Eventually, we made it inside. I headed for the books thinking maybe we'd find him a board book or something (we did, but he wasn't particularly interested) and possibly something for me. After a while, he decided he wanted a pen, but he's taken all the pens in my purse and left them various places so I gave him the stylus from my Centro. Amazingly enough, when he decided to start throwing it on the floor, I successfully retrieved it and _made it all the way home_ with the stylus. Shocking, but true. Next up: mama should wear her sunglasses. I did that for a while then we swapped back while we contemplated buying him more clothes, but I think he has enough size 4/4T shorts so we decided not to. We called R. to determine how the shopping was going and split up the remaining list and then got in line. T. wanted out of the cart around this point and to be carried _by his papa_. Yes, _quite_ surprising. When R. had to reload the cart post scanning and then pay, I retrieved T. and followed him around while he demanded beverage from the vending machines. After failing to interest him in a bottled water, I got him an OJ and we followed R. out to the van. A spectacularly successful trip, considering how Costco trips _had_ been going.
In addition to my impulse book purchases (a bunch of Dr. Seuss and _Sin in the Second City_), R. picked up a Belkin product designed to keep a laptop from heating up a lap. He declined to get the USB powered fan version in favor of the one with the hollow center. I took one look at that and said, T. will promptly fill that hollow with anything available, possibly books. Sure enough, he did. Immediately. But it is kind of a neat product. I also predicted R. would wind up borrowing it and using it. Which he did.