Have you ever read the children's book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, then you might get a kick out of the version I made up to illustrate how difficult it is to take your toddler to the store! Enjoy! lol
If you bring a toddler to the store, he will ask to walk around.
If you let him walk around, he will probably lead you to the chip & candy aisle.
Once he's there, he will see tons of delicious things & realize he has no where to put them sooo he will most likely ask for your shopping cart to hold everything..
And then he might get carried away and start pulling everything off the shelves & adding them to the basket.
When you ask him to put it all back, he will say "no."
After insisting for several minutes, to no avail, you will give up. You will then do a quick scan down the aisle to make sure no one is looking, grab your toddler & run, leaving the basket of goodies behind..
He will throw a fit on your way out.
You'll make it halfway to the car before realizing you actually really do need some groceries.
You will turn around, grab a shopping cart, buckle him in, give him some cookies, candy, or balloons & hope for the best.
And those treats will keep your toddler occupied for all of 5 minutes at which point he will want to walk around..