At a recent meeting of The Moms the conversation turned to behavior issues with our kids (big surprise). I asked the group of about six moms: what is the best response to Mickey when he's constantly updating me on Alex's actions. Like he'll say, "Alex is smashing his cheese..." or something else just as benign.
One of the moms had a suggestion...say something like "I'll take care of Alex, you take care of you." Sounds logical. This could work!
So I tried it today:
"Mom, Alex is smashing his cheese..."
"I'll take care of Alex and you take care of you, okay?"
"Mom, you have to take care of me, too."
Thanks, moms...what else ya got?