Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Common Room: Collected Rules My Mama Never Told Me I'd Need to Make

So, I used to be a blogaholic... I know, I know, once an addict, always an addict. So I will just say that I am in in a slump. Anyway, every once in a while, miracle of miracles, all six of my children will take a nap... at the same time... in the middle of the day! During these rare moments of solitude and sanity, I usually catch up on laundry and lunch dishes and email and bills and grading papers and... oh, you get the point?... ok.  But once in a blue moon, I will get to read a blog post :-) Today was such a day as this... Oh I just love it when that happens!!! This is what I came across today. What a comical reminder of how normal my life really is :-) 

The Common Room: Collected Rules My Mama Never Told Me I'd Need to Make

And now I have a few to add...

* I am so excited that you figured out how cool magnets are!! I really am! You are so creative to figure out that if you put one on one side of a ceiling fan blade and one on the other side, they will stay there... I even am quite impressed that you figured out for yourself that if the fan is off balanced, it will not spin very fast, so you are so clever to evenly weigh it down. BUT  new rule in our house... YOU MAY NOT hurtle 12 dairy magnets through the air via ceiling fan launch!

* When you are quick enough to catch a cricket in your hands and it jumps to escape, you may NOT proceed to tell your siblings that "this" is what it feels like when a cricket bites you and then pinch them as hard as you can... The cricket did not bite you, and you did not pinch yourself to determine that that description was accurate... chances are good that since they are crying and you were not, it was not quite the same feeling.

*If you have not developed breasts, you will not be wearing bras... There will be no negotiating on this one...

*Taking your little brother into the bathroom and locking the door so you can throw bowling pins at him is NOT better than tattling that he is being a pest.

*When we send you to bed, tuck you in, and pray with you, we intend for you to go to sleep. We do NOT intend for you to lay quietly in your bed until 3am and then wake up your siblings to invite them into your room to play board games.

What rules did you not know you needed to make until you had kiddos that taught you otherwise?

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