- I'm spoiling Little Dude, making him into a "little prince;" and
- You become responsible, forever, for what you have tamed. Wait -- no -- that's a line from The Little Prince, and we've all agreed that he's not making that comparison.
"A boy that age should walk," Uncle Creepy persisted.
And a man your age should mind his damn business.
Look, I'm terrified of the day Little Dude is too big for the cart. There are a lot of things about children that can make grocery stores challenging, and Asperger's just magnifies the situation. The cart makes him feel safe in a bright, noisy, crowded store. He likes to touch everything, so getting through anything bigger than a 7-11 will take forever.
Ripping Mr. McJudgeypants a new one would have been super-entertaining in any other scenario, but I hate the grocery store too much to invest my time in explaining myself. Plus, the popsicles were melting and my geriatric bladder was asking to go home.
Sorry. This would be a better blog post if I could report that I said that I was already clogging the aisle like so much cholesterol with my cart and kids as it was. And that he should try grocery shopping for a family of six, on a budget, and see if he wasn't ready to ride in the cart himself, right to Bonkersville Institute. And that if he wanted to go around spouting his foul opinions, he should do something about that cat breath. And that I think I know why he's buying "Single Man" frozen dinners.
Blogger FAIL: I just kind of gave him an "mm-hmm" and kept rolling.
That's right. The most vocal opponent of harnesses were: a woman with a one-month-old, and another who wrote in to say that although she doesn't have kids yet, she would never use a harness. Bwahahahahahahahaha. You just know that when she has kids she will be blessed with quadruplets who all run in different directions. Because karma is hilarious.