Come join us on a typical jaunt through one of those several cute, open air shopping areas.
Miley: Grasps tight to my hand and uses a gentle tug at each and every 'cool' store and begs to go in just for a minue "And I won't ask for anything!" Yeah, she's a tween and therefore believes her parents are dumb.
Sarah: Sways from mommy to daddy looking to be picked up because her legs "are sooo tired and they don't want to work any more!" Until of course, something catches her eye--then the legs wake up. And then the begging begins.....This is when we pretend to be deaf.
Dino: The perfect son. Because moms of 4 deserve one easy kid. He picks the parent with the open hand and walks beside her/him. He does look around a bit "It's Christmas. Pretty."
Spanky: Feels no need to hold a hand or stay with us. Why be limited to where your family is when the rest of the world is so cool? Running into the street. Refusing to budge at certain points. Not letting anyone touch him. And lots and lots of screaming if he can't do the things previously mentioned. We get lots of looks thanks to spirited Spanky.
And this is why I shop online.