The other day I was watching some kids at my friend's home daycare. My difficult child and 2 other boys were extremely rambunctious, spinning and running around to the point of it being a safety issue. I took them outside for a run in the light rain (my friend let them play out in the muddy backyard the day before for the same reason )because it was obvious they needed to burn off some energy. It was no help. After asking them several times to stop spinning, stop running, etc. it was time for a time out. I told all 3 to come over and sit on the couch. 2 of them did what I asked but my difficult child, true to his nature, refused. So I picked him up and sat him on the couch next to me but he jumped right up and informed me that he was not going to sit anywhere. So, I held him on my lap and he started hitting and kicking me. I restrained his arms and legs at which point he yelled, "If you don't let me go, I'm going to pee on you!" Without even thinking, I lost it. He has never used that one before and it just hit me as down right, laugh-out-loud, funny. I know it was completely inappropriate to laugh, but I couldn't help it. I have laughed at him before when he has yelled something at me and it just strikes me as funny to see such a little guy think he has so much authority. I know I shouldn't, but the laughter hits me before I can stop myself. I know it doesn't help matters with him, but sometimes it actually helps me stay calm with the situation. I just had to confess this. Surely others have done it too, right? by the way, no, he didn't pee on me. I told him that if he wanted to pee on me he could, but to remember that it would first soak his own clothes before a drop reached me so he would really be the one to suffer and that I still wouldn't let him up. He didn't have anything to say to that and he calmed down fairly quickly after that.