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.