I have a theory about children in stores. No matter how monstrous or angelic my children are acting it will not change a person's opinion of children. They either think one of three things:
1. The child is the cutest thing in the world, even if they a pitching a fit
2. The child is a demon, just like all children
3. Does expend mental energy on thinking about children, whether they are behaving good or bad
But it still begs the question, am I the only one that pushes a cart around the store screaming my three year old's name to come back here right now. I never notice other moms doing that but maybe I'm just busy with my own. Most of the people I notice, have a carseat on the top of a cart, and a quiet older child in the main part of the cart. What is wrong with my picture? My child refuses to let me put him in the cart. He only goes in when he his dad is punishing him, but even as punishment I can't get him in without knocking me and the cart over.