I love so many things about my children, but there are definitely some things I could live without. Whining is one of those things.

Every time I hear one of my kids say, "I want some candyyyyyyyyyy," with a nasally voice, I feel my skin crawl. It's just such an ungrateful, entitled way to talk. Or it's a dramatization of undesirable circumstances.

Either way, it raises my blood pressure.

So about six months ago, I decided we were done with...
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