Sometimes there’s nothing will placate them,
Can stop them bawling and wailing
Like inconsolable, Eastern, coffin-cortège mourners,
Being torn away from what they’re wanting.
No degree in Toddler Distraction Technique will do,
Not even promises of more and greater later;
Above all when it’s a:
Toy to end all airport concourse toys.
Wild horses wouldn’t drag them away, the boys,
Just one desperate dad, to a whole lot of noise.