Speak Softly and Carry a Big Stick

Sometimes I think I have a voice that only armadillos can hear. Seriously.

  • Time for bed
  • Rinse off your dishes
  • Throw away the little snips from your kool-aid packets
  • Clean your room
  • Wash your face
  • Do your chores
  • I'm on the phone, stop talking to me
  • Get ready
  • Pick up your mess all around the house
  • Please pick up your clothes from the living room after you take them off to take a shower. Or, better yet, take them off in the BATHROOM. (Bet you can't guess which child I'm talking to ;) )

They all fall on deaf ears.

I need to learn to speak with more authority. But then I get laughed at because it just doesn't jive with my voice.

Bet the armadillos have a spotless home with kids who are in bed with clean faces. Lucky things.


coastie bro said...

but do they look at you like you are stupid. i have that problem. so i know it was heard b/c it turns around and looks at me like i am stupid and keeps doing what i told it not to do.

....one of these days...straight to the moon...

Bubba's Sis said...

Hmmm - I must have that voice, too. We must get together and practice our booming, authoritative voices! And then laugh at each other.

Jamie Dawn said...

I think you need to carry a chain saw. That would get everyone's attention!!


Mommas don't get no respect!!!!

Jenny 865-53oh9 said...

Amen! I'm a yeller but that doesn't work either. They just blink at me and go to their "happy place"....sigh...

Kim said...

Gee and I thought it was just my kid that had selective hearing.

Bubba's Mom said...

I think a hand mike might be helpful, accompanied by threats of bodily harm. HA! The last time I caused bodily harm to a child it was Bubba, and I beat him with the rolled up TV Bible while he rolled on the floor and laughed hysterically.

Stacey said...

Yup, that's how I am too, D. You're too cute...and I'm going to go wash my face right now, I heard what you said! xoxo