I think all that shouting means he's got a surplus of energy. So, if I make sure his energy level goes down, he should shout less! I put my thinking cap on and came up with this brilliant mathematical equation:
Pete has got to much energy (A)
He's very loud (B)
In other words: A = B!
Pete has less energy (C)
Pete is not so loud (D)
Or: C = nót B!
I'm certain Einstein would be real proud of me!
I must have miscalculated....
All I have to do now, is make sure Pete gets rid of this surplus of energy. So I threw in some variables like biking a ten miler, and an hour of judo lessons. But I must have miscalculated somewhere, because it didn't work. He wasn't even a little bit tired, and still very loud.
Now I've got a whole new calculation:
A + B equals D: one very fed up mom.