Okay. So my parents never said this to me, but I used to hear parents threaten to LeAvE their kids in Wal-Mart when it was time to go.
I thought that was horrible and also that it would NeVeR be Me! WrOnG!!!
When I was out at a Wal-Mart with my son Jason and he was around two.I let him know that it was time to "go". He threw his chubby little body down right there on that nasty, dirty floor, and I said,"if you don't get up and come with me RIGHT NoW,I am going to LeaVe you here!!"I actually said it!!! It worked though, and up he got himself up and came to me and out we went!!
I became that MEAN parent!! Maybe, just maybe they weren't so mean after all!!!