So, I did something I rarely do last night. *** After difficult child's art show and pot luck at school, we took him to Bass Pro. They had an canopy on sale that we have been wanting to get for some time, and it was over 1/3 off. Sale ends today and we can't go tonight. *** So we took difficult child to Bass Pro. He armed himself with all his money, which totaled $4 and will barely buy a drink in that store. *** He went immediately to the toys and began the "I want" dance. (So how sad is it that my kid doesn't know where toys are in Walmart, only recently began to recognize a Walmart, but he knows exactly where the toys are in Bass Pro...? I digress.) *** He begged. He pleaded. He cried and sometimes screamed, sometimes loudly. He bargained with the sales people, begging them to reduce the prices. It lasted however long we were in the store, 30-40 minutes, I guess. I chased difficult child while husband found our canopy, which took some time as they only had one left and they had to "find" it. We paid for our canopy with a crying difficult child in tow, and left. *** And I was smiling ear to ear. BECAUSE...There were no on-the-floor-tantrums. There was no hitting. There was no spitting. There was no kicking. There wasn't even name calling. He did not run from me in the store or throw items on the floor, or destroy any displays! *** In another, what, 6 years, I might be able to browse the clothing racks while he's in the store with me. Awesome!