To bring a little laugh to your day, here is an excellent story to hear!
It is possible to come across a single frustrated youngster who is either shouting, screaming, or otherwise behaving in an awkward manner when you walk into a supermarket. And this may be a topic which many of us parents can face.
This story is one of the recent experiences I got when doing my shopping. That day I saw an older man and a youngster who was shopping in front of me. Believe me! I could not take my eyes off on them, on their reactions throughout the time.
The older person looked like his grandpa, and they were also going shopping. Boy was about three years old. And he is misbehaving, making his grandpa tired.
It is clear to her that he has his job cut out for him with the youngster, who is always begging for snacks and delicacies, such as cookies, chocolates, fruit, cereal, and sugary fizzy drinks.
Grandfather has developed a unique way of dealing with his three-year-old grandson, and watching this story and what he did make me laugh, truly laugh my socks off.
While this is going on, Granddad walks around the shop, saying calmly,
“Easy, William, we won’t be long, easy, kid.”
Grandfather says, after much more agitation from the boy:
“Do not worry, William; we will be out of here in a few minutes. Keep going, boy.”
Finally, at the cashier, as the small boy fights for attention, he tosses items out of the grocery cart, and Granddad replies calmly:
“William, William, do not be irritated, friend. We will be home in five minutes; keep your calm, William.”
I was following them throughout the time, drawing by the elders’ reactions toward the kid. Finally, I caught them in the parking lot, and he was loading the parcels to the vehicle.
I spoke to him and said what was on my mind after seeing his reactions.
“It is none of my concern, but you were fantastic in there. I am not sure how you accomplished it. You kept your cool the entire time, and no matter how loud and disruptive the boy became, you kept repeating everything will be OK. William is incredibly fortunate to have you as his grandfather.”
“Thanks,” said the grandfather, “but I’m William. The little brat’s name is Kevin.”