I always do this to make my children laugh.
I did it again the other day while walking through the parking lot of Whole Foods.
A man passing by saw me do this to the kids and looked at me like I was the devil.
What the average passerby doesn't seem to grasp, is that when I threaten my children with bodily harm,
with colorful words or gestures,
What I am actually saying to them is,
"I love you and I think you're swell."