I’d like to take full parenting credit that my boys were excellent for me during checkout. Instead, I owe it all to the technological era of our time. They knew if they acted like crazy monkeys they would not get video game time when we got home. Therefore, they were downright angelic. Oh sure, there was a point when Full Speed somehow got attacked by the grocery cart and nearly had his ear ripped from his body. And of course T.Puzzle couldn’t get over that there were no sprinkle cookies left. He approached a meltdown and with his head hung low rather ungraciously accepted a plain sugar cookie. The only thing that saved him was he remembered his manners and said ‘thank you, ma’am’ to the very accommodating woman handing out the cookies. After a few more seconds of nonsense he got over himself, ate the cookie and promptly declared, “That was delicious, I would like to have a second one, please!”
All in all, not a bad day at the store.
I don’t particularly like to resort to all out bribery to get my kids to behave. I also don’t particularly like to have my children’s pictures on the grocery’s red-alert watch list.
To bribe or not to bribe?
Today, I chose bribery.
You’re welcome, America!