right? And I think this actually might be safer.. don’t they use little pagers or something? (Not sure, really.) AND, it would be nice to shop alone and let my kids play- burn off energy for 30 minutes.
So — curious.
Do you leave your kids in the play place while you shop? Why or why not?