It was always much enjoyed hobby (if one can stretch validity that far!) but all of that changed the day I became a fully paid up member of the parenthood club.
Shopping soon loses its gleam when you have to suddenly share the experience with a less than enthusiastic small counterpart. It didn't matter if it was when the small bundle could be trundled about in a pram, the gloss of going about your shopping business solo is gone. Fast forward to the age where the confines of your stroller seem to please your toddler about as much as Carbon Tax and it is really time to reassess.
That's why online can truly be a Godsend. Thankfully most businesses these days have embraced the online frontier so there is no need to feel cut off from the retail world altogether.
Even the recent annual toy sale extravaganza have cottoned on to this requirement. The Big W Toys department offered the blessed opportunity to bag a bargain right from the comfort of your own home. You mean I don't have to wrestle for that Cars 2 toy with 37 other mothers, spend an hour of my life in a lay-buy queue (while still trying to control said offspring) and can even save on petrol in the equation? Please, pass my my ugg boots and my laptop. Online shopping you are a winner in every way in my eyes!