There was a time I loved going to the grocery store. I'd treat myself to a fancy coffee drink, and wander the aisles looking for new and interesting ingredients. I'd debate the merits of sourdough versus challah, read product labels, and hang out by the hot foods bar. Sadly, those days are no more.
These days, preparing to go to the grocery store feels a bit like preparing to go on a long international trip. You got your babies, diaper bags, stroller, Ergo, water bottles, snacks, and toys. The only thing missing is a partridge in a pear tree. I'm exhausted before we even leave the house. Once we get to the grocery store, it's pretty much a race against time. I'm grabbing things, throwing them in the cart, bouncing Little Lady in her carrier, and grabbing Little Man before he grabs an apple from the bottom of the apple pyramid sending the entire display toppling. It's so chaotic, people actually let us cut in checkout line just so they don't have to watch the drama unfold. Just thinking about it gives me hives.
So when Walmart asked if I'd to give their new grocery delivery service, Walmart To Go, a whirl, it took me approximately .000001 second to say yes. I'd order my groceries online in the comfort of my pajamas and some kind soul would bring them to my door? God bless America! Now, in the interest of being scientific (even though I felt an ugly cry coming on when I saw the delivery man because I was so utterly grateful), I took some mental notes on the process.