OK, I did not mean to frighten my children. But I did what had to be done.
I was sitting at my computer the other night when my oldest came to me and said she was very tired and would I come up to say good-night to her? I told her I'd come up in just a few minutes, so she sat and waited next to me.
The second oldest then came in and said she had the hiccups and wouldn't be able to sleep.
What did I do then? What any sane, rational mother would do.
I turned around suddenly and let out a huge, scary, growly yell!
Joy was quite ticked at me for scaring her so, and Hope. . . .well, Hope, being overly tired, buried her face in her chair and started crying. Ooops, I think my plan backfired.
But guess what? The hiccups were gone.