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post #121 of 177
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These are all so funny. Thanks!
post #122 of 177
"Keep your tongue in your mouth when you kiss your sister" and "Don't lick people without permission."

Those have to be the oddest rules I ever had to make.
post #123 of 177
Around here I am notorious for weird rules. Here are a few (with brief explanations):

1. Peeing on the floor will result in a time out.
This was a sign I had on my bathroom wall several years ago. I had a preschooler who would pee on the floor when unhappy with me . The sign was a huge hit with all of our company.

2. We do not talk politics with anyone we do not know REALLY well. We do not tell other people how stupid they are when they disagree with us. And we do not plan ways for the republican party to take over the world.
My 8yo has recently become OBSESSED with politics. He has decided he is a republican and that Gov. Palin just totally kicks butt. It is incredibly weird - but hilarious to listen to him going on and on about tax increases (yk, cuz he's 8 and doesn't pay taxes!)

3. We do not lick the dog.
I'm working on the 6 month old getting this rule. At this time, we have not made much headway.

4. We do not negotiate with terrorists.
Whether we're talking tantruming toddlers or hormonal teenagers or anyone in between.

5. You may either tell people who ask you that you are homeschooled OR that you learnt nothing today, but please, do not tell them both.
post #124 of 177
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5. You may either tell people who ask you that you are homeschooled OR that you learnt nothing today, but please, do not tell them both.
post #125 of 177
The sound of two children colliding midair on a trampoline is not a pleasant one and a boundry net will do nothing to prevent it.

Our rules:

1) No drooling on mommy on purpose, yes I know the cat does it but that doesn't mean you can.
2) If you want to pretend to be the cat pee-peeing on the floor, that is fine, but I will not pretend to clean up the pretend pee-pee.
3) No I will not be a hook to hang things from.
4) Do not squeeze mommy's nose or try to turn it.
post #126 of 177
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5. You may either tell people who ask you that you are homeschooled OR that you learnt nothing today, but please, do not tell them both.
I told my three oldest we should implement that rule and my 12yo said "okay I'll always tell everyone I learned nothing!!"
post #127 of 177


Ah, kids :
post #128 of 177
No feeding my expressed breast milk to the cat - I don't care if he likes it - it's for the baby! :
post #129 of 177
neat thread
post #130 of 177
1) Do not pee on your little brother or sister like you're a dog.
2) And do not "nurse" your baby-doll from your penis.

Seriously.

My three year old little boy has taken lately to coming up to his sister or brother and, half-joking (I think....I hope), gone to pull his penis out of his pants saying, "I pee on ___." And I caught him a little while back trying to "nurse" his baby-doll from his penis...apparently he began understanding that fluids feed his brother...and assumed since the only fluids his body makes would be urine that it's the same.

Gotta' love the age. And boys. :
post #131 of 177
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Originally Posted by DesertMommy View Post
Oh... Waldorf PC! : I'm not judging... But you might get something out of hearing from a mom with a little older child and his friends:

I have two friends whose children have OCD tendencies and symptoms and the mom's truly believe they "caused" it themselves. Although, I don't believe they caused it, they certainly didn't help by being horrific germaphobes when the DC's were little. My one friend's son is grossed out now by his own Legos. He's sure they are dirty and scrubs his hands repeatedly after playing (until they hurt him, poor guy) The mom "gets" that she spent his first 6 years constantly stressing over germs, telling him to put things down etc. She's really sorry she put so much energy and emphasis on this.

In my own experience, I was one of those (not very AP or NFL, at the time) moms who did everything "perfect". Changed ds's outfits at the first sign of drool, had a system for everything. Perfectly clean everything. Our baby gear looked brand new after our usage of it. Multiple baths and mini-baths/showers a day. I remember his first three years more as an assembly line of care, not really being spiritually attentive, does that make sense?? My son is still afraid to touch anything that might be messy (dough, finger paints etc.) or try anything new he's scared he won't get right the first time. I needed to relax, big time! If we have future DC's they will get the benefit of a non-perfect, not germaphobe mommy. It gets in the way of living in the moment. I wish I had a do-over.

I so agree with the below quote too! (consider reading books or reaching out to a parenting coach/class about typical behaviors and learning stages. Mouth exploration is critical to this age group. It might seem like its just a teething thing, but its not. Mouthing is a learning/stimulus thing most of all.)



I'm not sure where I got my germaphobe tendencies since either of my parents are not the neatest in the world. My entire immediate family isn't come to think of it. I would get upset when they left things around and the like. I was the odd ball out of the bunch. My germaphobia developed at a very early age but not sure what from.

I know that i took charge at the age of two. I taught myself to turn on my bath water, and the minute my diaper was dirty, I ripped it off and got into the tub. I did not even spend a minute in a wet or dirty diaper. When we were out, and a bath tub was not available, I'd scream and scream and scream until I was changed not caring about how inappropriate it was or if i was told to stop. I just did it more.

As a tot, i also freaked out if my hands were sticky, and if food was on my face or clothes. I'd lose it demanding a new outfit. My parents and other relatives knew very well that telling me that a change of clothes isn't necessary was very futile, so my demands were met. Also, taking three plus baths a day was the norm for me. My grandmother tried to tel me that I was not taking that many baths at her house. I rebelled and did the opposite telling her that I was not going to be a dirty stinky kid. My parents didn't even try to change my behavior. They let me do that,as they know it made me feel comfortable.

Still, i'm completely incontinent and depend on diapers twenty-four/seven, as i have no bladder control. (I always had problems all my life but they got worse as I grew older.) I change myself at the first drops of urine. That behavior has come with me into adulthood. And, I still bathe a lot but I don't always take three baths daily anymore. I've now dropped to two though sometimes I will take three.

