I never thought I’d have to lay down these ground rules for playtime.
1. Yes, it counts as playing “Perfection” even if they don’t set the timer. Because the littles are two and four, that’s why.
2. You can only make a Brother Sandwich if all parties agree. Beforehand.
3. We might live in Canada, but you can’t toboggan in the summer. No, really. Otherwise someone will get hurt – wait, he just did.
4. Cigarette butts you find at the ball diamond are not acceptable cargo for your trucks and diggers. No.
5. Brothers who choose to fight and bicker despite several redirections and reminders will spend some quality time together on the “Get-Along Chair”. You’ve been warned.
Rules for playtime – got some? Want to share?
11 thoughts on “My Five Rules: Playtime”
“If there is nothing on fire and you are not bleeding in spurts, do not bother me when I am on the phone!”
The biggest one that Quinn ignores is “If you don’t plan to pick it up (or at least help) then don’t get it out.”
I like the brother sandwich!
Play and Put away. It’s a good rule.
As kids, our rule was if you got hurt you had to cry into a pillow so Mom couldn’t hear you.
Adding that to the handbook.
You cannot play horse and carriage by pulling your sister around on the rocking chair with a jump rope. And always, if you fight over it, it belongs to me.
Please, do they have to hold hands in the get-along chair? That would make it more fun! 🙂
If they complain, yes.
i. love. your. blog. There is so much of our family in this! we even call our littles the Littles, and our bigs the Bigs. so enjoying reading back.
Thanks for reading – here’s to having four kids!