Sometimes, like many people, my wife is in a bad mood; and, for the most part, my children will pick up on this fairly swiftly. (I can’t be sure, but I think it might have something to do with the glare that could make a nun cry.)
I should carefully add at this point that I am more often in a bad mood than her.
Anyway. Now and again, though, my kids won’t notice the black cloud above her head and the stormy look on her face, and it is on these occasions when I have to employ my ‘guys, be careful, your mother’s in a bad mood’ look. This is normally done out of her line of sight, and usually enabled when they’re about to be particularly boisterous. It kind of looks like this.
Most of the time it works; but sometimes it doesn’t. And sometimes my wife is more fearsome than a thousand suns. (Love you.)