Ruby's Corner

House Rules

You know how most people have chores to do, like make the bed and water the plant? Well, my Mom’s house rules are a little… different.


RULE #1: : NO PHONE AT THE TABLE

So when we eat, even if we’re at a restaurant, I am not allowed to have my phone out or on. This rule applies to all technology actually – I’m not allowed to have my laptop out when we eat or my DS. I don’t mind this rule; it makes it easier for me to focus on my food.


RULE #2: NO WAKING MOM UP ON THE WEEKENDS

She will turn into a monster. A very, very scary monster that I do not want to see.


RULE #3: NO STAYING UP PAST MY BEDTIME

My mom, like I said, will turn into a very, very scary monster. She really likes her alone time.


RULE #4: NO SLEEPOVERS WITH PEOPLE I OR MY MOM DONT LIKE

Me and my mom are super close. I tell her everything. So sometimes, my Mom develops a disliking for the people I may tell her about, particularly the people who are mean to me. And me, I’m super-nice. So if someone wants to have a sleepover and my Mom has already decided she’s icky, Mom will shut the idea down. This tends to work in my favor, because I don’t have the guts to hurt someone’s feelings.


RULE #5: NO SINGING FOR MORE THAN A HOUR

I sing constantly and I love to and you know, every song is a work-in-progress, so I’m not always at perfect-pitch, if you know what I mean. I know it gets VERY annoying so my Mom made this rule. IT’S A WIN-WIN! I get to sing and after awhile, she gets peace and quiet. However, she doesn’t mind when I breakdance.

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So those are my house rules. I have some other rules that I’ve adopted from being at my friends’ houses, like I always put my plate in the kitchen sink when I’m done eating (after I’ve thrown out the leftovers), using conditioner after I shampoo my hair,  flushing the toilet (actually, that’s my Mom’s rule, she turns scary when I don’t do that either) and only buying one thing when we go shopping. That’s my Mom’s out-of-house rule, so if we go to Claire’s and then go to Target, I have to be pretty, pretty sure that what I want is really what I want at whatever store, because there’s no double-dipping when we go shopping (see Scary Mom, who by the way is Super Awesome).

That’s it for this week. Let me know what your house rules are, here or everyday on Twitter @rubykarp.

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