I was grocery shopping. I was fortunate to not have any kiddos with me this time around, but I’ve shopped with four kids before so I know the stress. You definitely aim for stores with free snacks, like the bakery with kid cookies or the deli with cheese slices. These little tidbits are a GREAT distraction with kids so that you can quickly move through shopping or to be used as a reward for being such great little people during a boring shopping spree.
Here’s where the horror of all horrors can happen though. Little one is munching away, happy as a peach, on their treat when they drop it. Mom swoops in to
A. Pick up the treat, blow/dust it off and hand it to devastated kiddo.
B. Comfort poor little one and move on slipping the treat into a trash can.
C. Return to the counter with dropped treat and request another one.
Personally, if I do not have another equally satisfying treat in my bag I will and have returned to the counter with crying little one in tow to get a replacement. I have seen on a few occasions someone who will pick up the treat, dust it off and hand it back to the kid. (Everything within me is screaming at this point and I am silently gagging.) Could you imagine?! Or am I just insane? Wait… don’t answer that… HAND it BACK to the kid?! Do you have ANY idea what’s been on that floor?! Oh I just cannot go there.