I'm not naming any names, but we've had a case of the meanies over here the last few days. Relentless teasing, borderline cruelty, lots of tattling and very loud complaining that doesn't have much basis in reality as far as I can tell. Could it have anything to do with the fact I'm working around the clock, getting ready to go on a business trip this week?
All excuses aside, we've decided there's no reason to be mean, and we mean it. That means lots 'o drama in this battle over who's more reasonable--the child functioning as prosecutor of all things annoying or the the super mean parents who are saying we don't mean to be mean, but you've gotta chill, girl--and fast!
How do you handle a case of the meanies at your house? Do you chalk it up to a phase? Crack down? Try to be nicer? Freak out? Spend time together? Send everyone to their room? This not-usually-so-mean Mama would love to know.