To set the scene: when we go through the check-out line at Costco, the kids (riding in the cart) go through on one side of the register, while Papa goes through the other side to pay. I go wherever the kiddos need me to-- they sometimes don't like sitting on the register side without one of us.
Mugger: Mama, we don't need you. You can go stand with Papa.
Bug: Mama, Papa doesn't need you. You can come stand with me!