Thus when Daddy threatened to GROUND me it caused all sorts of anxiety. I have heard this happens to other kids when they are bad so I know it isn't good. I had to bite down on my Sauropoda to relieve the anxiety.
I spent the rest of the night appealing to the love of my Mommy. I figured if I could remind her how much she loved me she would intervene if Daddy tried to actually GROUND me.
Sometimes to protect yourself you need to play one parent against another.