This is a verbatim conversation I had with The Climber today. It's pretty representative of just about every conversation we have.
Me: "Yes dear?"
Me: "What is it honey?"
Him: "Um, Mommy?"
Him (angrily): "Mommy why aren't you answering me?!?"
Me: "Because you didn't say anything yet."
Him: "Oh, I forgot. Um, Mommy?"
Him: "Um, I have to ask you something."
Me: "Ok, what do you need to ask me?"
Me (exasperated): "WHAT IS IT?"
Him: (Insert random thing that he wants to tell me, finally)
Repeat about 25 times a day. And my husband wonders why I've lost the ability to communicate coherently by the time he gets home from work.