Growing up my parents didn’t really have any strict rules – you helped around the house, picked up your stuff and basically were thoughtful to the rest of the family because they were your family.
This seemed to work for me and my siblings – no fighting over who’s turn it was to dry up or take the bin bags out. No rotas pinned to the fridge and no promises of additional pocket money for putting your clothes away.
You just all mucked in, pulled your weight and did it because your parents asked you too. And, I guess to a degree it was expected of you – and you didn’t ever want to let them down.
You were the kids – they were the adults. Job done.
Although, my mum did have little signs like the above dotted around the house – like tiny little ‘guilt trippers’. In fact the one in the bathroom is still hanging up even now and the last line reads ‘remember mummy loves you.’
Which I guess is the most important rule of all…right?
But, since becoming a parent myself I can see that maybe having a few rules would really help our house run a little smoother. We tend to go with the flow – but of late it seems that Miss Marnie has been ruling the roost.
So, when we were invited by Principality Building Society to have a go at making up some new house rules I wondered what they would be if Miss M made them up?
Here’s what her house rules sign would read like:
As much as we’ve put it down to her being a toddler and it will pass – part of me feels like we need to take back a little control and start setting some more ground rules!
I may need some help with this because as for now these are our only House Rules:
Because feeling secure in your own home is surely the one and only rule to try and live by… right?
V. I. BE HONEST: This post is in collaboration with Principality Building Society