Katrina - posted on 06/19/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )
The majority of the time that we take the girls out (4 & 2yo), to shopping complexes etc, they tend to walk several feet away. Now they do stay WITH us, but don't walk in a straight line (understandable) but they just don't watch where they are going, walk directly into other people...I feel like I am forever grabbing them to pull them to me if I can see a collision about to happen.
There are times when, if they are doing it deliberately, they HAVE to hold hands/trolley etc. but they generally are well behaved and I believe it is just absent-mindedness.
Any tips to help me "wake them up" so to speak? I understand that they will grow out of it eventually but it would be great to be able to speed that up :) It gets so annoying having to spend the whole trip apologising for them...