Oh, how many times I remind my dear son to empty the garbage, sweep the floor, clear the table and numerous other duties that obviously bug me more than him.
A couple weeks ago, he asked me if I was mad at him. I said "no, but I do get frustrated when I have to remind you several times to do your jobs." (he's very sensitive and does not ever want anyone mad at him) He then said "Well, you sound mad."
He's right. When this bossy mama tells the kiddos to do their jobs, I do "sound mad". I don't want to "sound mad".
SO, that night, I started saying "Jedi, come sweep the floor, my dear, sweet, child." He comes right away and laughs and calls me "my dear sweet mother" (which I love).
Try to say this, "my dear, sweet, child". I guarantee you can't say it in anger. It's just impossible.