Sometimes my family email gets a little lively. The other day, one of my sisters wrote an email saying facetiously that she was hurt that my mother had gone shopping without her. My mother’s replay was “Get over it.” I would have been shocked at her reply – except I know my mother, and thus I know that she wrote it with a smile and in a teasing way. However, the exchange led to this email I received from my niece:

Saying, “Get over it,” makes me think of a phrase my kids have latched on to. They heard someone say, “Build a bridge, and get over it.” So now our family just says, “Build a bridge” when someone needs to get over something.

R actually used the phrase at E’s ball practice the other day. E was getting frustrated at not getting the ball as much as he wanted it, and started to get down on himself. R caught his attention and said, “Hey! Build a bridge.” E cracked up and got over his little self-pity party. I’m sure everyone else around wondered what in the world he was talking about!

Don’t you love that phrase: Build a bridge and get over it. It’s great!

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3 Responses to “Build a bridge and get over it!”

  1. Mushy Says:

    I like that…may steal that sometime!

  2. beth Says:

    I like that too!

  3. Jane Says:

    That is a great phrase and what a wonderful gift to give your children. It helps them to deal with those ‘minor’ upsets that happen everyday without letting them ruin your day.

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