You totally rule. I blogcrush upon you.
What I want to know is, why do people with no children always seem to think they know how to raise them and what exactly is appropriate behavior for them?
For instance, I must have heard variations on this story about a thousand times:
"I was in the store the other day and some kid was throwing a tantrum and the mother (note - it's almost always the mother in these stories) wasn't doing anything! I hate stupid bratty kids!"
You know what? If you removed your kid from a situation the moment they start to have a temper tantrum then they learn that the moment they want to leave somewhere all they have to do is throw a temper tantrum. And kids are smart, it doesn't take them very long to learn this.
And it's more important to me for my daughter to *not* learn that than it is to me for you to not be annoyed for a few minutes.
Deal with it. It's called living in a functional society.