Many people consider the Christmas season to be a shopping season but taking your kids out is not always the most enjoyable part of it. After all, the stores are full of toys and you might have a problem with your kids begging to take some of those toys home with them.
If you find yourself in such a situation, then Kristina Watts from Washington may just have a solution for you. She is a mom and she is sharing her trick to keep kids from begging for Christmas toys while shopping. She posted it on Facebook last week and it has gone viral.
“Once again my camera roll is FULL of pictures of Emerson with every single thing she wants for Christmas,” Watts wrote on that post.
“Why…because it’s the most amazing parenting hack ever and has stopped MANY meltdowns! If you aren’t using this hack…listen up friends.”
Watts goes on to talk about how her daughter, Emmie would want everything she saw in the store at Christmas. Since she put this parenting hack into play, it brought her daughter’s crazy toy snatching behavior under control.
What’s the trick? Take a picture!
“Pause for a second, comment on the thing they’re pointing out, and say, ‘Let’s take a picture with it and send it to Santa so he knows you want it!’” Watts said. “Note: you can send it to Santa, grandma, TeeTee Stephanie or whoever it is you can pawn it off on. Totally up to you and can be different every time.”
“You’re welcome,” she added.
Moms everywhere are praising this brilliant tip in the comments.
“I love this idea, thank you for sharing!” a Facebook user commented.
“Genius and I admire your honesty!” another person said.
“Thanks this is exactly what we did Saturday at Target,” said one mom. That mother went on to share a picture of her daughter posing with a toy unicorn at Target.
It seems as if Watts’ viral post was right on target because it was shared on Facebook tens of thousands of times and more than 15,000 people commented.