There is one reason I HATE shopping during the Summer, and it has nothing to do with the humidity or the heat. Its the parents who bring their whiny, bratty little children shopping with them when they are out of school!
Now don't get me wrong, I don't mind parents bringing their children shopping. I get it. You are stuck with your kids all Summer and need to carry on your daily routines with them. My problem is with parents who let their obnoxious, screaming, little brats run around the store like its a glorified daycare centre and do absolutely NOTHING about it!
Why should I or anyone else put up with your child's behavior?
Yes, children (especially toddlers) will throw temper tantrums, and older children will get into mischief. But just because you are out in public doesn't mean you can't discipline your child. In fact, I encourage it because that is what being a good parent is about. By letting your child act like a little douche while out in public, you are teaching them that it's okay to act inappropriately and annoy others without consequence.
So next time you are at a store and your kid acts up, please, out of respect for the rest of us, discipline your child.