I'm not one to complain about other people's choices, to each their own, but at the grocery store this evening I saw a mom grab a six pack of those mini cupcakes and put it in her basket. Almost imediately, her toddler wanted one and made a scene. I cringed when I saw her set her stuff down and open up the container to give him one. It was about five PM, a little before dinner time in our house, but again, everyone is different. I went about my business and a few aisles over i saw them again, he was screaming, stomping his feet and pulling at the basket. Again the mom just sighed and gave him another cupcake. By the time i went to check out, i saw them one more time and he had a third cupcake in his hand!
I don't know if it's just me, but i'd rather hear a toddler pitching a fit and having a tantrum than seeing the mother give in just to keep him quiet. My daughter is not perfect, by all means, but she know when i tell her NO about something, especially in a store i mean it. I've left a full cart in the grocery store before and brought her out to the car until she had control of herself and she's learned that it will not be tolerated. Three cupcakes within ten minutes is a bit ridiculous. JMO
on Mar. 14, 2013 at 7:15 PM