Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Real Parenting Conversations: What Kind of Screaming?

The scene: our house, evening. The pervasive sound of screaming and cries of woe echo from Firstborn's room. My wife calls out from the living room:

Mommy: "Firstborn! Are you in actual pain, or are you just being melodramatic?"

Firstborn: "MELODRAMATIC!"

Mommy: "Okay! Thanks!"


  1. What? You mean you can't tell by the pitch?

  2. Not when he's being frustrated by a game or something, no.


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