“Please go get ready.” 

(A few minutes pass, no significant change in status)

“PLEASE go get ready NOW.”

(A few more minutes tick by.)


“Ok, ok!!  You don’t have to yell, mom.”

Really?  I don’t?  Because it seems like every single request I make, I start out courteous, even with a “please” thrown in for effect.  I then move to a more stern request, with emphasis on CERtain SYLlables.  When still nothing happens, I’m forced to morph into this crazy mean person who yells at people to PUT ON THEIR SHOES or BRUSH THEIR TEETH. 

Noone told me about the Rule of Three before I became a Mom.  I wonder what else they’ve been holding out on me.

Or is it just me?