I love it when I “spy” parent hacks in public places. From Sara:
I was at the grocery store the other day, and saw a kid in the checkout line playing with a “balloon” made of a plastic produce bag blown up and tied off. I’m sure there are some safety issues (balloons and plastic bags in the same sentence!) if the kid’s unattended, but it seemed like a fast way to distract your kids during a grocery store trip.
Reminds me of the old “blow up a surgical glove” trick in the doctor’s waiting room!