I'm sure that was your plan all along, you devious little bastards, so most of the time I just pretend I didn't hear it. Then the child is forced to get up and come find me. This system works better for me.
So, how the hell did I become a yeller?
Our house is what they call a split level, which means there are 2 stories on one side and 1 on the other, in the middle. It's also pretty big. As we have already established, I spend every waking moment in the kitchen, which is the middle level. The bedrooms are upstairs and the TV room is downstairs. So, I'm usually in the middle of wherever they are. And I spend a LOT of time yelling at them about stuff.
"GET YOUR SHOES ON IT'S TIME FOR SCHOOL!"
"COME IN HERE AND HAVE DINNER!"
"THREE MINUTES AND IT'S TIME FOR BED!"
"CHILD 1! DO YOU WANT CHEERIOS?"
"WHO DREW ON THE BATHROOM FLOOR?"
"WHY IS THERE A PILE OF WET SOCKS IN MY DINING ROOM?"
"CHILD 2, STOP HITTING THE CAT WITH YOUR PANTS!"
"WHO IS CRYING RIGHT NOW?"
"WHAT IS THAT SMELL???"
(etc. I'm sure you guys can come up with some of your own...)
I do this, and yet I still hate yelling. I hate it when I do it, too.
I don't understand how this happened. How did I become what I hate? I'm thinking of getting an intercom system installed.
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