When you don’t have a toddler (or if it’s been a while since you’ve had one), it can be easy to forget what lunatics the little love bugs can be. I have a two-year-old. He’s the sweetest, most adorable little human I have ever laid eyes on. And he’s also nuts. As his parents, my husband and I know what toys or activities would be great for him, and which ones to keep far out of his sight. Because, let’s face it, the second a tiny human eyeballs something he wants, he will throw himself on the floor, kicking and screaming, until he gets it, or until his attention is diverted to something else equally as impressive/shiny/interesting.
The beloved one-stop-shop of arguably every mom and dad in America recently did something that made toddler parents lose their minds. Target added adorable little shopping carts for their miniature customers to use while shopping with a grown-up. The problem, as countless parents have pointed out on social media, is that toddlers are a bit unruly. What was meant to be a fun way to get the kids involved in a shopping trip, turned into mayhem as the children tossed everything they passed in the aisles into their carts and rammed the wheels into the ankles and legs of parents and random shoppers alike.
Over on Twitter, there were tales of bruised ankles and shins, cart collisions, and kiddie meltdowns—not to mention all the traffic jams brought on by all the little rascals trying to maneuver their vehicles down the aisles.
“@Target while your new shopping carts are adorable they are a terrible idea,” wrote one. “It took me 8724 hours to get milk.”
Target responded quickly by removing the offending carts, much to the dismay of 3-year-olds everywhere. But you can be sure that parents rejoiced.
Check out what one parent had to endure as a result of the carts from hell:
— Lil Jonesy (@keepinupwjonesy) September 7, 2016