This afternoon I had to mail a package at the post office. There is a long counter where I used to let Munchkin sit when he was younger. Munchkin wanted to sit up there today and when I told him he was now too big, he offered to be very, very, very, very good.
When we got to the window, the clerk patted the counter and said Munchkin could sit up there. I placed him on the counter with the reminder not to touch anything. Postal stuff was within reach everywhere. Munchkin was a model child and he looked at everything. Sometimes his nose was an inch away, but he was quiet and he didn't touch a thing.
Walking away, I commended Munchkin on his behavior. Munchkin responded, "Mommy, did you see how many kinds of tape they had?"
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