- Stop fighting.
- Go sit in the living room until you can stop crying.
- I love you.
- Put your shoes/toys/crayons away.
- Go to the changing table.
- How do you say that politely?
My friend, Jo, thinks her somewhat similar list is a sign that she needs more adult conversation. I like to think it just means I only have to repeat myself this frequently with the short set. Although, there is one phrase on the list I do repeat early and often to the other grown-up in the house.