Issue: Need to go to the grocery store with 19 month old and 5 month old – by yourself – to pick up prescription and a few groceries.
Solution: Stop in snack food isle. Locate 8-pack of individually boxed raisins. Take one box out of pack, open it and give it to 19 month old to snack on. Put the rest of the pack in your cart to purchase. This has given you approximately 13 1/2 minutes to complete your shopping.
When you check out if you get any grief from the cashier for opening the package smile sweetly and say:
“Obviously you have never had to buy groceries with a 19 month old and 5 month old – both of whom are tired, cranky and hungry – by yourself. Please ring up my groceries and we will be on our way. If you would like to see the worlds most amazing temper tantrum take just a few minutes longer and my 19 month old will oblige. Thank you and have a nice day.”
Works for me!
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