Parenthood does not come with an instruction manual or a rule book... meaning you get to make up a lot of stuff as you go. Not in a million years did these 16 parents on Reddit ever think they would need to make up these rules, let alone enforce them:
1. Humans only
"'You have to act like a human when we go into stores.' My son always pretended to be different animals. It's pretty slow going grocery shopping with a crab, and fellow shoppers also don't appreciate being screeched at by a Velociraptor."
"My son recently got the rule 'if mum's phone rings do not throw it in the shower with her.'"
15. Clean-up on aisle 9
"To stop doing the 'derp walk' in Walmart."
16. No Dark Arts in the house
My kids were playing Harry Potter one day (running around waving wands at each other) when one cast the killing curse on the other. This was followed by an argument and a bunch of yelling, which led to a rule I never thought I'd have to enforce: "NO DARK ARTS IN THE HOUSE."
Do any of these sound familiar? Let us know in the comments!
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