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May 14, 2008

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SuburbanCorrespondent

Chock full, you goof head.

I'd go for the cage. And a muzzle.

papadale

I'd go for the sound proof cubical, I'll bet Sean can come up with one that has a dead bolt lock on the inside, if this fails, see if the pharmacist can mix up some blueberry flavored Benadril, that and an ever-clear spiked fruit juicy should do the trick.

Keli

I tried threatening them, throwing tantrums, feigning illness, all to get them to be quiet just so I could get some work done. My younger son had the brilliant idea that I do my work at night, when he was asleep. In the end, they grew up (to become teens), and I regained my life and career. So my advice? Patience...or lock them in the nearest dungeon.

Julianne

Thank you Suburban Correspondant. For those of you who didn't see it before I edited it, I wrote "chopped full" because that is what I've been saying for the past 30 some odd years.

New Diva

I think it is in their genetic code. Mom is on phone, must make loud, rude demands.

Kim

There is no sure-fire strategy. Try giving the Times Free Press an intelligent (and accurate) quote while on a school bus with 40 2nd graders on the way to Warner Park Zoo...after my receptionist gave a reporter my (EEK! YIKES!) cell phone number during one of my precious few personal days!!! It all turned out okay in yesterday's paper - no misquotes, no misleading information. Miracles do happen! Hang in there!

Kim

There is no sure-fire strategy. Try giving the Times Free Press an intelligent (and accurate) quote while on a school bus with 40 2nd graders on the way to Warner Park Zoo...after my receptionist gave a reporter my (EEK! YIKES!) cell phone number during one of my precious few personal days!!! It all turned out okay in yesterday's paper - no misquotes, no misleading information. Miracles do happen! Hang in there!

libby @ ninesandquines

i don't have any children, but DO have three dogs that ALWAYS decide it's time to wrestle (teasing each other with toys that gets one, or all three, to bark at each other, growling, snarling (in playful ways, not serious fighting)) or to try to tease US with a toy by whipping it across the room toward our face whenever we get on the phone...that's when the "that's IT! get outside!" gets quickly muttered under our breath and they get tossed in the backyard (wind, rain, sleet or snow....)....my poor husband works at home and has to deal with this MUCH more than i do. i feel your pain sister!

Lisse

I split them up if I can before taking the call. The interruptions in our house are almost always fighting over something stupid. I also try to tell my oldest that the call is for work, so he's not pulling on me for a half an hour trying to get a chance to talk to "grandma."

Shelle

Like you, I would have taken the call...because I act on impulse like that...and from what it sounded to me...it seemed like you prepared all that you could...TV and TREATS totally fail proof...dang if it didn't work!

Next would be to put them in a room opposite of you and lock the door...extreme measures of course! lol!

Irene

Yeah, I would probably try what you did, favorite snack (or, in a pinch - candy (if I had it)) along with a favorite movie. Then I would hide upstairs in the bathroom and hope that the person on the other end of the phone didn't hear any screaming from downstairs.

Definitely a tough case...but hopefully the doctor would understand if you have kids and don't have the luxury of a nanny.

Wamblings

... and stock up on blueberry pop tarts while waiting for them to grow up.

Katb

Sometimes I think our kids are related. Trey is very sensitive to his "demands and requests" as well, and if they are wrong, watch out!!

I like Papadale's suggestions. Who is he anyway? He is a hoot!! Is he kin to your hubby?

I know one of our friends in the playgroup has suggestion like a new box of toys for when she gets on the phone, but of course that could be expensive.

I say, give him some scissors, glue, magazines, and say have at it!! Make something creative. OH, Flarp works wonders for us.
Good Luck J!! Or hey get him an Ipod?!

Katb

Oh, and just think, this is your last summer, then he will be in Kindergarten. So, you will have some time coming to you real soon. Then, didn't you say Tatum will be in pre-k3, 2 days a week, hello! Wow, 2 days in the am of silence except for you talking and typing away!!!

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