My 4-year-old was dramatically protesting SOME very unfortunate (obvious to her only) mistreatment in her life…
And she was doing it at a loud wail.
With a bunch of pitchy screeches.
It was enough. I was trying to work, and I couldn’t concentrate at all.
So, I did what all moms always say they will NEVER do but ALWAYS do (see the hilarity right there). I shouted from the other room…
STOP CRYING RIGHT NOW OR I WILL EAT YOUR CHOCOLATE!
Oh, no. I didn’t stop there. I went on…
Is that crying I still hear?
Crying is getting a bit softer, but there is a bit of remaining whining…
That’s IT! I’m getting up right now to go and get your chocolate. I will eat every last bite! Don’t make me do it!
I was actually looking for an excuse to eat chocolate.