This comparison of fighting siblings to “the sounds of murder” made me laugh.
It feels true though.
I mean as a parent, you worry about the extremes.
When everything is motionless and quiet – you better go investigate.
Conversely, if you hear the sounds of murder – you might want to get up and double check what’s going on in the back of the house.
No matter, a parent should always be glad for another 10 minutes of sleep.
“During the years I lived with the MacMurrays, I discovered that children are loud. In the mornings they rise with the sun and get into the cereal before their parents wake. Within ten minutes, one of them has stabbed the other with a fork, and so you rouse each morning to the sounds of murder.”