Zavier usually plays with my iPhone at the grocery store to keep him occupied, but tonight the battery ran out on aisle 10. He handed it to me and announced, "it's broken. Phone's broken."
Me: "I'm sorry Zavier. The battery died. Can you please sit quietly in the cart while I finish shopping? I'm almost done. I'll give you chips in the car. First shopping, then chips."
So he did. He waited patiently, even though we were there for at least another 30 minutes. When we arrived at the car, he wanted his chips reward like I promised. He said, "Mommy, can I have chips open?"
It was good communication, great patience, wonderful trip to the store.