Mommy: Get your shoes on.
Abby: Just stands there and stares at me with an evil look saying with her eyes, “NO!”
Mommy: Almost incoherent with anger that she is being defied. Go sit on your bed.
Mommy: Takes Abby’s arm and steers her to the bedroom while giving her a little swat on the butt. You need to obey mommy. Sit on the bed until you can say you are sorry and obey.
Abby: Screaming as though she actually felt the swat through the layers of dress she’s wearing. Mom, that wasn’t very nice!
Mommy: Oh, mercy. Runs from the room so she can laugh hysterically at the fact that she’s just been reprimanded for disciplining her child.