Do you have a "Call of The Mom"? Can you whistle?

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Do you have a "Call of The Mom"? Can you whistle?
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Mon, 03-07-2011 - 10:15am

Was there a voice/call/ sound/word/object you used to call your family or kids, that always got their attention?

Can you whistle using 2 fingers?

Can you whistle a tune?

Can you hear dog whistles?


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Was there a voice/call/ sound/word/object you used to call your family or kids, that always got their attention? Not really.


Can you whistle using 2 fingers? No!

Can you whistle a tune? not well.

Can you hear dog whistles? No! But when they did that high pitched thing that they said teens can hear and adults can't, I could hear that.

Sue

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Registered: 01-05-2005

I can't whistle too well, and I try not to yell too much. When the kids are in the basement, I flick the lights and they know right away to come up. If they're upstairs, I just go up and get them. They're very good at responding, but I think that is because from an early age, if they didn't respond, I would go get them instead of repeatedly yelling. I swear, I hate when I'm at a friend's house and I see them tell their kids something ten times. It's not that I threaten the kids or anything, but if I say, "shut off the TV," or "put down the book" and they don't do it, I walk over and do it myself unless they respond politely, immediately, with an alternative ("is it okay to finish this chapter?"). I don't like being ignored. Maybe that's why I can't whistle - I would be way too obnoxious with it. ;)

Theresa

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Registered: 10-25-2006

Was there a voice/call/ sound/word/object you used to call your family or kids, that always got their attention?

My voice doesn't project well, so when I try to yell to call DSs for dinner or to clean up their messes, it gets squeaky.

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