The Boy has the uncanny ability to do exactly the opposite of what I ask him to do. As you can imagine, I am not a huge fan of this skill. It usually manifests itself either first thing in the morning, or when we are in the minivan. If you are not aware of how life can go when you have an infant in the house, like we do, sometimes nighttime does not bring as much sleep as one would hope, so oftentimes there are one or several people in our house still trying to get some shut-eye when the Boy decides it's time to get up and be loud. This is one of the few times in his life when he forgets how to be quiet, no matter how much "prodding" I do to help him remember. Sometimes my "prodding" can get rather loud itself, but it doesn't come close to the decibels the Boy can make. In the early mornings, he can definitely crank his volume up to 11.
"mrmble mrmble mrfff mrff" as quietly as he can. One of these years, hopefully, he will get his early mornings and his rides in the minivan switched up. If you have any clue on how we can help to expedite that, I will welcome your thoughts. Thank you.