I’m not a parent but I am a pretty hands-on uncle. (That might have come out wrong.) So I’ve witnessed many, many Trump-like tantrums and stone cold “I ain’t movin'” protests from toddlers on up. They’re the worst but the worstest is when a kid just goes limp and lifeless onto the ground and refuses to get up. That particular move is the devil. My mother once needed strangers to help her pick her grandchild up off the floor of Target due to a Paw Patrol action figure incident and my nephew somehow increasing the earth’s gravitational pull. That’s why, in this video, the dad is a child-rearing genius. He just picks the kid up like a duffel bag!
Two-year-old Juliette decided she’d had enough of physical exertion for the day and laid down in the driveway, refusing to budge. That didn’t faze Juliette’s dad. Our new Dr. Spock just used her coat as a handle and carted her on in like the rest of the shopping. Juliette didn’t seem fazed either. One gets the impression that Juliette might be carried around like that a lot. Fight the power, Juliette.