Your child is having a hard time listening to direction, is in the middle of a level 10 meltdown (a rarity, but still occurs). You're in the middle of a Halloween GTG at your church, population 1,000.
You want to just go home and cut your losses, but your mom is insisting/hissy fitting to stay and continue.
Would you tell her that ya'll are packing up and she can stay if she wants with your dad....or...would you allow them (if they offered) to take your little man on into the party events, while you go home?
Asking, ya know...for a friend.