Sunday, 21 September 2008

I never realised how many ..

house rules my kids had actually listened to until I heard them telling Alex's friends:
  • "You can't ...",
  • "We have to ...",
  • "That goes away here not there"
  • "We're not allowed to .."
  • "Only one at a time"

and my personal favourite:

  • "Put it away yourself. Mum's not your slave!"

All in all, it's been a relatively quiet night despite having 5 boys in the house (2 x 13yo, 1 x 12yo, 1 x 11yo & 1 x 9yo). I think the 3 older boys finally fell asleep some time around 2am after their sugar-filled 'midnight' feast at 11pm. Luckily for them, they let me sleep in this morning until 9am or there would have been bloodshed for sure!

Now I just have to negotiate the wreckage that is my kitchen for a cup of coffee and then I can start the day in earnest. Or not.

2 comments:

Lita said...

Wow, you have thos rare, elusive type of children that actually listen lol Well Done!

Donna said...

That's just the thing though .. they don't listen when I want them too or when I ask them nicely!