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Posted: Wednesday, Mar 20th, 2013

Toddlers live for the moment

Attention store owners who cater to toddler-persons: If you would like to continue to have me patronize your establishment, I must ask that you not change things. Ever.

There are a multitude of reasons for this, but they all come down to the fact that toddler-persons are really strange, and their parents are really tired. And no amount of 50-percent off sales, friendly staff people or heavily discounted plushies will help if you mess with either one of those.

First to the strangeness.

Toddlers live for the moment. There is no yesterday, there is no tomorrow. There is only now. Now! NOW! Indeed, if you talk to my daughter, everything cool that has ever happened in her life has happened in the last 24 hours.

Disneyland, going to Florida, the aquarium, her birthday, her friend’s birthday, the homeless guy with the sign at Safeway’s birthday: All of it happened pretty much this morning or yesterday. It’s like “Groundhog Day” without Bill Murray.

For the complete article see the 03-20-2013 issue.

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