We 're getting more than a little tired around here
of all the crying and whining.
The little patients
are taking a toll on our patience.
"Just a minute, Lily, I need to clean out your ears."
I wondered why on earth Ton' would think to do that.
She must have had some huge blob of earwax, I thought.
Then he said, "There. Now your ears are clean
and you can hear better
so you won't have to cry nearly so loud anymore."