OK, super clunky title. Sorry I couldn't think of a more succinct way to put it.
Here's the deal-- I just started a new job as a library director where I'll be leading a reading time for preschool aged kids. My son is 3.5 so my mom (who watches him when I am at work) brought him in to sit with us.
DS was so happy to see me and wanted to sit with me... in the middle of the story, while all the other kids had to stay seated. I kept telling him he needed to go sit down, but he obviously didn't understand why mom didn't want to cuddle with him like normal.
He left halfway through and told my mom that he wanted to go home... so they sat outside of the storytime room and played and read together. Afterwards I could tell he couldn't quite make sense of what had happened and was trying to deal with it on his own.
I guess my question is, did I handle this OK? It made me feel bad (having to push him away and tell him to sit down several times), so I am guessing maybe not. Is there a good way to handle this situation and if so how??