What is it about men and convenience stores? I don’t think I’m going out on a limb when I say that convenience stores stay in business because of numbers of male customers that patronize them on the regular. I have 2 toddlers, and I’m already seeing that they will uphold the tradition of men being in the convenience store.
We live just a few blocks off from a 7-11 store and so when we walk to school or around the neighborhood, my boys are always quick to point out that they went there with Daddy to buy ice cream or juice. Surprise, Surprise…LOL!
Anyway, on one walk home from preschool the other week, my 3-year old reminded me that I said earlier (at drop off) that I would bring some money and we could stop in there on the way home. Well, since he didn’t forget, I had to be a Mom of my word. He knew he wanted cookies and they way he scanned the aisle checking everything was so reminiscent of “men” I’ve seen doing the same thing. Pondering those big decisions…haha!
Finally, he did settle on a pack of Chips Ahoy cookies and as I instructed him to take it to the counter to pay, he said, “No Mommy, I need to get drink too!” Okay!!? I give up…I just about died inside, knowing he was mimicking what his Dad does…snack and a drink! I let them know we won’t do this everyday, but that day the treat was on me.