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And why should kids pay attention?

I took this photo yesterday after seeing an adult ditch their shopping cart next to the cart return area. My guess is that it would have taken an additional 8 seconds to have successfully put it up in the right place. Behavior like this astonishes me. It's lazy and inconsiderate. This person had an older child with her. I guess that child will learn that doing things like this is okay. I know that this is a little thing but children learn from little things. It's our job as adults to be a good example!
These same "parents" are the first ones to try to start a fight with teachers when they hear their child is not listening or following directions in class. Sorry, I just had to vent my frustrations~ Thanks for listening, I feel better now!
Shelly, Mom Files


  1. I feel you on this Shelly. I try to return my cart every time. If not my kids do.It's all about putting things back where they belong!

  2. Ugh, this is one of my biggest pet peeves. How hard would it have been for her to push the cart an extra two feet to where it belongs?? Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog the other day, old school is my favorite!

  3. This disgusts me as well. I always make an effort to put my cart away, simply because it's the right thing to do!

    Plus, for some reason, the grocery cart guy (the one whose job it is to gather all the stray carts together in the parking lot and put them under the pavilion) always seems to be an old man at my store... and it is so lazy and trifling to make more work for him.

    And, as you've stated, our kids are watching everything we do, and I really wanna set the best example!


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