I saw a funny thing the other day at our shopping centre involving toddlers, which brought back memories when our older daughter was a toddler and the younger one still a baby.
Diane's parents came up from Sydney to stay with us in a holiday house we'd rented on the Gold Coast. I was commuting on weekdays to the office in Brisbane but stayed the weekend with them on the coast. It was in the 70's and shopping centres were closed on Sundays, in Queensland, except on the tourist stip of the coast which was a bit of a novelty for us.
By this time, Dad and I were in hysterics, Diane was mad as hell, mostly with Dad and me for finding this funny.
Were we observed? Not at all. There wasn't a member of staff anywhere near.
Nothing has changed since then.