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post #101 of 177
akaisha -- in the states too. Which is what made it a million times awesome!
post #102 of 177
Am I the only one that just rolls my eyes when the boy drinks the bathwater? I mean I know his dirty butt and probably pee goes in it but 'eh...whatever doesn't kill ya huh? I figure I'm pretty sure I drank the bathwater and I lived to tell about it.

I guess on an 'ick' factor I'm too busy working on "You do NOT need to hold onto the rim of the toilet while you pee...especially in public restrooms *shudder*"
post #103 of 177
For my 13 year old... no saying "Nut Snack" he and his friends call each other this instead of the version with no letter N in the word snack.

For some reason this iritates the heck out of me, so he can't say Nut Snack in the house anymore.
post #104 of 177
We have a one kid on the trampoline at a time rule, which we seem to be the only-est people on the planet to actually enforce. My issue is safety, and the kids do NOT get it. Every day I have to go out there and 'remind' them that 3 or 11 kids at a time on there is seriously dangerous. Everyone with a trampoline (or should I stay in this line of rule breaking and say tramp!) seems to not have a problem with all the fun games the kids can play together (including war, bounce attack, and a few other choice ones) aren't dangerous or ??? I dunno. But I keep reinforcing, and they keep trying to push the boundary...
post #105 of 177
Wash your face and hands after meals. I started getting picky about this one when my 4 year old was kissing the milk allergic baby while covered in yogurt. It has recently occurred to me that they should wash before meals too, but we're not very good at that.
post #106 of 177
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Originally Posted by mamabeca View Post
We have a one kid on the trampoline at a time rule, which we seem to be the only-est people on the planet to actually enforce. My issue is safety, and the kids do NOT get it. Every day I have to go out there and 'remind' them that 3 or 11 kids at a time on there is seriously dangerous. Everyone with a trampoline (or should I stay in this line of rule breaking and say tramp!) seems to not have a problem with all the fun games the kids can play together (including war, bounce attack, and a few other choice ones) aren't dangerous or ??? I dunno. But I keep reinforcing, and they keep trying to push the boundary...
We buried ours after our trampoline rule list got too long so now it is fairly safe. We now have an unspoken trampoline rule- 13 yr old show off neighbor boy no longer allowed to sit and have trampoline talk time discussions with younger children for fear they will learn something worse than spin the bottle (thankfully my 5yo was disgusted anyone would actually play a game like that)!
post #107 of 177
Ones I haven't seen:

When you build your train tracks through the kitchen, you may not put bridges or mountains in front of the fridge (it doesn't open then), and you may not put them between the stove and the sink. (Envision me, hot pot of spaghetti to drain, tripping on bridge. I was not amused!)

When you ride your bike down the hill, your feet must be on the pedals (if you have coaster brakes) and NOT on the cross-bar of the bike.
post #108 of 177
Macaroni doe not go in your ears, no not your sisters ears either, no the cat does NOT want macaroni in her ears either.

Stop "blowing" at your big brother because you know he is afraid of the big bad wolf and you like to hear him scream... goes with c'mon she's only two how scary can she be?
post #109 of 177
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Originally Posted by redhotmama View Post
Take off your shoes and socks when you pee in the grass like a bear.
No goosing mama when she bends over!
Smell your own vulva fingers, no one wants to smell yours
Please don't eat raw flour.
Please don't eat baking soda.
Please don't eat corn starch.
These foods are not powdered sugar.


Does my daughter live with you?

I need to add, "Do not touch/poke/tickle your brother's penis. Yes, it's OK to look at it. Yes, it is wiggly and wrinkly and interesting but you still can not touch it."

And my favorite, "No wedgies." My daughter thinks it is hilarious to give herself a super wedgie and then get me to look at her butt.
post #110 of 177
We do not drink from the dog's bowl.

And I know you have been drinking from the dog's bowl when there is water dripping off your chin.
post #111 of 177
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akaisha -- in the states too. Which is what made it a million times awesome!
really? didn't know that one. we don't use it in canada at all, which makes glad because...unpleasant! lol.
post #112 of 177
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And my favorite, "No wedgies." My daughter thinks it is hilarious to give herself a super wedgie and then get me to look at her butt.
My girls do this too! "Look at this wedge, mom!"
post #113 of 177
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Originally Posted by mamabeca View Post
We have a one kid on the trampoline at a time rule, which we seem to be the only-est people on the planet to actually enforce. My issue is safety, and the kids do NOT get it. Every day I have to go out there and 'remind' them that 3 or 11 kids at a time on there is seriously dangerous. Everyone with a trampoline (or should I stay in this line of rule breaking and say tramp!) seems to not have a problem with all the fun games the kids can play together (including war, bounce attack, and a few other choice ones) aren't dangerous or ??? I dunno. But I keep reinforcing, and they keep trying to push the boundary...
Wow! I think you are the only one to enforce such a rule.

