I'm not going to lie, having a baby has not been the easiest transition. I mean, errands? Forget it. Some how she always ends up knowing we are not out for nice walk, but in the middle of Costco. However, there are times her strange knack for knowing we aren't enjoying a nice stroll can come in handy. Take for example the other day when we were in Target: I entered the store, returned an item, got a gift card with the return money and proceeded to do some shopping. As I was checking out, Avery decided to wake up and started to get fussy. No big deal. However, the gift card, that I had just received, wasn't working and so I was directed back to the returns counter. Now Avery is flat out angry. As the Target employee was trying to figure out the problem with the gift card, Avery started to wail. Finally, I said, "Listen I'll just pay for it for real." Again, no problem - except their credit card machine was down. Avery, and now myself, are beside ourselves. Eventually, the transaction is made and I'm informed I've been given a 10% discount. "Great," I say, and leave Target. As soon as I take five steps from the return counter, Avery instantly stops crying.
This could become a great schtick: Go to store, attempt to make a purchase, shake baby, get discount, leave store with happy baby.