We try not to impose a lot of arbitrary rules for our kids. Max, however, has taken some of the things we've said very much to heart. He tends to repeat these ad nauseum, especially when he's about to do the very thing we've warned him against. So today, we present to you Max's Rules for Living, by Max, age 2 1/2:
2. No poop in bathtub.
3. No brush hair!
4. Shhh! Ian's sleeping!
5. No cookies for breakfast.
6. Don't touch the poop.
7. No throwing shoes church. (He probably means no throwing shoes when at church. He got in a little bit of trouble when he launched his shoes about three benches in front of us last week and beaned someone in the back of the head.)
8. No tantrums.
9. Don't break the phone.
10. (And most important, to us and to him, for vastly different reasons...) No go bed!
I feel like we might be living in Max's version of David Shannon's "No David!"
But I also admit to cracking up every morning when he's in the bathtub and reminds me "No poop in bathtub." I wholeheartedly agree. Who said you learned everything you needed to know in kindergarten? "Don't poop in the bathtub" seems like a pretty important rule to me!