Sunday, February 08, 2009

Doesn't she know you catch more flies with honey?

WCK and I went to the grocery store yesterday, and she threw a full-blown tantrum in the cart: kicking, screaming, crying, yelling, wailing. WCK is generally very well-behaved in public and saves her tantrums for me at home. I'm used to grocery-store strangers beaming at us as I wheel past with the World's Cutest Kid smiling at everyone, or at least happily talking to herself. I am not used to the evil glares and/or looks of pity. I'm pretty sure we have a lifelong ban from the Price Chopper. The checkout lady pointed out that I was lucky that she at least remained in the cart and didn't try to escape. Mmm hmm. Truly, I was blessed.

In WCK's defense, she did apologize when we got home. "Mommy, I'm sorry I screamed at you at the store." It was so touching, I almost forgot about what happened. Then she threw another tantrum in the garage because I carried in the bag of groceries she wanted to carry. "I WANT TO DO THINGS MYSELF!!!" she sobbed. "AND YOU KEEP MESSING EVERYTHING UP!!!"

Now, why did my child freak out at the store? Is it because I refused to buy her a candy bar? A package of cookies? A toy? No. She freaked out because she wanted me to buy her a bottle of vinegar. True story.

5 comments:

Kathy from NJ said...

Sorry, but you were wrong. You should have bought it and then put her to work cleaning the windows with it.

Jen said...

Isn't it amazing the things that set them off? Yeah, amazing when you think about it later...not at the time.

And yes, it is true. I hate that movie. Sorry.

Margaret said...

That's probably how most great chefs began their careers...
Thanks for the chuckle. :-)
Margaret
Florence, Italy

Karen's Mom said...

Is she dying to be dyeing Easter eggs? Or is she planning her first Science Fair project - a fizzy volcano? I DO agree with Kathy from NJ about the windows...

Karen's Sister said...

That's how our kid ended up with a coconut in her stocking :)