Two scraggy pieces of paper are plastered onto our battered fridge in the kitchen. Without fail, they always prompt conversation with any guest to our home. So I thought I’d share them with you:
These are our simple Robinson rules.
The ones on the right (the “eating rules”) were drawn up first. They were devised following one of Rich’s trips away. I’d been reflecting with him that I often found mealtimes the hardest part of the day in his absence. So, to stop me from going nuts, we came up with our 4 simple rules which we wrote and drew together with the kids.
Next, came the “children rules”.
There’s nothing particularly special about these rules. They don’t produce well-behaved children all the time. But they help the kids to know what the boundaries are and they help us, as parents, to be clearer in our discipline.
So, I’m wondering, what are the rules in your house?
Do you have rules?
What are your boundaries?
What would you add, or take out from our list?
posted by Anna