I would never take a toddler on a 45 minute walk through the Mall of America, then expect him to behave at a "nice" restaurant. Never mind that his baby sister was a veritable perfect angel while her brother Zach had a meltdown at Game Stop after spotting a Cars" Wii game hidden within the pre-owned games rack. My son has a good eye!
It was probably the only time that two women were in that Game Stop at the same time, actually. Even if one was only 6 months old.
And I never try to bribe my 2 1/2 year old son to behave with promises of treats afterwards. Not me! Zach made every effort to escape his highchair, even turning down noodles (his favorite!) and then saying he wanted to take a nap. Desperate times call for desperate measures, apparently.
Dad: "If you behave until we're done with lunch, you can have a special treat."
Zach: "No. Treat first!"
What a negotiator!
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