So, I had a moment the other day when I was trying to get my daughter to follow directions and come by my side. We might've been at home or at the grocery store, but my voice suddenly transformed.
Did I get angry? Did I get frustrated?
I seamlessly added a funny, grumbly kind of voice that mimics a character from Mortal Kombat and said, "Come here."
My tone was gravelly, rumbly, and I had a smile on my face. She smiled. And I couldn't help but laugh and she laughed and repeated my words in a gravely, rumbly, gremlin-like voice.
Yeah, I briefly questioned whether or why I would do something like that, but it just came naturally. A voice, a tone, and a smile, which turned into smiles and laughter...and now the phrase is being repeated in my household.
For the life and love I have for my family, come here!