We recently took all 5 of our kids shopping at Target.
Having learned a few things after parenting for more than a decade, I asked the kids to review the rules in the car on the way to the store.
Here’s what they said.
Family Rules for Shopping
- Be nice.
- Don’t jump on people. Or climb on them, either.
- Use quiet voices.
- Don’t steal other people’s food.
Sometimes kids have better ideas than we do. I wouldn’t have thought to tell them not to jump on people or not to steal other people’s food, but, sure enough, those are some of my expectations.
To think I would’ve just expected that behavior without saying it aloud.