It seems like I'm having 'words' with my children these days.
'Pick up your coat.'
'Put away your shoes.'
'Who left the tap running in the bathroom?'
And then today one of my kids accused me of screaming at them.
I'm actually very calm when I make these requests. I also know that I'm NOT screaming because my teeth are clamped together as I repeat these things over and over and over.
You can't scream when your teeth are clenched.
When I was accused of this I replied that I was not screaming and then I asked them the classic Mom question, 'Do you want to hear me scream?'
Funny but the child said no.
The child ran too.
I can't imagine why, I have such a lovely screaming voice.