Shopping With Kids

	A man observed a woman in the grocery store with a three year old
	girl in her basket. As they passed the cookie section, the little
	girl asked for cookies and her mother told her no. The little girl
	immediately began to whine and fuss, and the mother said quietly,
	"Now Monica, we just have half of the aisles left to go through;
	don't be upset. It won't be long."

	Soon they came to the candy aisle, and the little girl began to shout
	for candy. And when told she couldn't have any, began to cry. The
	mother said, "There, there, Monica, don't cry--only two more aisles
	to go, and then we'll be checking out."

	When they got to the check-out stand, the little girls immediately
	began to clamor for gum and burst into a terrible tantrum upon
	discovering there'd be no gum purchased. The mother patiently said,
	"Monica, we'll be through this check out stand in 5 minutes and then
	you can go home and have a nice nap."

	The man followed them out to the parking lot and stopped the woman to
	compliment her. "I couldn't help noticing how patient you were with
	little Monica," he began.

	Whereupon the mother said, "I'm Monica -- my little girl's name is

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