A friend busted my chops the other day over something I do that I just assumed all parents do: When I make a "request" of my kids, and they don't respond, I say the response I'm expecting with a question mark at the end. For example, I just reminded Kira that she'll soon have to get ready for her reading tutor. She didn't say anything. (She's on the other computer a few feet away.) So I responded to her silence with "Yes mom???" To which she replied "yes, mom." I do it all the time, with "yes, mom??" probably being the most common phrase I use. Anyone else??