I’m pretty sure this has happened to everyone.
You quickly run into Tesco on your way to visit friends and spend a few minutes choosing some things that you hope they’ll enjoy. You get to the checkouts and they’re busy – meaning a quick dash to the shops has turned into a 10 minute stop, as you wait your turn in a busy London branch of Tesco.
But it’s not the end of the world, right?
Your partner meanwhile is waiting outside in the car for you whilst you quickly run in. They’re probably starting to wonder where you are and what happened to the quick, two-minute dash that the stop was meant to be. They’ll probably be a little annoyed when you get back in the car, or maybe they’re not. It is, after all, only a few extra minutes, and you’re not the only one in the supermarket trying to do some shopping…
So even if the baby has now started to cry out of boredom – as they do – and even if your partner is getting annoyed at having to wait… do they show their frustration?