.....the mama bear can come out whenever needed.
Oh my Goodness, has this happened to you?
I was at a park watching my kids play and they had included a couple to other kids. I had a feeling this was not going to end well but I let them keep playing. A few minutes later I see one of the other children go the their Mom. I didn't hear what had taken place but both of us walk closer to the kids and this other Mom starts yelling at my child. I started asking my child questions about the incident and then had to tell the Mom to stop yelling at my child. She then turned and yelled and me and got an inch from my face and that was IT(full blown red headed mama bear came out)........now I started yelling to protect my kids. The other Mom's friends talked her down and we went our separate ways, but man that was intense. (my blood is boiling as I right this, haha)
I explained to the kids that we shouldn't yell at other people, but that if I had to I would do whatever it took to protect them from any sort of danger.