Rules Of The House A New Book From Disney Hyperion Books!

Rules Of The House

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Every house and family has their own set of rules for all withing the house. For example, in our home, one of the biggest imperatives is “Thou shalt NOT be annoying.” I don’t know exactly when that rule came into existence, but it has stuck. And is strictly enforced. Mostly with sibling to sibling policing.

Unfortunately, the rule about Mom’s hidden stash of candy is regularly and willfully ignored. I remember the first time that I found one of my young children snacking happily away on one of my what I thought was hidden Reeses Peanut Butter Cups; it was a turning point for me. Awakening the realization that as a mother there was no longer anything I had that was not shared with my “beloved” progeny. Including trips to the bathroom, showers and a whole list of other things.

Anyways since we are talking about my rule breaking offspring and all, I recently read a children’s book about a house with the following rules:




I like these rules and I liked the book. Although the whole red door rule would be something my kids would definitely have to test. Because that just might be where Mom’s hidden candy stash has been moved to…

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 I think I need that handy dandy little white board to protect my secret stash with the following statement, “Eat this candy and your mother will make your life very difficult!” Does it sound imposing enough? Maybe adding more exclamation points to my warning would do the trick I’m sure right? Yeah, who am I kidding?

I would love to hear about some of your family’s house rules and what you do to enforce them.

Best wishes for a great day and thanks for stopping by.

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  1. It’s funny how you can’t hide stuff from kids. Now if you can bury it in a pile of work you might just keep you candy. Just a thought.

    Have a fabulous day. ☺
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  2. What a cute book! We really need to adopt your policy about not being annoying. I think my people truly enjoy annoying each other, which literally drives me crazy. I’m trying not to have candy in the house right now, but when it was around I ate it so fast that I never had to worry about them finding it ;). And I’m with you on the red door. My kids would definitely open it!
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      My kids eat it so fast, so lately I am on a no buying candy rant, because if I can’t eat it no one can. See there!

      Maybe I should make a printable for the annoying thing? It could change households everywhere!
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  3. Hi Jen, you seriously have to master a look! Sometimes words don’t cut it! I now have two ‘secret stashes’ (for easy access in time of emergencies) and my two wouldn’t dare, their life’s wouldn’t be worth living if they did. Picture this: child comes home to find their bags all packed and waiting for them by the front gate. Child then realises it really wasn’t worth it. You’d only have to do it once I promise…

    I think if we had a ‘don’t be annoying’ house rule in this house, it would be me that would break it the most. Sometimes I just can’t help myself, but in my defence it’s usually after they’ve been bugging me.

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      Now that is smart parenting my friend. I think the toddler though might think the packed bags were a fun game and run down the street alone and then I would have a hard time catching her and then the police would be called…. Perhaps this is best for the older children? As I would prefer to not spend my time in jail :)
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