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GooeyRN's Avatar GooeyRN 04:10 PM 10-05-2008
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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!

redpajama's Avatar redpajama 11:50 PM 10-06-2008
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No peeing on the cat.
Wait--why no peeing on the cat?
lolar2's Avatar lolar2 10:30 PM 10-07-2008
Don't torture the cats when you're naked. For obvious reasons.
CrimsonObsydian's Avatar CrimsonObsydian 01:54 PM 10-08-2008
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 )
green_sturgeon's Avatar green_sturgeon 05:22 PM 10-08-2008
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.)
holyhelianthus's Avatar holyhelianthus 08:36 PM 10-08-2008
Yesterday brought a new one for us- No peeing in the dishwasher
rere's Avatar rere 09:01 PM 10-08-2008
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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?
Deer Hunter's Avatar Deer Hunter 09:32 PM 10-08-2008
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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.
rere's Avatar rere 10:30 PM 10-08-2008
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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.
baileyann3's Avatar baileyann3 10:51 PM 10-08-2008
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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!
averysmomma05's Avatar averysmomma05 11:07 PM 10-08-2008
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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!
That is really funny!
averysmomma05's Avatar averysmomma05 11:08 PM 10-08-2008
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Originally Posted by Spirit Dancer View Post
A little while ago there was a thread about what rules people had for their houses. Some were really funny and odd. That got me thinking- What is your strangest household rule?

Mine is for my two year old. "No you may NOT sit on mommy's lap while she sits on the toilet to poop!" He tries to climb on my lap everytime and I just cannot hold him and poop at the same time.

So what is your oddest rule?
Let's hear 'em!
My daughter does this too! I try to explain to her to let momma poop in peace lol
frontierpsych's Avatar frontierpsych 11:56 PM 10-08-2008
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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...
I'm glad you have this rule. I injured my back pretty badly when I was 10 and we had 5 people on the trampoline at once.
MrsAprilMay's Avatar MrsAprilMay 01:52 AM 10-09-2008
"No stickers on the car windows or my curio cabinet."

Everytime we go to the grocery store DD gets stickers from the cashier. For some reason these stickers have a very strong and hard to get off of glass adhesive.

"All lizards must brush teeth and get under their rock blanket for bed."

DD likes to pretend she's a lizard.
MrsAprilMay's Avatar MrsAprilMay 01:54 AM 10-09-2008
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Yesterday brought a new one for us- No peeing in the dishwasher
Yeah, forgot the new "No peeing in the drums." rule.
holyhelianthus's Avatar holyhelianthus 11:59 AM 10-09-2008
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WOW,and you have girls?I'm just trying to picture that...unless maybe...that's a house rule for your husband?


My 2.5 yo and 17 month old like to climb up on the dishwasher door when it is open and my 17 month old is even brave enough to climb partially into it. Both of them also like to be naked. Put those together and we have pee and poop in the best of places.
rere's Avatar rere 04:21 PM 10-09-2008
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Originally Posted by magstphil View Post


My 2.5 yo and 17 month old like to climb up on the dishwasher door when it is open and my 17 month old is even brave enough to climb partially into it. Both of them also like to be naked. Put those together and we have pee and poop in the best of places.
Ahhhhhhh!
jecombs's Avatar jecombs 05:15 PM 10-09-2008
No putting yourself in the dryer!
Only trash goes in the garbage can - not your toys!
homebirthing's Avatar homebirthing 06:59 PM 10-09-2008
No chickens on the hammock.
gilnikche's Avatar gilnikche 10:24 PM 10-09-2008
Since we moved into our new house...


"No jumping off the loft. I don't care what you put under it to jump on."
NoliMum's Avatar NoliMum 09:10 AM 10-10-2008
This is great. I can't sleep and I just spent like an hour reading this thread.

"If you are naked you must at least SIT on a diaper." We don't have to enforce this as much lately because she's getting better at holding it in when she's naked.

"Toys get seat belts too." (Avoiding possible projectiles in the event of a car wreck)

"If you really must watch Daddy pee, no hands in the pee stream!"
Neuromancer's Avatar Neuromancer 10:28 AM 10-10-2008
My favorite odd rule from my own childhood was "No singing at the dinner table." I've been reading back through this topic and see I'm not alone.
mommy68's Avatar mommy68 01:01 PM 10-10-2008
Mine isn't really odd and since my kids are all older (youngest is 6) I don't really have that many.

But our odd rule is no shoes past the front or back doors. They must remove shoes at the door. My kids and I follow the rule but DH doesn't seem to like it - as he never follows it. My 6 yr old even puts her barbie doll's shoes by the door, lol!
~Stephanie~'s Avatar ~Stephanie~ 06:18 PM 10-10-2008
A few of our stranger ones..

No eating out of the garbage can... My 18 month old thinks that the trash can is a great place to find a snack. :

Only the baby can use the potty chair..Yuck! :

You can only pee outside in the BACK yard.

No putting baby clothes on the cat and pushing her around in the stroller

"exploring yourself" should only be done in private

no farting on other people
Momohmy's Avatar Momohmy 09:39 PM 10-10-2008
If you pee outside, backyard only.
Girls have to pee inside (that one is for the NEIGHBOR'S DAUGHTER)
You may only swear in the car when we don't have guests.
erinwestpoet's Avatar erinwestpoet 08:25 AM 10-11-2008
Don't bite the couch
ChickityChinah's Avatar ChickityChinah 09:30 PM 10-12-2008
"Do not pull on the doggie's penis. He is going to get mad at you!'
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