Originally Posted by Ellp
Our grocery store here charges $8 per grocery delivery. This means you sit at your computer and order stuff (or call it in), they do all the selection at the store and deliver it to your house.
With a newborn and a older toddler at the time, I considered it well worth it as it meant I didn't have to kid wrangle both of them to do one, otherwise simple, task. If I did it, it would have involved half my day, many tears, and impulse purchases (to make ME feel better).
There are times when I should
have paid for delivery, because by the time I got everyone out the door, I was hungry and probably spent more than a delivery fee on crap I wouldn't have bought at all if I hadn't broken my "never shop while hungry" rule!
|My friend hired a personal chef during her post partum period just because she couldn't handle the shopping and cooking for 6 (including 2 teenagers) for a while after her C-section.
If we'd had the money, I'd have done that after dd2 arrived, without even hesitating. Meals are such an unbelievable PITA with an infant.
|I can see using many of these services once in a while but not on a long term basis, more like on a "need to catch up" basis.
I also wonder if the 60ish woman might have physical problems with some of this stuff. My mom has horrible neck and shoulder pains, and while she'd never be okay spending money on this kind of thing (very frugal) and probably can't afford it right now, anyway, I could understand if she did it.
I have to admit that I'm with the OP, though. I had no idea there were this many different services available!