Saturday, October 25, 2008

weird rules

i make up weird rules sometimes to make the kids quit asking things that are not feasible.  
(oh, come on, you wish you would have thought of it first)

my best to date...the gum chewing rule.
"you have to be 5 years old to chew gum."

#3 shines her pearly whites at dad last night and says, 
"i have all my teeth.  and their white"
*dad says, "yes you do.  good job"*
*quickly followed up by #3..."i can chew gum now."*
sorry... the fake gum rule says 5.  and for some reason, 
everyone actually listens to the fake rule.  
i need to go...i need to think up more fake rules that my kids will actually follow.

17 comments:

ayamlin said...

yes, yes, we have wired rules, too.
one of my wired rule is " don't wear new shoes at night. and when I have to wear new shoes at night, I bring it to the bathroom and wear it. " because the bathroom make it something old!

Mc Allen said...

I love that rule, I only wish I would have thought of it!! One of my big rules is if they ask me more than twice about doing somthing, then the answer is automatically no, period.Omgosh was this a sucess, best rule I ever made!! I cant reallly remembe any more right now, but I'm gonna think about it and check back to see what new ones you impliment :) L A

Wep said...

OMG I used to love that gum!

Melissa the Careful Wisher said...

Love the gum rule! Melissa

Jen said...

alright, I'll admit it. I do that too.

WheresMyAngels said...

I'm so loving her cute picture above. Her hair is adorable.

My fake rules always come back to haunt me!

DysFUNctional Mom said...

I remember fruit stripe gum! It tasted SO good....for about 30 seconds. lol
I love the crazy nonsensical rule idea. I keep reading about great ideas that I wish I'd have heard about when my kids were younger!

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Rebekah said...

Lol- I need to try this. I can see this as a big advantage for when my girls hit their teen years.

Fruit Stripe Gum! Wow, what a flash from the past

Karen said...

That is great! I need to adopt some of these rules you have. I do have a list of my own that some how get twisted into something else entirely.

Mamarazzi said...

GREAT fake rule!! love your creativity!!

and i TOTALLY remember fruit striped gum!! is it still out there?

Christine said...

LOVE fake rules.

Couldn't survive without them.

Carrie said...

I still buy fruit stripe gum and chew piece after piece after piece because it runs out of flavor so quickly! Yummmmmm....

Lindsay said...

Ha! We've made that rule too...only ours was age four....and we've already broken if for our 3 yo - but she only gets a sliver of a piece, and of course, swallows it - which is why FIVE makes perfect sense!! Great one! Oh - and thanks for taking me back down memory lane with that zebra gum - too funny.

Meredith said...

Just stumbled on your blog from McKMama... Love your fake rule. It was ours too but then I broke it when I REALLY needed my 3 year old to behave in the store one day. Amazingly, she chews it better than her older brothers. Go figure!

Briony said...

man i remember this gum! i loved it growing up...hahaha...even though the flavor only lasted like 1 min.