Couple's shopping and parenting

March 30, 2016
couple's shopping
I was walking through the aisles of our local Walmart, looking for things I didn't know I needed, when I crossed paths with a German family.

You can look, but please don't touch!


The mom was totally engrossed in all the merchandise, leaving the dad to do the parenting. As they walked by lots of drinkware the father warned the child: 'Don't touch! You can only look, or it will break!'

The child of course, tried to touch a fragile looking wine glass anyway, and gave his dad a look that said: 'Well? Whatcha gonna do about it?!'
'Whát did daddy say?!' the dad shouted. 'You can only look!'
His wife just put a wooden owl into their cart, when he turned to her and hissed: 'I wanna leave! Now!'

Is he talking to his wife or his child...


I lost sight of them then. But as I made my way to the checkout I could still hear the dad shout:

'You can only have a look!'

But I'm not sure whether he was talking to his child or to his wife...

13 comments

  1. I always get caught up in people watching when I go shopping. Sometimes you just can't help but wonder what people are talking about. Thanks for joining the Family Joy link party! :)

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    1. It can certainly add some fun to your shopping watching other shoppers.

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  2. What a riot! I hopped over from This Is How We Roll and then went to like your FB page--and found out I already had! And no wonder...love what you've got going on here! :)

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  3. Ha ha, if you saw me shopping with my girls you would hear "you look with your eyes, not with your fingers!" Needless to say they still touch! It drives me nuts but I usually keep pretty calm as I don't like making an unnecessary scene.

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    1. Apparently it's very hard for children to look with their eyes, and not their fingers...

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  4. Haha, so true! That's hilarious... and sounds like a German ;)

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  5. Never shop as a couple - that should be the first rule of being in a couple, just don't ever do it...ever!

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  6. Hiliarious! I cringe when I hear conversations like this in a store, whether it be either spouse/child. Personally, I don't take my husband shopping, except at Lowes, and even then, we go in, get what we need, and leave. He takes the fun out of it. It is something we both agreed on years go, don't take "me" shopping. I'm A-OK with that. Cute post.

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  7. Ha! That's fun. Wondering why the child wasn't responding to Dad. Fun story. I love Wal-Mart.

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  8. How interesting! It's always a fun and unique experience going to Walmart! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

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  9. I hope people are not watching me when I am shopping...

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  10. Interesting!! Thank you for sharing with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you again next week.

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  11. I am such a huge people watcher too, but lately I haven't been able to do it as often because I usually shop with my son and have to remind him as well to "look but don't touch".

    Thanks for sharing this on the Friday Funday blog hop!

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