I now know!!!!

why some parents put their little ones on a leash…

We attempted to take Joshua to the store today, leaving the other 3 home (don’t worry, the oldest is 16).  I’m not sure if it was the fact that he was out of the house without his brothers and sister or if it was because he was having one of “those” days; either way he was a terror on wheels!!!

He wouldn’t listen for nothing, kept running ahead of us and when either one of us called out his name; he’d turn around and give us this evil grin. Taunting us, as if to say in his best Bela Lugosi voice; Yes, come and get me <insert evil laugh here>

I NOW understand why some parents resort to leashes.  My older 3 kids always listened, and I think that is partly due to the fact that we really didn’t venture out much between the age of 2-3… Josh will be 3 in June, and here I thought we’d already gone through the terrible 2’s.  I think he’s relapsed!

For those who don’t know what I’m speaking of, here is a picture of a parent leash.

Kid Leash

Kid Leash, AKA Child Harness

Needless to say, any attempts to constrain him to the buggy were failed.  He wanted to walk like a big boy, which also meant our 30-45 minute grocery shop ended up taking us double the time. 😦

I now understand why some parents choose to restrain their little angels… I’m giving serious thought too.


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