OK- disclaimer: My goal as a parent is not "to make him listen to me". I'm not asking him to turn into a drone. We don't do rewards or punishments, we're all on the Alfie Kohn boat, and, I know that this is generally normal stuff. But this is the scenario:
"K, please don't jump on the bed while we are trying to get your brother's pj's on here..."
"But, blah, blah, blah..." (keeps jumping, no real reason, giggling, thinking it's funny).
"Really, K. It makes this a lot harder because the baby is distracted and things are flying everywhere. Hop down and let's finish this and then we can go have a snack."
"Well, blah, blah,blah..." (keeps jumping, keeps laughing, keeps doing it).
Inevitably, this ends up with raised voices and me being really, really frustrated. And, if I'm being really honest, a bit hurt, because clearly him knowing that he is making things harder for us is not impacting him. I know he is young, and this is not the "full story", but I feel this way a bit. I think some of it also has to do with the "fun" of being a bit mischevious and him maybe not knowing the line too well where a joke and where annoyance are divided (though I try to be very upfront about this and make this clear).
He is 6.
So, while I don't need him to "listen to me" as a goal of my parenting, sometimes I need him to listen to me out of meeting everyone's needs and organization. Ideas?