Some days when I am in the shower and the girls are whining for no particular reason, I just stand in the warm water and take a deep breath. *Sometimes,* the louder and the more they whine, the longer it takes me to get out of the shower.
(Of course this is only if the girls aren't injured, choking, or having another emergency that cannot wait).
Whine more= I take more time.
I know I might not win the best parent award.