Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Don't Ask Your Kids About Family Rules

I made the mistake of asking my kids about something again. We were eating dinner and my kids were arguing and it was driving me insane in the membrane. So finally, I said: "THAT'S IT! This fighting ENDS NOW. We need some family rules. "

They looked at me like I had suddenly turned into a T-Rex or something. 

"Come on, people. What rules should we have as a family? You know, so that we can all be happy and everyone will get along and stuff?" Why oh why did I ask them that? 

Here were some of their answers:

10. If you see your mom, ask her for something so she stays busy.

9. Don't eat too much salt. 

8. No more tomato fights. Sigh... Even though they're awesome.

7. Study music until you get to Mozart, then you can stop.

7. Try not to poop yourself, OK? Because it smells bad. 

6. Mommy should sleep in her own bed all night long. BUT WIF ME! Mwha ha ha ha ha ha! [This was obviously Mini who even at the age of 4, feels strongly that I should never sleep again.]

5. You want us to say "pick up your socks" but we will never, ever say that.

4. Dogs should never eat chocolate. No wait. That should be a law.

3. More helium balloons.

2. If you're feeling down, disco every four minutes until you feel better.

1. Dis is WEALLY IMPORTANT, OK? Are you listening? When I say turn on Dora, you do it.

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  1. In my mind, Dora is pronounced Dow-wa.

  2. I feel like Mini and my little Abby would be total BFFs. Because that number one, um, yeah. That would be my life.

  3. Substitute "Dinosaur Train" or "Cars" (pronounced "Chars") for "Dora" and you have my Mini-me.

  4. You gotta give them some props for number 4 at least. My in-laws haven't even caught that law yet. Aaaaaaand that's why they will never watch our puppy again.

  5. My daughter's rules: "Don't talk to mommy bad. Don't talk to daddy bad." "Don't yell, unless you're Daddy." "Don't talk about underwear and butts".

    Wow, life is so simple for a four year old.

  6. *snicker* That was... special. A bit deep in the latest box of Franzia, were we, Lydia ol' chum? :)

  7. Sounds like some rules my kids would come up with. Of course, we'd also have rules like, Lego creations may be displayed in any area the builder sees fit. Like, my kitchen counters, behind the oven window, on the stairs, the bathtub ledge, the dash of my car...

    And yes, the under 5 crowd never wants me to sleep again. I seriously cannot remember the last time I woke up NOT sandwiched between to glommy little bodies, fighting over me even in sleep.

  8. Those were some interesting rules to say the least. I signed up for Relish yesterday. It is a neat program and very similar to Pinterest so it should take off pretty well.

  9. Interesting rules. My family would edit them to read:
    10. If you see your mom is already busy doing something, ask her for something so she goes crazy.

    7. Study music until you get to Mozart, then you will be able to play all the One Direction songs over & over & over until you drive your parents insane.

    6. Mommy should sleep in her own bed all night long AFTER she stays with me until I fall asleep. (This was our Princess Imagination.)

    4. Dogs should never eat chocolate. Save the chocolate for kids and parents.

  10. Dogs should also never, ever have grapes/raisins (kidney failure.) Just throwing that out there because even after years of kids and a dog I only recently found this out. Thankfully not by poisoning our dog.




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