At the ages of four and five, my brother was still in diapers but was mobile. I did not allow him on my bed if his diaper was poopy. Only i could be up on my bed in such a diaper because it was mine. Nobody else could though. If he did get up on my bed, I demanded that my sheets were changed. If I was told that it wasn't necessary, i'd rip them off and do it anyway. Thankfully, I'm not like THIS anymore But I felt this way as a small child. Wow! I look back and realize how bad I really was. A poopy diaper? Come on! i can't believe I actually felt like that. i guess I didn't know that because the diaper was poopy that it wouldn't effect my sheets, as the contents was in the diaper, not on the bed. The silly things kids do. If I cared about that now, we'd be in a world of trouble.

Now, into adulthood, i just don't allow people to sit or lay on my bed if they've not had a bath in the last day. Friends and family will tell you that my first question will be before having contact with my bed, "When was the last time you took a bath?" They know it is better to comply and answer the question. Also, there are no shoes allowed on my bed. There are actualy no shoes allowed to be worn in the house. And if someone ese lays their head on my pillowcase, that is changed immediately.
post #132 of 177
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post
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?


I'm completely blind and have been most of my life. Obviously, if ia'm not able to see, I'd not know where the marks were. I did everything according to my senses. It was kinda funny, as I was able to avoid people if they were coming too close. I was never wrong on this. I always judged fine. Fortunately, I was fine. I never ever had a single problem. As a matter of fact, I never had a broken bone in my body at all during my life.
post #133 of 177
'shirt off while eating'

Levi makes a huge mess even with a bib on, so its easier to have him eat half or all the way nakey and then put him right into the bath. He stained a bunch of shirts so now we just take them off for most meals! (when we go out to eat he wears one thats already ruined!)
post #134 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.
Playing on the trampoline was one of my favorite things growing up, we would all jump on it and see who could steal each others bounce!
I have no way to explain what that means but if you have ever jumped on a trampoline with people you know! xD

We did all sorts of stupid things on the trampoline you can practically ice skate if you put dish soap and water all over it.
post #135 of 177
I thought of more...

no picking mommy's nose
no pinching daddy's nipples (or mommys, but daddy gets embarassed when Levi pinches him and signs 'milk' over and over!)

No drinking from or swimming in the dogs water bowl -
(sitting in it signing 'drink')

No giving the dogs your rubber ducks and then getting mad when they bite their heads off
(our friends dogs waiting for a duck)

no dogs in the bath -

no rocks in grammy's pool

No playing with peanut butter
or red food coloring (not sure where this even came from...not my cupboards!)

no mopping the carpet (Levi loves brooms and mops right now!)

For dh
Do not let Levi flood the back yard (aka giant dirt patch which turns into giant mud puddle) and do not let him run through the house afterwards. And if you do let him, YOU give him a bath and remop the floors, dont just tell me he made a mess!
Mud man
post #136 of 177
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Originally Posted by MadameXCupcake View Post
Playing on the trampoline was one of my favorite things growing up, we would all jump on it and see who could steal each others bounce!
I have no way to explain what that means but if you have ever jumped on a trampoline with people you know! xD

We did all sorts of stupid things on the trampoline you can practically ice skate if you put dish soap and water all over it.

Oh yeah, I definitely know what you mean. We did something similar to you. One thing my friend, her two sisters, my sister, and I used to do was put the sprinklers up under the trampoline so they squirt us while we were jumping. We just totally loved it.

To this day, I still love jumping on the trampoline--I still have that child in me. I just might try your suggestion with the dish soap. Ask anyone who knows me and they'll tell you that I love to do stupid and crazy things for fun. Thanks for your idea! I may convince a few other friends, and siblings, to join in. I won't have to do too much convincing, as they probably will.
post #137 of 177
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Originally Posted by avivaelona View Post
The sound of two children colliding midair on a trampoline is not a pleasant one and a boundry net will do nothing to prevent it.

Our rules:

1) No drooling on mommy on purpose, yes I know the cat does it but that doesn't mean you can.
2) If you want to pretend to be the cat pee-peeing on the floor, that is fine, but I will not pretend to clean up the pretend pee-pee.
3) No I will not be a hook to hang things from.
4) Do not squeeze mommy's nose or try to turn it.


My sister used to pretend to be the dog only that she'd poop and pee on the floor for real. I can't tell you how many times she took off her diaper to do this. All I know is that it grossed me out but is also kinda funny. I can remember her like it was yesterday down on all fours barking like a dog. She is now eighteen years old.
post #138 of 177
You can only pee in the bath without admitting to it, if you're the last one in.
post #139 of 177
my oddest rule is probably "put some undies on before you go outside in the front"

my kids are pretty much naked all day (i mean ALL day..) and the 4yo sometimes sleeps naked too. we're cool with it but omg would you please put some undies on when going out to the front??? i can't tell you how many times they've run out to the front driveway (we live in a villa and have a common driveway) and they start shreiking and squealing loudly as they run in circles fully naked... picture it... two little girls, fully naked, screeching like a pack of wild monkeys and running in circles while thier pregnant mother still dressed in her PJ's with stains on her shirt runs out and starts yelling to get back inside NOW! we must look like good candidates for jerry springer.

post #140 of 177
We decided that we didn't like hearing the word fart coming from our 4yo DD, so she started calling them the "F-Word" (Do you see where this is heading?) We now call them hiney burps after MIL and FIL informed us that DD told them that "Mommy and Daddy do the f word all the time at home!" I didn't know whether to laugh or sink into the ground.

Our rule- do not call farts the f word. Call them hiney burps or toots but not the f word.
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