Okay....I'm used to my difficult child having the occasional tantrum or mouth when it comes to something HE doesn't want to do BUT......this one takes the cake! We stopped by the local craft store to grab a few things to make necklaces for his class. He's walking beside me and takes off running. I say his name a few times and tell him to get back here. He runs past me and swats me on the behind. Ok....so then he runs an aisle away. I go get him and tell him to stop. This leads into a 5 minute escapade. He runs 3 aisles away screaming and crying at the top of his lungs. I try to catch him but let me tell you....it's hard to catch a skinny little 8 year old. They're fast! So, he hides but I can still hear him crying. I can't chase him down because he's hid around a bunch of mirrors. Women in the store (mostly older) are looking at me like I'm trying to kidnap my kid! I really thought that they were going to call the police on me. He was hysterical. Anyway....he finally comes out and I take him by the hand and we walked out. I tried to explain to him that he CAN'T do that. Someone will think that MOMMY is not mommy and interfere. I'm only 5'-2" some big person my try to take him away from me thinking I'm trying to hurt him. What do you do. I will admit that I held my calm and DID NOT SPANK or BEAT HIM! But I was so frustrated.