Sometime last year, we came up with our very own set of house rules. In fact, I had Chatterbox devise and write them – out of the mouth of babes, right?
The rules stayed up in our kitchen for almost a year, until the edges were tattered and the words faded. Recently, I unexpectedly came across two lovely ways to display out house rules that would allow them to stand the test of time and add whimsy to the decor of the room.
“We Do” Wall Art from Papersalt
Inspiration from Flickr
I like the idea of having house rules – it gives us something concrete to point to in times when our kids are questioning their choices or learning how to conduct themselves in different situations. The rules also give our family its very own “charter” and show our children that, no matter what, they will always belong to a very special club. It may sound hokey, but over time, those rules have become so much more than a list that was born out of a moment of parenting frustration.
I think it may be time to make them a more permanent – an attractive-looking – fixture in our home. Adding it to the To Do list…