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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tidy Tuesday - Special rules for Summer

Kids are messy.  I think I can say that without reservation.  Moms want their homes to be clean.  I also think I can say that without reservation. Can the two co-exist?  Maybe not all the time but most of the time, yes.

Summers are especially hard because you have kids home all the time running in and out of the house multiple times a day.  There are things you can do to make it easier on both you and your children...even in the Summer.  Here are a few possible Summer rules you can implement in your family.
Oh yes, guns are for outdoors and NO aiming at people!

1. No wearing shoes in the house.  Leave all the muddy/dirty shoes outside, not inside.
2. No bugs or other living creatures in bedrooms.  Let them live in their natural habitat (outside).
3. Food is eaten in the kitchen.  Or, if it's a popsicle, eat it outside.
4. Bathing suits and wet towels are to be hung up the bathroom or outside or wherever you designate.  NO wet clothes laying around the bedroom floor!
5. Dirty kids are subject to a hosing down before coming in the house.  :)
6. No practicing soccer, baseball, gymnastics or any other sport inside the house. 
7. Limit the number of pets in the family, especially inside pets.  And, a cockroach is NOT a pet. (see #2)
8. Even if it's hot, we wear clothes.  Nudity is not an option.

Can you think of any other rules for the Summer?  Most of them seem pretty obvious but you'd be surprised how creative kids can get!  :)


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