When I was a child, I never understood parental gems like, "No shoes on the bed ...", but now I am a parent I do.
Here are some things I insist the Tubblet does. Despite hating having to do them myself when I was the same age. Or not even doing them at all. Do as I say not as I did. Sorry mum and dad!
- Make the bed. Everyday.
- Don't wear shoes in the house.
- Live within your means. No pocket money top ups if what you've been given on Saturday is all spent by Monday.
- No television after 10pm.
- No phone calls after 9pm.
- Keep the place tidy and clean up after yourself.
- Turn off the lights when you're not in the room.
- Turn off things you're not using.
- Eat your greens. And its variant, if you don't eat what's on your plate, there's nothing else.
- Wash everything up before you leave the house or go to bed.
- No elbows on the table.
- Hang up your coat and put your clothes away.
Are you now enforcing rules that make you roll your eyes when you were a child? Let me know which ones in the comments.
ETA: Rev T has read this and asked me to let you know that I am, and I quote, a "fraudy, fraud pants". I'd tell you that the quality of conversation in our house is usually better than that, but ... um ... I'm still not very tidy.
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