Wednesday, October 1, 2008

WFMW: Law and Order








Rule #1: If Mom is kissing Daddy... wait your turn! (Smile!)


Rule #2: If Mom is talking, use the interrupt rule. (The interrupt rule is to place hand on leg and wait.) If you are choking or bleeding you can ignore the interrupt rule.


Rule #3: If you are bored and whining because of it, you will be assigned a chore.


Rule #4: If you are fighting with your brother and can't resolve it between the two of you, you will be assigned a chore.


Rule #5: It you have a question, idea or concern. Share it. If we know the answer we will give it to you. If we don't, we will help find it with you. There is nothing too big, too scary or too embarassing.


Rule #6: You are a member of this family. Every member will contribute every day.


Rule #7: If the door is closed, knock before entering.


Rule #8: We don't answer the phone during supper or family prayers.


Rule #9: When I am in the shower, don't yell unless there is a fire or someone is bleeding.


Rule #10: If the phone is ringing and it says "Unknown", don't answer.



Rule#11: Having fun is not an option... It is required!



Rule #12: Honesty. Be honest with us and we will be honest with you. No matter how much trouble you think you are going to get in, it will always be WAY less if you will be honest and up front.


Rule #13: Friends are always welcome in our home. Just remember that when they are here, guests are guests and family is still family. Not reverse.


Rule #14: R-E-S-P-E-C-T.... for parents, family, elders and leaders.


Rule #15: Obey - the first time. We don't count to three and we don't do time out.

15 comments:

i'm black betty said...

you ain't lying about #7!!! LOL!!!

great post!!!

Deanna said...

Betty - My Little Guy walked in on me getting dressed recently and ran out screaming, "My eyes! My eyes!" I started yelling, "I keep telling you to KNOCK!"

Confessions of A Mississippi Mom said...

LOL girl this is good stuff... wait your turn when kissing dad...

I need to put this in a email for all my friends.. good post

Supermom said...

these are great!

gingela5 said...

Great rules! I'll have to store these away for when I have kids!

Anonymous said...

every family should have a copy of these rules. i am emailing them to my sister now!
-dr. wifey

From the Doghouse said...

I really like numbers 2 and 3!

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Laurie Ann said...

Love these rules! They're great!

queenoftheclick said...

These are great rules. I love #4

Hadias said...

I almost fell out of my chair laughing. My son began laughing hysterically with me although he had no idea what he was laughing at.

I thought that I was the only one in the world with these rules. So, I am normal.

Frugal Finds said...

Love the rules! Especially number 1!!

Sisters Savings said...

I love this! I an posting these on my refrigerator!

Audra Krell said...

Absolutely fantastic Deanna. I LOVE number 13. Thank you for these great, great tips.

Miss Mud Puddle said...

LOL

Veggie Mom said...

My kiddos are almost grown, and they invoke the Interrupt Rule all the time! I fully anticipate that they will continue to step on what I have to say for the rest of my live-long life!