Wednesday, September 22, 2010

you're big enough to know what i mean

That's one of our favourite "Mollenisms" - when she was really little (3?), she was trying to explain something to Charter & he was mocking her word usage & her inability to communicate better & finally in her lisping frustration, she spouted out, "Charter!! You're big enough to know what i mean!"
We had a family meeting today.
There have been too many squabbles, nit picking, screaming & tears lately.
So, it took up some of our "school hours"... so what? This *is* school. Learning to work together, identify a problem, look for solutions.
We came up with 3 ground rules - & i'll share...
1. Serve each other. If someone asks for a glass of water, a receiving blanket, toilet paper... Go get it for them. Don't whine, or complain. Do as much as you can for yourself - & then do as much as you can for each other.
2. Don't take yourself so seriously. Learn to laugh at yourself - not every comment needs to be taken personally & remembered with bitter attention. Let it go - & move on.
3. Don't scream. Ever. Unless you're being kidnapped. Don't exaggerate - break down in a weeping fit or "cry wolf".
You're big enough to know what i mean.
Back at 'er.

8 comments:

fawne said...

that's awesome paige.

Carol said...

I like your 3 grounds rules! Good for grownups too!

Lori-Dawn said...

I'm stealing those ground rules! LOL
We've been doing ok lately but it needs tweeking...

Stephanie said...

Great rules! I'm borrowing that first one!

Mindy said...

I. Love. This. :D

kali said...

like your ground rules too..!

mamalena said...

Seems so simple.....hehe... My Dad used to frequently say... "There's gonna be a new regime around here...." We do just have to keep reinforcing the good stuff...

juliekintaiwan said...

Those rules are so fitting for us right now! I took Jaylene aside and said to her, "Right now Jayden is very sick, so you need to be more patient with him, and there will be *no* fighting!" She agreed, we'll see how long it lasts.

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