Have you ever experienced anger on behalf of a loved one that exceeded any anger you've ever felt on your own behalf? I know the Moms out there understand what I'm talking about - - don't mess with our babies if you don't want to tangle with a mad mama bear.
I know I should not have . . . but I did. And it wasn't really anger so much as it was irritation.
If you're going to engage yourself in a battle of wits in this arena, you better come flippin' armed.