Earlier this morning I asked LH to do something he wasn't keen on doing, so I employed The Sick Face. My oh my, I didn't realise the power a little facial expression could wield. Forget Rhonda Byrne and her Law of Attraction, all you need is a little downturn of the mouth and puppy dog eyes.
The possibilities are endless, and the entire process consumes so much less energy. Instead of having to scream at the children to pick up their stuff off the floor, all I would have to do would be to use the Sick Face - add a heavy sigh for good measure - and the job would be done. If the task's a bit bigger I suppose I could add a bit of tongue hanging out and eye rolling. Foaming at the mouth could be excessive, but may be used for drastic cases.
The power! I feel like I have just been handed the Remote Control.