...parenting tip of the moment
This, of course, presumes you have the strength to get that much of a sentence out. During our child's first few months, my wife and I both thought we were going deaf. We literally could not hear half of every sentence spoken. It turns out we were just out of steam, too weak to speak audibly.
"I spoke to fhmwlmmn..."
"Yesterday. I spoke to fhmlawhlawhmn..."
"Okay, stop right there, look me in the face and say that again slowly."
"I SPOKE TO THE PHARMACIST. THE PHARMACIST. What's the MATTER with you?"
by Paul Reiser of television's "Mad About You", page 144