I can remember times when I would act like a pain in the ass when we were in public..grocery, K Mart, whatever...
My mom would put her hand around my ARM, not tightly, just so I knew I couldn't run. She'd lean down close to my ear and say, almost softly, 'would you like to go outside?'... Never, not once did I ever feel like going outside.
Whatever I was doing, it was done. Over. It had me scared shitless!
Thing is, my mom never hit me. How did she manage to infer so much into that little sentence. What did I think was gonna happen?
I have a daughter now and I'm seriously hoping I have inherited this awesome power..