The kids are hungry. No probs. Take them around the food court at the mall accepting the tasters. Linger with a “hmm, maybe I should but I really can’t decide” look and they give you more tasters…then move on to the next and do the same…then the next…et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. Kids fed!
Kids wanna do something fun but you got more shopping to do…easy! This is so many birds with one stone! Negotiation skills, literacy skills, shopping in blissful peace skills, obviously a bit of stranger danger awareness in there too, extra exercise as you keep speed walking back up the aisles to check he’s still in situ and not helped himself to a pack of cookies behind him.Shopping bits bought in record time! Everyone’s happy!