Do you allow running in your home? I feel like I'm always reminding DD1 (4) not to run... but she always does it, always forgets, so my efforts in talking to he about it aren't working.
I'm wondering if I should just give up on it- maybe it's not that serious.
However.. we live on the second floor of a 2-flat, my landlady lives downstairs, just her and her cats. I know that when I'm coming up the stairs in the hall I can hear (and feel!) my kids' running. Our floors are pretty poorly insulated.. we do have carpet, but I can totally hear my kids stomping clearly when I walk past her door.
I have already reminded DD twice about it while typing this. It's driving me nuts... my landlady tells us about "oh I can hardly hear you guys, you're so quiet!", but she once told me she hears our cats chasing each other.. and my 48lb 4yo is surely much nosier than my 20lb cat (yeah, he's a chunker we're working on him).
What do you think?
What rules do you enforce in your home?
Now DD is walking past me, *walking*, but jamming her heel into the carpet loudly with each step she takes. I probably can't win this one!
ETA: and how about my 2yo? She just ran past me, and I asked her not to, and she continued running telling me "Noooo"
Off to talk to these kids about it..