Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Summer Regulations

School's out and before the summer takes over my children's brains, I need to set a few ground rules to ensure all of you have a fun productive 81 days. 

10) Breakfast will be served between the hours of 7 and 9.  If you are up after 9, you must serve yourself and wash up the dishes from serving yourself.  Before 7, there is no breakfast, no snacks, no kitchen chef. Mom is closed.

9) Do not say the word "Bored" in my presence.  Using this word will result in immediate censure and an assignment of reading a book.  Repeat offenders will be given the alternative assignment of folding the laundry.

8) Lunch is served at 12, not 11, not 10:30 and not 2.  It also does not consist of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream except if Mom is having a VERY bad day.

7) Hygeine rules like regular bathing, brushing teeth and fresh clothes in the morning still apply.  They never do not apply.

6) Asking you to do the dishes or put away the towels DOES NOT ruin your day.

5) If I turn off the machine, it is to stay off.

4) Remember there are multiple ages in this family; not every activity shall be geared towards your maximum enjoyment.  Normally, you don't have to go.  However you do have to go if you say "That's  boring" and hurt other people's pleasure.

3) Remember there are multiple ages in this family; not every activity is for every child.  You do not get to say, "No fair!" and demand your spot at the table when it's not for you. 

2) Bedtime still exists. 

1) If mom is slumming and reading a book, napping or otherwise enjoying summer, please do not interrupt her with demands for a ruling over who gets the last popsicle; because the answer will be "Me."  

Thank you, that is all.


Jody Worsham said...

YES! YES! yES! I would copy and paste to my refrigerator door if I knew how. Crayons and a paper towel will have to do. Last night at 10:30 p.m. (late ball game) the six-year-old asked "Is the kitchen closed?" They can learn so young!

Mary B said...

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Sharon said...

Great rules. Funny and functional. Wish I had thought to post my list way back when.

Heidi Saxton said...

Sounds great. Can I send my kids to have summer at YOUR house?

Natalie said...

Awesome summer rules. =)

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