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Never Take a Toddler to the Store

Please, never take a toddler to the store. But if you do, you’ll find that I am right. Your sanity will not endure the chore. The struggle that ensues is no fair fight, 'cause they are armed with cuteness and a scream, which trump your reason, bribery, and might. The lollipop-balloon plan? That’s your scheme? Won’t even get you halfway through your list! You’ll only be a pawn in their regime. They reign with chubby, dimpled, iron fists! And though you threaten, swear and stomp the floor, still you will have to do all they insist! Oh, I beg you, I plead, and I implore … Don't ever take a toddler to the store! April 29, 2019 Quirky Tercets Poetry Contest Nina Parmenter, Sponsor

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Date: 5/6/2019 11:00:00 PM
Wonderful entry. I think every parent can relate on some level with this.
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Date: 5/7/2019 7:14:00 AM
Thank you Jesse :) ~ps
Date: 5/4/2019 8:23:00 AM
Hi P.S.A , Wise words, and as you say so correctly, they always win! Congratulations for coming first - hugs, Jennifer.
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Date: 5/4/2019 9:10:00 PM
Thank you Jennifer :) ~ps
Date: 5/3/2019 2:24:00 PM
Congrats! I can totally relate.
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Date: 5/3/2019 9:02:00 PM
Thank you, Juliet. :)
Date: 5/3/2019 11:18:00 AM
Now this was me, in another life, which was only a few years ago (and one of my boys still has meltdowns from time to time so I have Teflon, glare-proof skin!) I found this adorable but at the same time slightly uncomfortable (the memories!!), very easily and naturally written yet still perfectly formed. It was close but it edged a shared first! And delighted to see it was you! Congratulations!
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Date: 5/3/2019 11:23:00 AM
Thank you so much! So glad you liked it and delighted of course with its placement :)
Date: 5/2/2019 8:03:00 PM
a few parents do not have the problem, but I sure did (with my son, not my daughter) Boy, what a nightmare, so I can relate!!! well done!
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Date: 5/2/2019 8:12:00 PM
Thank you, Andrea :)
Date: 5/2/2019 12:25:00 AM
Funny PS! or a candy shop.
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Date: 5/2/2019 8:56:00 AM
yep, just asking for trouble. I may have mentioned my 3 year old granddaughter... apple of my eye. I am just defenseless against her charms... It's so hard to keep up with those little ones with all that energy and no sense of danger! Thank you for your visit! Glad you enjoyed it :)
Date: 5/1/2019 10:09:00 AM
Wonderful! Great entry in the contest, and so, so, so true! When you think about it, the store is like one massive TV commercial displaying reams of goodies---except in the store they can all be purchased NOW. So, you're 100% right. Love this poem. ~ gw
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Date: 5/1/2019 10:12:00 AM
a bit of tongue in cheek of course, but it is like a minefield for the unprepared :) So glad you enjoyed it! ~ps
Date: 5/1/2019 9:26:00 AM
Sweet as heck Panagiota
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Date: 5/1/2019 9:53:00 AM
Thank you Panagiota :)
Date: 5/1/2019 5:55:00 AM
FANTASTIC! So true, so vivid, so beautifully written my dear friend, P.S.A.! I know where you come from! Haha!
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Date: 5/1/2019 8:39:00 AM
Thank you Demetrios :) ~ps
Date: 4/30/2019 7:31:00 PM
lol, yes they can drive you round the bend, and then back again. nice write P.S. Have a nice day, Thanks for sharing.
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Date: 4/30/2019 7:51:00 PM
Thank you Pixie :)
Date: 4/30/2019 7:13:00 PM
My own children were never a problem, but over the passed 50-years, one can't help but notice the behaviour of children in stores - and in public - is quite unacceptable. Parents need to parents, not "friends"! Good luck! Aloha! Rico
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Date: 4/30/2019 7:50:00 PM
As a grandma I have learned that I don’t have the back or speed to risk the store with my grand baby. It was much easier with my own children
Date: 4/30/2019 9:25:00 AM
So funny and cute! This particular advice is noted. Beautiful!!!
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Date: 4/30/2019 9:33:00 AM
Thank you Vincent! -ps
Date: 4/30/2019 9:07:00 AM
PS, this is so cute and so true ! Best of luck in the contest, but this is a winner for me !
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Date: 4/30/2019 9:10:00 AM
Thank you Dear Heart! I appreciate your feedback. When a poem sits a while without comments I start to wonder what folks are afraid to tell me! Thank you again :). -ps