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March 7th, 2012, 06:33 AM
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do you have certain rules that everyone/kids have to follow?

i really need to start doing this with the kids....like making sure their rooms are cleaned before bedtime....I think at 7:30 I am gonna start making them go up and cleaning up their rooms....i am usually so slack with this cause i really dont ever go in their rooms so i dont ever look at the mess haha
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March 7th, 2012, 10:58 AM
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ya we have rules. Jake has to make his bed every morning, he has to put his dirty dishes in the sink when he is finished, and he has to put his dirty clothes to the wash.
Me and dh have to do it too!

I think those are the basics of looking after yourself. we have started adding some more to jakes, but as they are new they arent really rules yet.
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March 8th, 2012, 12:56 AM
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Oh yes, life without rules is horrible...LOL trust me i learned the hard way and had to do a 180 on it with them.

dishes ALWAYS go in the sink when you are done eating

eating is done at the dining room table ONLY

trash goes in the TRASH CAN ( raleigh was starting to throw it wherever which doesnt fly with this mama)

Shoes stay in the basket in the front closet by the front door so we are not searching for that second shoe 15 minutes after we needed to be somewhere.

dirty clothes go IN the dirty clothes basket..NOT on the floor next to it. (this one is more for hubby.)

stickers are not allowed in my car. i had to scrub my back passenger side window once because raleigh decided to put 8 stickers on it on the way home one night from being out. i did not know this because i was driving. i was one angry mama after seeing that!
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March 8th, 2012, 08:17 AM
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ACupofJoe...sounds like my life right there...My daughter Alanah had been throwing her trash on the floor or leaving it on the table so I try to "enforce her" to throw it away before she even launches it. Then you nailed it with the clothes going into the hamper not on the floor next to it..my husband is the same way...hamper is in plain view and he still tosses his clothes on the floor and doesn't bother to pick it up...must be a guy thing (or a lazy thing)

Then Stickers...OMG everytime my daughter get's stickers they always end up on the window...thankfully they have been easy to get off since I always peel them off after we have arrived home...that drives me nuts as well and I told her no more stickers on windows unless she wants to peel them off lol.

Rules are good...however they aren't followed. My daughter can only have one toy out at a time and if she wants another toy she has to pick them up. Well she doesn't listen usually and ends up pulling out more toys..so the ones I have told her to pick up twice end up going in a closet where she wont get them back for about a week or so...

She puts her dirty dishes away in the sink thankfully after I tell her to. I can't wait to get her to start helping out around the house it would make my life so much easier
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March 8th, 2012, 08:55 AM
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I have not set any rules yet since DS is only 3 months old. But I am a very orderly clean person so I can only hope when he is a little older I can stay that way.

Like, shoes comes off at the front door.
Wash your hands after you pee, everysingle time! (I have seen so many people not do that! GROSS!)
Always say please and thank you.
Dishes get put into the sink right after you are done.
Bedroom is tidy before bed and before you go out.

Those are just to name a few.
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March 8th, 2012, 09:19 AM
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with the stepkids I *TRY* to have rules, like they can't go to the playground or anywhere fun if their room is a mess, and I try to make them pick it up every night, they aren't allowed crayons unless its coloring at the table where I can see, because they like to draw on the walls, no jumping on the beds... basic rules, but I'm going to have to really stick with them this year, and so is DH, he likes to let them slide on things, but Audrey will have the same rules, and I don't want her seeing them get away with things if she can't .
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March 8th, 2012, 12:50 PM
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ACupofJoe...sounds like my life right there...My daughter Alanah had been throwing her trash on the floor or leaving it on the table so I try to "enforce her" to throw it away before she even launches it. Then you nailed it with the clothes going into the hamper not on the floor next to it..my husband is the same way...hamper is in plain view and he still tosses his clothes on the floor and doesn't bother to pick it up...must be a guy thing (or a lazy thing)

Then Stickers...OMG everytime my daughter get's stickers they always end up on the window...thankfully they have been easy to get off since I always peel them off after we have arrived home...that drives me nuts as well and I told her no more stickers on windows unless she wants to peel them off lol.

Rules are good...however they aren't followed. My daughter can only have one toy out at a time and if she wants another toy she has to pick them up. Well she doesn't listen usually and ends up pulling out more toys..so the ones I have told her to pick up twice end up going in a closet where she wont get them back for about a week or so...

She puts her dirty dishes away in the sink thankfully after I tell her to. I can't wait to get her to start helping out around the house it would make my life so much easier
How old is your daughter? Mine is 4, almost 5 and i have to keep up on her about the rules as well. I could tell her them and then a minute later ill catch her trying to leave a wrapper on the table or something, lol. I hate it because i feel like i am always hounding her but thats how it is until she can learn them.
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March 8th, 2012, 01:46 PM
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The basic rules involve throwing away trash, putting dishes in the sink, dirty laundry in the hamper, no writing on walls, etc. However no one listens to me so I feel like I'm wasting my breath most of the time
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March 9th, 2012, 05:33 AM
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How old is your daughter? Mine is 4, almost 5 and i have to keep up on her about the rules as well. I could tell her them and then a minute later ill catch her trying to leave a wrapper on the table or something, lol. I hate it because i feel like i am always hounding her but thats how it is until she can learn them.
My daughter is almost 4 yrs old (April 15th). Your daughter and my daughter think the same way. When we aren't looking that is when they try to get away with stuff even though they know that they shouldn't do it.

Hounding will eventually stick to her head...at least that is what I tell myself when I nag on my daughter lol. One day they will def figure it out and it should be smooth sailing until they hit pre-teen lol.
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March 10th, 2012, 06:24 PM
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Nothing major. Just the general be polite etc. Obviously they aren't specific for the house though lol.
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