I'm getting pretty good at remembering to take my non-plastic bags with me when I go grocery shopping. Not so good at bringing them to other stores though. Today, I had 11 bags with me and filled them all plus 2 store bags and I didn't even put the toilet paper in a bag. My goodness, that was a lot of food. The past couple times I've gone grocery shopping the clerks have asked me, "How long does all this last?!" I say, "About 2 weeks." Then, they ask how many people are in my family.
I usually go to a bag-your-own-stuff store and as I'm putting all this in my cart, I'm thinking, "I'm going to have to bag all this stuff!" At least my big kids are big enough to babysit the little ones, so that I can shop by myself and don't have to worry about them falling out of the cart while I'm trying to quickly bag before the next persons' groceries come creeping up on mine.
And sometimes we laugh about our big SUV 'grocery-getter', but all those groceries did fill the back of it! If only I could've fjorded a stream or plowed through a snow storm on the way home, then the 4 wheel drive might be justified.