Sunday, April 3, 2011

Sunday Funday & a Confession

 Today I'm linking up to TWO bloggers I enjoy: Carri at Adventures in Mommyhood for her Sunday Funday and Diana at Hormonal Imbalances for her Sunday Confessions.  Klaw's Birth Story made the cut for my favorite post of the week for Sunday Funday, just in case you missed it.  Take a few minutes to check out some of the other entries - this week has everything from hilarious "kids say the darnedest things" posts to tasty recipes.

Now for my confession.  My secret shame.  Something I hate to admit, but I'm going to.  I need to get this burden off of my shoulders.

I love Walmart.

I really do.  I know.  I know.  I'm supposed to hate the evil that is Walmart.  It goes against everything I stand for in life. I've tried but I just can't bring myself to do it.  I had, at one point, convinced myself that Walmart was the devil.  Then, they started carrying organic products.  Organic products that I was already using & purchasing elsewhere.  Organic products that were now available to the masses instead of in a special section in a random grocery store.

The justifications began.
I need to purchase this organic yogurt from Walmart because I'll be voting with my dollars and telling Walmart that organic is good.
This Sam's Choice coffee is Rainforest Certified.  I need to buy it to show Walmart that they need more eco-conscious products on their shelves.
OOOH!  This squash is from a farm within thirty miles of this Walmart.  I need to purchase it so that Walmart understands that locally grown food is desired by local residents.
Nice!  They have the organic baby food & snacks I feed Klaw.  I need to buy it so that they will continue to keep it on their shelves and maybe some other parents will choose it for their babies, too!
I could go on.

I understand that every time I swipe my debit card at Walmart a tree in a rainforest falls, an endangered species becomes extinct, a child eats processed sugar for breakfast, Nestle purchases more chocolate harvested by children, an historical monument is defiled, and a local business closes.

I still can't stop myself.  I hate that I love you, Walmart.

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