A mum, dad and 4 year old were walking behind me in the supermarket.
I kid you not:
: paahhhhh! paaaahs!
: Stop whinging and whining.
: 'pah' 'I want paaaahs'
Mum screams back: STOP IT NOW!
Kid stops a moment.
I'm confused as to what this is all about, until...
Mum: You're NOT having prawns for dinner!
Not everyday you hear a 4 year old screaming for prawns. Then, to my disbelief...
Mum: OH ALRIGHT! If we get you prawns will you stop your whinging?
Mum: Really? You will stop all your whinging and whining?
Mum: Ok go with your Dad and get some prawns.
Kid walks happily the other way with Dad.
The last thing I heard as they walked off, was the kid, insistent to dad:
"...I get to choose which ones."
As if on a theme, two minutes later in another aisle, another kid, older, said to his friend "Let's play handball," and off they went, there and then, with a tennis ball.