"You are being a TOTAL MONSTER on this, Mom! SCREW YOU!"
Seconds later, Hubby was across the hall, hands on a certain Son's collar, explaining that he. will. not. tolerate. that. kind. of. talk.
And I am glad he stepped up for me. The Sons need to know that Dad and Mom are on the same page.
The funny thing is, Dad is the one who had come down harder. Dad was the one who made the decision the Son didn't like. I guess it is easier to shout down at your Mom, than up at your Dad.
At issue? He wanted a ride to a friend's house, and for Very Valid Reasons we told him he had to ride his bike, instead.
I'm a total monster. So screw me.