Today the family went to the post office to get my son a passport. The process is numbing to say the least. Here’s how you figure out how long you have to wait: Take the number of people in front of you and multiply that by 45 minutes! Needless to say, even though we were early we had a long wait ahead of us. Halfway through my son came up to me and yelled his favorite four letter word – P.O.O.P! No problem, right? Wrong. There are no bathrooms in the post office and it was 12 degrees outside so we weren’t going out to find a place.
Here is what I learned:
1. When you tell a child “Okay, so this is how this is going to happen” they know something crazy is about to go down and they will listen.
2. You don’t have to ask for space, once people realize what is about to happen, they will scatter like cockroaches.
3. Just keep your head down, after all, it’s not like you’re going to stop even if someone asks you to.
4. Just look confident – like you’ve been there a million times before. Look them right in the eyes when you walk up to the garbage can and dispose of the goods.