No Putting Boogies on your Brother

November 11, 2007

When I was a child, my parents made up so many rules that I thought the
ir sole purpose in life was to prevent me from having any fun. The pinnacle of the rule making crazyness was the “There will be no more laughing
in this family rule”. A rule so seemingly absurd, that I didn’t even consider vowing to never to utter it.

Now I’m a parent of a three year old, and I find myself wondering how my parents could possible have been so relaxed in their rule making. Here are a few of the rules we’ve had to implement in the last few weeks.

No putting boogies on your brother
No trading undies with your friends
No putting friends
or cats in the dryer (the funny thing here is my parents had a similar rule)

Do either of my loyal readers have a funny or unique rule to
share? Please comment so I don’t feel like such a despot.




  1. Comment by Dad

    Dad November 14, 2007 at 6:39 am

    I think you’re a despot AND a heartless bastard. Anyway, the rule was, “There will be NO laughing in this house,” which I think you will agree is different from, “There will be no MORE laughing.”

    I’d forgotten the rule on putting things in the dryer. Did you put a friend in? Was it Kate?

  2. Comment by Tucker

    Tucker November 15, 2007 at 8:25 am

    Ah yes, that was my sister. Not my finest moment, for sure.

  3. Comment by Allen

    Allen November 21, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    Now that explains a lot. Poor Kate.

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