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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Strange Ideas-

The other day I was in the supermarket with my daughter Beth and the grand kids. Three active young children can be a challenge in a place like a supermarket. All of those inviting objects on the shelves, especially the ones contained in glass. Colorful boxes containing delicious delicacies. Yep, quite challenging.

Beth is pretty easy going with the kids. She did daycare for years before getting married and having children. She has an admirable sense of humor and patience when it comes to children.

Up to a point.

Wyatt, my grandson, went past that point. His discipline? He had to keep his hand on the cart. A challenge made more complicated by his brother and sister bumping up and down the aisle in comparative freedom. The torment of just a few minutes of being attached to the cart was enough to solicit a promise of better behavior.

That image. Children attached to shopping carts. A disciplinary tool. Kids Kuffs! I was just counting up the millions I would make with this idea when I realized that it might just have a public relations problem. Hmmm. Yep. The picture was not pretty.

Sometimes I have strange ideas.

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