The one thing that brings me comfort when my kid is having an epic meltdown in Target is the knowledge that I'm not alone. From Instagram posts to real-life experiences, I know every kid, at some point, has a total and complete, world-ending meltdown. Which is why I also know all about the things people are definitely thinking when your baby is screaming in Target. They're not necessarily the kindest things to think about a tiny human being clearly dealing with some feelings, but hey, we've all been there. Sometimes, kids are just the worst.
There's something about Target that pushes me, as a mom, to want to placate my child in any way possible just so I can wander around the aisles peacefully. And yet, I never get a chance to enjoy a peaceful wander around Target with a child. I was shocked that my child, from a very early age, could remember exactly where the treats were and that Target, as a placed of business, was the mecca for them. I still don't know how in the hell she can reach octaves higher than she ever has in her life when denied said treats at said mecca.
All that to say, if you're in line behind me at our local Target, or skimming the aisle we just so happen to be in: I'm not even mad at you for thinking grumpy thoughts in my general direction when my kid is screaming. Next time, for both our sakes, I'll come alone. Then we'll all have a much better time wandering aimlessly and spending way more money than we'll planned. Plus, it will save you from thinking the following: