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post #141 of 177
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Originally Posted by emptytank2000 View Post
Our rule- do not call farts the f word. Call them hiney burps or toots but not the f word.

DD first discovered farts in the bath tub. She said "look...I'm blowing bubbles out of my butt" We now call them butt bubbles!
post #142 of 177
Haven't read the thread but mine is No clicking your tongue. It drives me up the wall!!
post #143 of 177
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Originally Posted by Fyrestorm View Post
DD first discovered farts in the bath tub. She said "look...I'm blowing bubbles out of my butt" We now call them butt bubbles!
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post #144 of 177
How cute! Kids crack me up turning the tub into a bubble fest.
post #145 of 177
If you want to help mommy cook, you can't be naked.

No naked butts during dinner.

Clothing must be worn when we have visitors. (Especially construction workers.)

No climbing on mommy's back while she's bent down trying to get something out of the cupboard.

Windows up on the freeway - this probably makes me sound uptight, but I cannot STAND loud wind blowing all around the car when I'm driving.
post #146 of 177
You must wear undies to help me cook .. ds is always naked and I sit him on the kitchen counter to help me cook. He must have undies on .. no nakey butts on my countertops.

We've got the feet one too! Dh and I both find feet gross, and I can't stand to have a foot touch me. Ds likes to try and freak me out and rub his feet on me, so we have the rule NO touching me with your feet!
post #147 of 177
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Originally Posted by emptytank2000 View Post
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.
So funny! I've always called ds "pooter" when he farts and the other day I called him "pooter polluter" and he thinks it's freakin' hilarious. He's been going around TRYING to fart so I will call him that.

post #148 of 177
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Originally Posted by Waldorf PC View Post
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.
Sorry derail the original thread, but I just had to post: Those sound a lot like SENSORY ISSUES. Sensory Processing Disorder (aka Sensory Integration Disorder) is a condition where the brain over/under responds to sensory input. So, for a child/adult with this, something sticky on their hands feels really awful. For my dh, wearing wool hurts even if it's over another shirt. I can see how that could lead to germophobia, especially since sensory stuff often goes hand-in-hand with other issues: OCD and anxiety are two biggies, major medical issues are others, and autism spectrum issues are the last.

Waldorf PC: There's a DVD version of one of the major books about this, The Out of Sync Child by Carol Kranowitz

There's also a CD that I haven't heard, called: Making Sense of Sensory Integration, 2nd Edition (Audio CD) by Jane Koomar

I mention this only because sensory issues can run in families (I see them running down my mom's side and my dh's side of the family). Most adults with sensory issues have developed their own coping mechanisms, but if your child has it, Occupational Therapy can REALLY help. A LOT.
post #149 of 177
Oh and I just thought of another one:

The toilet scrub brush is NOT a teething toy.

That's too much, even for me!
post #150 of 177
Only one person is allowed to scream at a time.

This means if the baby is screaming, the 3yo is reminded to wait his turn.
post #151 of 177
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Originally Posted by pookel View Post
Only one person is allowed to scream at a time.

This means if the baby is screaming, the 3yo is reminded to wait his turn.
That is a GREAT rule. I think I will implement that STAT!
post #152 of 177
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Originally Posted by Twwly View Post
No peeing on the cat.
Wait--why no peeing on the cat?
post #153 of 177
Don't torture the cats when you're naked. For obvious reasons.
post #154 of 177
LOL these are too funny!

Our rules include-

Hands on your OWN penis!

DO NOT chew on the Cat.

The Litterbox is NOT an indoor sandbox.

You have to wear Underwear at the dinner table.

If you want to eat off the floor you have to clean it before and after. (my ds thinks hes a cat so he likes to eat off the floor at dinner and luch and drinks his milk off a plate )
post #155 of 177
Great thread!

A couple of mine:

Never stand on anything with wheels. I realize in a few years roller skates and skateboards will be the exception to this one, but for now, DS is two and too little for those. And we've had one head bonk and another near miss because he tried to stand on wheeled riding toys and DH's wheeled desk chair.

Toothbrushes are only for brushing teeth. This one is for DS and DH both. DS tries to clean the toilet/sink/shower with his or my toothbrush, but he also tries to brush his teeth with toothbrushes that DH has used for cleaning. So we have toothbrushes for teeth and small scrub-brushes for cleaning small areas.

Edited to add: I forgot one, probably the best one - The pedestal sink is not for climbing. (Even though you look adorable hanging from the sink bowl with your feet on the pedestal, looking upside down at me while I sit on the potty.)
post #156 of 177
Yesterday brought a new one for us- No peeing in the dishwasher
post #157 of 177
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post
Yesterday brought a new one for us- No peeing in the dishwasher
WOW,and you have girls?I'm just trying to picture that...unless maybe...that's a house rule for your husband?
post #158 of 177
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Originally Posted by rere View Post
WOW,and you have girls?I'm just trying to picture that...unless maybe...that's a house rule for your husband?


It doesn't matter at all if the child is a girl or boy because when I was ten, I stood up and peed in the bathtub to show off in front of my brother and my friend. I did some of the darndest things when I was a kid.
post #159 of 177
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Originally Posted by Waldorf PC View Post
It doesn't matter at all if the child is a girl or boy because when I was ten, I stood up and peed in the bathtub to show off in front of my brother and my friend. I did some of the darndest things when I was a kid.
Yeah,I used to stand on the toilette so I could pee like my brother but I'm not sure I could have made it into the dishwasher.I wasn't that good of a shot.
post #160 of 177
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Originally Posted by TinyMama View Post
No taking the Swiffer into stores that sell Swiffers.

My 16mo currently has a love affair with ours, and I'm sick of explaining to store clerks that we actually brought our own Swiffer into the store.

this quote is from the beginning but thats the funniest thing ive heard all day.. i just laughed out loud and woke up the babe!
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