Tips for Dealing With Children
1. Be Specific
“Yes, mama?” the reply floated into the kitchen from the front entryway.
“Stop. Being. So. Loud.”
“Yes, mama,” Pippin’s sweet voice answered.
Eglantine was not reassured.
“I told you to stop that!”
She heard the patter of feet come running toward the kitchen, and turned to face her small son.
“No, mama,” Pippin protested, “you said stop being so loud. I was slamming the door quietly.”
Not for the first time, Eglantine wondered what possessed her to marry a Took.
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