Tonight at dinner Max's best for the day was, "I wasn't really in trouble at all today."
It totally cracked me up because I'd just gotten done writing about all of the troubles today here on the blog.
I'm guessing the difference is that no one got overly mad or yelled and he didn't have to ever spend time in his room or sitting on a stool. So, even though he did stuff he shouldn't have and there were consequences, he felt like he hadn't been in trouble all day.
Is this a good thing? Yes, I think so. I think what it really means is that he never really felt unloved. That's a check in the good column in my book.