Last night I was watching a nature show about a tigress and her three little cubs. She made sure to lead her little cubs away whenever danger approached. Many times that danger was that of a family member (her mate and her grown up cubs). I'm kind of feeling like a tigress these past couple of days. We're going to see my husband's family for the Thanksgiving holiday, and I've had a couple of clashes with them before...over random parenting decisions. The problem is that now any little thing sets off a red flag for me. I want to be protective of myself and my "cub" but I don't want to be overly defensive either. Anybody else in a similar situation?