(pause to be certain that child is listening)
mama: rant, roar
(some several quiet minutes later)
mama: sweetie, do you know that when I'm frustrated with you, I still love you?
Toddles: oh, yes. And when you are roaring at me, I stop listening to your words, and I only hear the lovedness.
(very short pause)
mama: oh. I'm glad to hear it?
The Toddles nods firmly, and kindly offers a hug. Setting her urge to splutter (firmly) aside, the mama takes it.