Friday, August 14, 2009

Rules To Live By

This hangs in our kitchen. I certainly have a few more:

6. The furniture is not a jungle gym

7. Keep your hands to home

8. Flush

9. Use your indoor voice

10. Always kiss your mother

What are yours?


Rita Templeton said...

Put your underwear back on because nobody wants to see your junk.

And yes, I'm 100% serious. :)

Anonymous said...


Ms. Wanda said...

11. Be on time
12. Stop playing Baseball in the Family Room
13. Put down the DS
14. Always greet your teacher and bus driver with Hello:)
15. Yes, you have to take a bath everyday:)

Love this post!

Ms. Wanda

Jenn@ The Crazies said...

I love 8. FLUSH...classic and needs no explanation!

Manic Mommy said...

8a. Put the toilet seat DOWN!

Wash your hands - with soap.

Don't hit your brother.

Don't say stupid.

Be excellent to each other.

Scary Mommy said...

Wash your hands!

Please be quiet!

Stop throwing things!

Get off of the table!

Becky said...


Lady Mama said...

Don't be mean to the dog.

Don't be mean to your brother.

Eat your vegetables.

La Belle Mere said...

No getting out of bed until it's at least 7am on weekends. *Yawn*

Kimi said...

No nagging

If it doesn't belong to you, leave it alone.

When you pee, AIM

Shasta said...

I have one that hangs in my kitchen that says:

If you sleep on it, make it up
If you wear it, hang it up
If you drop it, pick it up
If you eat out of it, put it in the sink
If you step on it, wipe it off
If you open it, close it
If you empty it, fill it up
If it rings, answer it
If it howls, feed it
If it cries, love it

...if only they would follow these rules!!

Carla said...

Wonderful!! I would add "Roll with it" for my own personal list!

Sandra Winn said...

Hehe, too cute.

Hmmm, let me think.

Rinse your dishes.

Put your rinsed dishes in the dishwasher.

Clean-up after making your food.

Please, close your bedroom door before your father gets home and sees your disgusting mess.

When you finish a roll of toilet paper--put a fresh roll back on.

That's all I can think of at the moment.

Have a great day ~ Sandy

Anonymous said...

That's cute! My kiddo isn't old enough to have any rules yet but I should post some for my husband:

1. Your socks don't belong anywhere except on your feet or in the hamper.

2. The office is not where you undress after you get home from work.

3. Rinse out your milk glass so I don't throw up while doing dishes.

4. Trim your beard in the backyard. Because, well, ew.

Single & Married said...

1. Put the freaking cork back on the wine when done
2. Age 2 is not to young to bring me & pops a beer
3. Never turn your back on a class full of 9th graders
4. Teachers act just like students, so watch who you talk smack about
5. No matter how sleepy, waking up to a 1-year old smiling in your face prevents you from cracking

Jewls said...

"If you sprinkle when you tinkle please be neat and wipe the seat"

oh, and please make sure to put the seat DOWN! :)

Michelle said...

Leave me alone when I'm on the toilet!!

Michele R said...

Pick up your trash because we don't have maids to clean up after you.

Get out of the shower (to the middle son).

Amy said...

These are awesome! One of ours is say your prayers.

Audrey at Barking Mad! said...

Always be 5 minutes early. ALWAYS!

Never pick your nose, especially when you think no one is looking, because that "No one", well he's one sneaky dude and he's ALWAYS looking.

Always wear clean underwear.

And for the Love of all, but mostly to preserve my sanity, please dispose of trimmed finger nails and toenails. PLEASE.

JennyMac said... these especially the add-ons.

We have a 2 year old so we have a few that we like to remind him of about 100 times per day. haha.

C H R I S T I said...

Oh all of these are wonderful! Our repeated statements usually involve the two girls interacting together...such as don't touch each other...if you can't be nice to each other then stay away from each other...don't look at your sister!

Putting the FUN in DysFUNctional said...

Our version of The Golden Rule: Treat people the way YOU want to be treated. Do they do it? Eh, occasionally. But at least I'm drilling it into their heads, maybe it'll stick one day.

News From Our Nest said...


Lurked on over from the mom blogs .. I hope you don't mind that I came by!

We have two major rules in our home, take your shoes off before coming inside and no growling at company, my son is going through a dinosaur phase you see..

Candi said...

We have three "house rules":
1) Be Kind
2) Be Respectful
3) Be Honest

There are times when the kids manage to break all three rules at once, but hey, that is what time-outs are for - right?


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