She looked at him with cold, hard eyes.
She was seething mad.
She wanted to obliterate him from the face of the earth.
She did not.
She had to exercise self-control.
She knew that if she allowed her impulses to lord over her, she would regret it in future.
She was capable of hurting the child in her bout of anger.
She ransacked her brain in search of another way to discipline the child.
She breathed in deeply and exhaled slowly, letting go of her pent up anger and stress.
This time around, she would not make the child pay for her stressful day.