Why Do Parents Say Odd Things to Their Children?

She picked up a cheese stick and yelled to her son, “Kevin, time for a snack!” There was no response. Again, she called, “Kevin! Snack!” Still nothing. Her voice got a little louder. Still seated, she upped the ante. “I’m going to eat your cheese stick!” she bellowed. “I’m opening it!” And finally, at the top of her lungs, “I am eating your cheese stick!” ...more
I take your point, but I do think there's a difference between a kid who's trying to annoy his ... more