You know how many kids holler for candy at the checkout lane of grocery stores? Actually, it’s not only grocery stores that do the candy on the way out bit, even department stores have candy at the cash register now. A very frustrating fact for most parents.

No, this blog isn’t about Joelle. She had her share of meltdowns and tantrums, but, thankfully, she usually doesn’t even ask any longer. This blog really isn’t about candy either. Elise has now come to expect the wallet at the end of a grocery trip. As we enter the checkout lane, it isn’t the candy she clamors for (another day, mommie, another day), it’s my wallet. It has this nice leather tag at the end of the zipper that is just so hard for Elise to resist. She gnaws on it the whole way home. It’s ok, right?