Kids/hubbie say/do something daft/comical and I SAY...get this..."WHERE IS THE COMPUTER?" And then I smile.
That's IT!! That's all it takes! I KNOW! STINKIN' GLORIOUS! Nothing but a seemingly benign threat, that is actually more malignant and aggressively hostile than a tumor, as they realize that their names are about to be taken in vain!!! Their reputations that they've worked so hard to align with all things cool, successful and credible~with one SWIPE AT THE KEYBOARD, it can aaaallllll be taken away.
Two little words...PUBLISH POST.
Anyway, just thought I'd share that sweet morsel with you. It's rather fun to put the fear of all that is holy, into your family, on regular occasion. Kind of gets back at them for being so~well, just for being them. And no, it doesn't make them appreciate or love you more...but panic and dread is a pretty acceptable substitute.
And sometimes a mother/wife has to find joy in the simple things.