Monthly Archives: June 2009
Rule #120: When you take off your glasses, the middle of driveway is not the best place to leave them.
Thanks, Mike & Jen T! Jen feels a little bad that she actually ran over her kid’s glasses with their van, but I’m just relieved to know that we’re not the only ones with glasses trouble. It turns out that Mike is also an optometrist which adds a bit of irony as well.
Rule #119: When Mommy is explaining how frustrated she gets when you don’t listen, it’s a bad time to start giggling and chanting “like talking to a brick wall” repeatedly with your brother.
Thanks, Wendy W.!
Rule #118: Apparently the number of times you tell your child to “Be Careful” is proportional to how likely he is to need stitches. On a weekend. When Mommy is out of town.
When I was out of town a few weekends ago, Gavin fell into the wooden part of our rocking chair. Meanest Daddy did a great job handling the 6 stitches (with the other 2 kids in tow) at the urgent care clinic. Stitches were removed last week, and Gavin is healing nicely. I am almost recovered from being gone when my kid got hurt. 😦
Rule #117: No screaming & whining when Mommy accidentally sings Tyrone’s lyrics instead of Uniqua’s lyrics. This shouldn’t be that big of a deal.
Rule #116: That little space between the couch & the corner of the wall… It’s not a garbage can. Or a toy box. Or a hamper. Or book drop. Or a place for the remote.
Rule #115: Just because that rock missed your brother’s head does not make it okay to throw said rock at his head on purpose.
Thanks, Christie CC!
Rule #114: We don’t put chicken in our underwear.
Thanks, Jean M.! But I’ve been thinking about this rule… Was it a rubber chicken? Chicken McNuggets? A bantam? Jean also shared with me that when she made up this rule on the fly, her daughter asked, “Why?” and she had no idea what to say. Jean – Have you come up with something yet? 🙂