Refresher Course

 Our house rules!

  1. We all live in the house we all help with the household chores.  No one get money for chores.
  2. Whoever makes it, gets to flush it.
  3. If you sprinkle when you tinkle, be a sweetie wipe the seatie.
  4. Don’t put the playground rock up your nose, the average 4 yr old can hold somewhere in the ball park of 13  rocks up there before one has to take one to doctor’s office for removal, it has been tested and we don’t need a repeat.
  5. No talking or TV watching at the breakfast table, it is hard enough to get them going in the morning.
  6. Children eat meals at the kitchen table.
  7. You must have a glass of water at dinner first than you can have kool-aid.
  8. If you don’t eat your dinner than it will be wrapped and will be waiting for you in the fridge and nothing else will be had until the plate is clean, that night.
  9. Talking and touching of bodily functions and parts is only to be done in the bathroom, this is thanks to Bradley.
  10. The f-word and the s-word are only allowed only if you bring mom or dad $250,000 first in hard cold cash, live on your own, are a movie star, or a rock star.
  11. The watching of violent and scary movies is permitted after a 3 page essay on the topic of the movie.
  12. The car is a mandatory shoe-wearing zone.  Flip-flops are not allowed at the park.
  13. Singing is allowed in the tub, car, outside, and in one’s own bedroom.
  14. Knock before entering shut doors AND wait for a response before entering.  No sabotaging of sibling belongs while they are away from house or room.
  15. If you lock mom in a room for 45 minutes and go and turn the volume up on the TV so you can’t hear her, you better be prepared to face the consequences and better be able to stay an arms length away from her for 3 days.
  16. If you put a basketball in the dryer without mom knowing it and she doesn’t see it and starts the dryer and said basketball explodes and makes mom freak out you had better be conducting a science experiment.  If said dryer stops working you will be explaining to dad why we have to buy a new dryer.
  17. Bubble Gum, Silly Putty, and Baby Powder should NEVER EVER be in the same room as the hair dryer.
  18. Dog leashes, Elmo and 4yr old boys are prohibited from the ceiling fans.
  19. When using paint ball, bee bee, or soft shell guns outside and practice shooting NEVER aim your gun at the house, your siblings, or the dogs.  The chickens next door are ok.
  20. The only thing that should be flushed down the toilet is bodily functions; toy size Tupperware cups will not make it past the U bend.
  21. Bleach is to be handled and used ONLY by people who can drive a car.
  22. Play Dough is not allowed to be played with within 30 feet of the microwave or used in the same sentence together ever again.
  23. Play Dough is only allowed with a tarp under the table and adult supervision.
  24. Garbage bags are for trash, not parachutes.
  25. Always look in the oven before turning it on and plastic toys and ovens should NEVER be combined.
  26. The roof is OFF LIMITS to anyone under 6 feet tall.
  27. If mom is in the bath with the door locked leave her alone unless there is a fire truck with lights flashing outside the house, a family member is spouting blood, or dad is knocked out and no don’t hit your father to knock him out.
  28. If you leave an empty roll of toilet paper on the holder you will do the dishes for the next 3 days.
  29. If the phone rings and you know the number, answer it.
  30. Use pens and papers to write down notes and phone numbers, not body parts.  And Sharpie markers should not be used on body parts or siblings.
  31. From now until forever Finger Paint is a controlled substance.
  32. Ketchup is not a vegetable.
  33. English can not be taken again in school as a foreign language credit if you fail it the first time.
  34. If you spill something clean it up or you will mop and sweep the house every week for a month.
  35. If mom and dad say no, you can’t go ask one of the many grandparents you have.
  36. Socks and underwear MUST be changed EVERYDAY!
  37. Children under 5 feet tall are not allowed to touch my scrap booking items.
  38. Finish cereal in pantry before opening new box and when opening new box put it in the Tupperware container.
  39. For every D you have at the end of the year will delay your getting your driver’s license by one month.
  40. Phone calls must end at 9pm on school nights and by 11pm on weekends or non-school nights.
  41. Girlfriend/boyfriend may come over if house passes mom’s inspection.
  42. If you are going to be in your room with said girlfriend/boyfriend door remains open, shoes on, & sitting on floor.  No lying allowed!
  43. Frequent visits by parents and siblings will be expected and permitted.
  44. Girlfriend/boyfriend must leave by 10pm on weekend.
  45. No school day visits are allowed.
  46. Parents must be home during said visitation.
  47. If you go somewhere you must check-in at said time that was agreed upon before departure.  Failure to do so will result in grounding.
  48. Unless you have a car, good paying job, and a home of you own no hanky panky is allowed.  Talking about mom’s past will not be tolerated and will result in immediate grounding.
  49. Put away laundry the day mom puts it in your room, no living out of the laundry basket.
  50. Food belongs in the kitchen, no science experiments are allowed in bedrooms.
  51. Make your bed in the morning BEFORE you go to school.
  52. Coats belong in entry way behind the front door.
  53. We will not have 10 pairs of shoes by the front door.
  54. Snack are twice a day, not every hour.
  55. Bird cage is to be dealt with those 11 yrs. and older.

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