while we were in colorado visiting my parents, ben was having a particularly sassy day. which crossed into disrespect and defiance more than once. he had such a moment while we were at costco with my mom and lyle. and because i had the luxury of another set of hands in which to leave lyle, i took ben to the car while they finished shopping to just give him some space and remove him from the situation. that made him even more mad and he threw a tantrum on the way there. yelling and screaming at me.
so what was going to be a quick conversation about being kind and loving turned into a discipline conversation in which i said, “ben, you are going to have a time out when we get back to grandma’s hosue.” to which he replied, “THERE ARE NO TIME OUTS ON VACATION!”