Re: 2 year old!!!!!
Drewsmom, I have to agree that what you describe sounds like typical 2-year-old behavior. They're not called the "terrible twos" for nothing, right? Actually, if all he does is act like he can't hear a word you're saying, you're ahead of the game! Throwing themselves on the floor and having screaming, kicking tantrums is common.
I kept my kids in the stroller until they were four. I wasn't going to have them running around the store; I didn't think it was safe. When they got tired of being in the stroller, we left. Getting out wasn't an option.