This list of house rules.
Bossy taped this piece of paper to the refrigerator in the beginning of the summer to try to manage her family of four in their shoebox diorama dressed as a house.
Defining house rules in this way really alleviated what would normally be bickering over the same issues over and over.
But what Bossy really loves about this list of house rules are the subversive messages Bossy’s son added later in marker, including his tongue in cheek remark, “I cannot stand the fooking fascism.“
p.j. saysSeptember 14, 2011 at 11:18 am
My first reaction was “I wish I had a beach house in which to set some rules.”
But then saw it was at your home. Great idea, Bossy!
For the 3 weeks my son was home in August, he kept his breakfast glass & plate on the table all day so he could “reuse them – – – I thought you believe in recycling, Mom.” Arggh. Not to mention the power cord stretched across the floor by “my chair.”
I will prominently post some rules for Winter Break!
BossysMom saysSeptember 14, 2011 at 11:41 am
These rules are a great idea that works (for the most part) and when you sign your note “Management” that takes the sting out of parental orders.
DawnA saysSeptember 14, 2011 at 12:42 pm
I like the blue painters tape you used to apply to the fridge!
WebSavvyMom saysSeptember 14, 2011 at 1:39 pm
–>I didn’t expect your handwriting to look like this. Granted, i had never thought about it before but it’s not what I expected.
Love The Rules!
Mariana saysSeptember 14, 2011 at 1:46 pm
Hahahaha. “Neither hope, nor happiness.”
Your son is hilarious!
Amber Star saysSeptember 14, 2011 at 2:07 pm
Thanks for clearing up that it is your son who wrote on the “rules”. I was going to give you a heads up that there might be a Spaniard living in your home. Puto translates to something slightly different, but I get it. It isn’t life if our kids do not rebel and/or become drama queens over picking up after themselves. It gives them something to fall back on when they have kids and need some idea how to keep from going insane when their kids act the same in their home.
Sherri saysSeptember 14, 2011 at 3:56 pm
I’m making one of those lists right now – my 3 1/2 x5 front hall (which has a staircase, two doorways and a closet door that opens into it) drives me BATTY. I am forever hollering “How many people do we have living here?? I count 11 pairs of shoes!” I wonder if my teenage boys will actually read it??
Cy saysSeptember 14, 2011 at 11:43 pm
Or you could just do like my father-in-law did and keep repeating, “Whose shoes are these? Whose shoes are these?” Forever.
Yellaphant saysSeptember 15, 2011 at 12:45 pm
I seriously love Bossy’s son. Like, seriously. Neither hope nor happiness!
Lizzy saysSeptember 15, 2011 at 7:44 pm
1)Bossy’s son is too smart for his own good
2)I think I’m Cy’s father-in-law. Who knew?
Cupcake Murphyc saysSeptember 17, 2011 at 12:33 am
Long Live You and your List of Rules.