The whining starts at 3:45 or 4:00. Imagine a sound that at first sounds like a sigh. But, it keeps happening over and over. Then comes the attention grabbing in earnest. The sweet sighs take on a wheezy whine. Very quiet but very effective.
Are you done working yet? Kinda hungry here…
Hi again. Still here. Still ready for dinner.
4:20 – I move into the living room to finish my work day with a change of scenery (I need to get out of my office once in awhile). The wheezy-whine continues. Now it’s constant. Sometimes she even moves her mouth like she’s trying to talk. I don’t think I want to know what she would say…
HI! This is important! Did you know I’m hungry? I’m right here to remind you!
What does ‘at 5:00’ mean? WHY do you treat me this way?
4:40 – I cave and give her half her dinner after she walks away and acts forlorn on the other side of the room. I’m a sucker.