I was waiting in a parking lot at about 8:15 Friday evening when a mother was trying to corral her brood into the minivan. It was hot, everyone was tired and the children were squabbling.
The mother had had enough.
"I am SO OVER you kids today!" she commented.
With that, the noise level diminished.
I was both amused and sympathetic. Honestly, what parent hasn't felt that way occasionally?