I have some new blog-love going on -- Jones Design Company. Emily is an uber-talented designer who is also a full time Mama to 4 darling kiddos and wears the cutest, most with-it outfits ever. I sorta kinda want to be like her (except the 4 kids thing - I'm good with 2, for reals). A couple of days ago she posted an adorable print of her house rules (which she sells on her site, btw) and I knew I had to copy it (sincerest form of flattery and all).
We have had a list of "house rules" up on our refrigerator for about a year now. Last year I gathered the boys together and asked them to help me draw up our house rules. I intended for it to be a fun way for us to establish, once and for all, the rules of our home. The boys really got into it -- as you can tell from the last rule of the bunch (for the record, Uncle Al had just broken out in a poison-ivy rash a couple of days prior and obviously it left a strong impression on the boys). On occasion when the boys are acting out I will proclaim "What house rule is being broken?!" It sort of (sometimes) breaks up a tantrum or an argument and helps restore peace and harmony to our home once again (again, sometimes, I make no claims that my house is in any way continuously peaceful and/or harmonious - let's get real here, ok?!). So I took our tattered list of house rules and printed up a design similar to Emily's on my favorite papers.
And so, without further ado, I present...The House Rules: