I was at the grocery store the other day. You know how you can hear shoppers in the other aisles talking? You might not see them. But you hear them.
On this occasion, I overheard a mother talking to her toddler.
Or her dog.
"Marianna Rose, sit."
"Marianna Rose, stop that."
"Marianna Rose, that is NOT the way to get what you want."
"Marianna Rose, stop making that face."
I didn't hear a peep from Marianna Rose. I didn't hear scuffling. Marianna Rose seemed to be a most compliant child.
I was tempted to find Marianna Rose's mother and say:
"Lady, YOU are the one who needs to sit and stop that. The way you are acting is not the way to get what you want."
"And, by the way, your face is probably stuck that way."
But I didn't.
I hope Marianna Rose is one strong-willed kid.