We’re halfway through the school holidays and these rules have gone up on my chalkboard wall. We got through the first week pretty good, but we’ve hit a wall. I’m unwell, so is one child and the boredom has set in. It’s freezing here! Like super dooper freezing. We’ve been trying to get outside when we can, but it doesn’t last long. We’ve done the movies (x2), the jumping place, sleepovers, played cards, Monopoly… and eaten everything in sight…
Here are the rules I suddenly felt I needed everyone in my house to see.
- You’re not hungry if you ate half an hour ago. Seriously, how much food can they eat??
- Please no headlocks. They didn’t listen to that one because the middle child had the bigger one in a headlock last night. For real. I was screeching. They always do it just as we’re heading to bed. Let’s all get hyped up again.
- Clothes go inside the washing basket. Not next to it. Why bother bringing your clothes out of the bathroom if they are just going to end up on the floor again – just in a different room?
- Xbox is not real life. I have 2 kids who LOVE Xbox. We fight about it lots. I don’t mind them playing it in moderation when it’s freezing outside, but I really can’t wait for them to go back to school so they can’t play it as much. They even talk about the games like it’s a real world.
- Milk costs money. It’s not for free. 3L a day is guzzled around here. That’s insane. And when it’s spilt on the floor almost daily I lose it.
- I pay for the internet so I own it. Our speed isn’t great, so the old Xbox and me using the internet at the same time causes all sorts of comical drama. Who even needs to fight about the internet? Yep, we do in the holidays.
- The neighbours don’t want to know. BUT they do know. They know EVERYTHING. Sorry next door.
- Hand-balling the footy inside is still not allowed. I don’t care if you’re just passing it (as opposed to kicking it). Get it outside.
I love them, but Winter school holidays and I don’t mix well. I always say we are going on a holiday in July, but we never do. Maybe I should stop saying it and just do it!
Gotta love my chalkboard. My husband cracked up laughing at the rules. The kids all stood around reading it rolling their eyes. I think I am hilarious though. One more week to go!