I think my house needs some rules. Nothing very fancy. Nothing too formal as I am neither. I’ve visited friends that have rules posted somewhere in the house. Good idea for the young kids to read so they can figure out how things work in this house. Cause obviously, as the mom, I’ve got some rules, I know how the whole thing works and can post a list for them to follow.
My rules to date:
- Whatever you’re doing, be sure to have fun.
- If someone is cranky, I put my finger in their face and say “don’t laugh!” Works everytime. Except not when I’m cranky and attempt it in the mirror. All that happens is I say “you look like an ass” and get crankier.
Those are my rules. I don’t have any “feed the dog” “wipe your butt” “clean up your clothes.” Shouldn’t that just happen without me laying down the law. WAIT! I think I just got it.
So, I’m gonna make some rules. I’m gonna
steal some ideas off the internet get clever. A friend just exposed me to Backwoods Mom. I’m upset I just found her but we’ve become the best of friends in the past 20 minutes. This is the first post I read of hers. While a bit sappy it’s exactly what I struggle with as I watch the dishes pile in the sink but snuggle on the couch with them. Who has energy to do dishes when I can watch Spencer on iCarly? It is, after all, the snuggling they will remember!
I also stumbled on to her House Rules. She’s got a ton of kids and you NEED to read all about them. And try to not feel like the lazy schmuck as I did while reading. Anyhow, she’s my new best friend and here’s her House Rules.
Obviously several of these border on brilliance so you will probably end up seeing some of these making an appearance on my list. It’s time to whip this house into shape.
What’s your best house rule that I
can must borrow?