Today the Dallmeyers came over to play after school. It's been a long, crazy week already for all of us, and Noble was particularly whiny. After several times of reminding him not to whine and scream but to use his words instead, I put him in his bedroom for a minute to get it together. After a minute when he was still crying, I went in and picked him up. I told him that sometimes when our friends are over we need to just take turns and go with the flow.
This started a fresh round of tears. He sobbed, "but I can't FIND de fwow!"
I know how he feels sometimes.