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Yes, I have been know to (scream) to my kids, "I am going in the other room and I am taking a Mama time-out!!"
7 Ways to Stop Your Kid From Whining: - avoid get to that point if seeking attention - empathize & offer an option "lets add toy to your birthday list or save allowance" = delay gratification - replay it at a calm time "do you like mommys sour voice or sweet voice" - positive reinforcement "my ears love that voice / thanks for using normal voice" - don't ignore it, they'll outlast you - be playful: "here, pour your whine into this cup and bring me your normal voice." or whisper your answer back
Have you ever opened a bottle of wine at 9 am? I have. I feel like it's just a natural part of motherhood. But every time I reach that point, I always remember the best parenting advice I've ever received, and I always feel better. Always.
Stop the Yelling! Resource list for dealing with parenting anger and finding positive parenting tools
Parenting......Oh my goodness, I certainly have a sense of humor...four kids, four grandkids, and dozens of kids from other mothers at my house for years...I love it !