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.