“Don’t do that again or I am going to take it away.”
“Did you hear me? If you do that one more time, I am going to put it up.”
“This is the last time I am going to tell you NOT to do that or you are going to be in trouble.”
“I mean it this time. You better stop.”
“I am not going to say it again.”
I will be the first to admit, being consistent with the kids has not been my strong point. Since being pregnant, especially these last couple of months, my threats are nothing short of a ridiculous joke, as far as my children are concerned. I might as well say, “If you do that 234 more times, I am going to raise my voice even louder to make my empty threats”. At least then I could cancel out my slacking with honesty.