Add a couple of emergency surprises into your own bag. Keep them small, light and imaginative. Try…
– A couple of magic tricks.
– The Kinder Surprise eggs are great. Not too much junk, but still a treat.
– A magazine appropriate for your child’s age group. If your child is too young to read get one you like and point to the pictures.
– A fake tattoo, or fake fingernails.
A small surprised saved for when your child is getting restless works a charm.