... vs. what I'm saying.
"Don't drip on the carpet" means "because it collects dirt and makes a dirty spot that we have to pay to get cleaned."
"Don't wake up the baby" means "because she just went to sleep and she's really fussy and if she wakes up I'll kill you."
"Eat your dinner" means "if you come asking for food fifteen minutes after leaving the table, you're getting cold leftovers."
"Don't hit your sister" means "OR ELSE!"
"Naptime!" means "Mommy needs a nap."
"Pick out a movie" means "I am losing my freaking mind and this will help my sanity to return."
"Pick up your toys" means "If I step on one more sharp object I'm going to scream."
"Pick up the Legos" means the same as above, but with additional screaming.
"Stop that" means "don't resume that as soon as my back is turned."
"Bedtime!" means "Mommy and Daddy want some time alone now!"