I can remember that when I was a child, about five or six of us were on there at a time. We played many fun games. None of us got hurt. We had loads of fun.

If you are worried about the kids getting hurt, perhaps, you could purchase one of those trampolines that have a net around it similar to what a moon bounce is set up like. This way, you won't have to worry, and the kids could play together.

If money is an issue, you could get a trampoline enclosure to put around your trampoline. Here are some websites that could help put you in the right direction:

www.jumpsport.com/safetynets.htm

www.jumpright.com/

www.sundancetrampolines.com/nets/

www.trampolinepartsandsupply.com/

We all have our little quirks, but we should not let them hinder our children from having fun.

My quirk is germs. But a few helpful suggestions given by some of the others here and by friends have helped me tremendously. Since children like to explore with their mouths--i could not bare to think of my children putting dirty things into their mouths--I've adapted things so that they stil can and explore, and so I'll freak out less. The sheet down on the floor is one strategy that I implemented. I already have a no shoes rule: but now, washing feet before entering is a must. On top of that, shampooing carpets weekly, as suggested will be implemented.



For those that questioned what I used to disinfect toys, I used baby or alcohol wipes for battery opperated toys, and I used anti-bacteria soap for those that could get wet, as i do not want to use anything too dangerous since it wil go into the mouth again anyway.

I hope I've helped. Keep me updated as to what you do.
post #114 of 177
"no playing outside without pants or shorts"

Never thought I would HAVE to, but DS1 did it so much this summer we had to make it a "family rule"
post #115 of 177
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Originally Posted by tessa67 View Post
We do not drink from the dog's bowl.

And I know you have been drinking from the dog's bowl when there is water dripping off your chin.


OOOO! Gross! But it is kinda funny, too.

Wouldn't the water taste nasty? I would not know, as i have never drink out of the bowl and don't make it a point to. I hope your little one listens to that rule, as I think one could get sick doing that.
post #116 of 177
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We do not drink from the dog's bowl.

And I know you have been drinking from the dog's bowl when there is water dripping off your chin.
My mom used to have a "We do not eat the cat's food" rule.
My brother was convinced it was a tasty snack.
post #117 of 177
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Originally Posted by Waldorf PC View Post
Wow! I think you are the only one to enforce such a rule.

I can remember that when I was a child, about five or six of us were on there at a time. We played many fun games. None of us got hurt. We had loads of fun.

If you are worried about the kids getting hurt, perhaps, you could purchase one of those trampolines that have a net around it similar to what a moon bounce is set up like. This way, you won't have to worry, and the kids could play together.
Falling off the trampoline is not the only concern. Children falling on other children can be just as dangerous. I can't count how many friends I've had break arms and legs because a friend fell on them on the trampoline.
post #118 of 177
Waldorf PC, consider hydrogen peroxide or white vinegar as disinfectants. They are especially effective if you use first one then the other, but either one alone kills most germs. Peroxide is safe as a mouthwash, vinegar is safe to drink (if you can stand it!), and both are inexpensive!
post #119 of 177
O-M-G!
I needed to read something this hysterical.

DH and I frequently say things and then look at the other and say, "never would have imagined THAT would have come out of my mouth..."

Like:

~ no licking your sister
~ no, the dog won't poop if you squeeze him REALLY hard
~ my pillow is not your underwear

And my personal favorite: No, I won't make your little brother ride on top of the van to make room for all your imaginary friends to ride IN the van...they'll have to fly home and meet us there...

No wonder I feel so irrational sometimes...these are irrational creatures...

post #120 of 177
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Originally Posted by Waldorf PC View Post
Wow! I think you are the only one to enforce such a rule.

I can remember that when I was a child, about five or six of us were on there at a time. We played many fun games. None of us got hurt. We had loads of fun.

If you are worried about the kids getting hurt, perhaps, you could purchase one of those trampolines that have a net around it similar to what a moon bounce is set up like. This way, you won't have to worry, and the kids could play together.
And my mom rode with out a carseat as a baby and she never got hurt.

I've been on a lot of trampolines and the only game we were ever allowed to do with more than one person was for 2 people and one of us was sitting. We certainly weren't allowed to bounce about at random with more than one person on the trampoline.

Of course, those big circular trampolines with no marks freak me out. How are you supposed to have any idea of how much bounce you'll get when you land if you don't know where the center is?
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