Friday, July 25, 2008
We have a lot of rules in this household. I limit how much tv they watch each day, they must read a little each day, during the summer they must do workbooks each day, no fast food, not a lot of junk food, no gum, no talking back, early to bed, and more.
I was just thinking that a lot of these rules make my life a lot harder. How much easier would my life be if I just had them sit in front of the TV all day. How much less time would I spent cooking if we just ate fast food. I imagine a life much easier than the one that I have, but at what cost to my children. With a household of six, rules are needed to provide some structure, I think without them it would be pure chaos.
I hope that in the long run all of these rules that we make them better people.