Tuesday, May 17, 2011

That's Not Fair!

It seems so unfair when parents say, "Do as I say, not as I do."  Even though it's unfair, that's sometimes how we roll!  When it comes to shoes in the house, my kids have a bum deal.  While the boys have to take their shoes off at the front door, I wear my shoes in the house.  Here are the top reasons why I support this unfair rule:

10. Getting dirty is fun for the boys.

9. The boys regularly puddle-stomp.

8.  I have two pairs of gym shoes - one to keep nice and clean, one for outside/dirty work.  The boys also have a pair to keep nice and one for outside/dirty work - they just forget which is which!

7. A clean house does not make it on the boys top ten priority list.

6. Wearing shoes increases my productivity, while the boys have no energy deficit.

5. I wipe my feet before entering the house.

4. My accessories include earrings, a wedding ring and sometimes a bracelet.  The boys must have accessories include dirt, mud, and sticks.

3. My Mama always says, "Life's just not fair."

2. These socks were white an hour before this photo was shot.

1. Because I said so!

Does your household have any seemingly unfair rules?


Hannah said...

Yes, the kids can only have chocolate occasionally. Reason...they don't need as many antioxidants as I do. I'm aging faster. Or something like that.

Christine said...

It's all about the antioxiants! We've got to keep ourselves in balance. :)

Anonymous said...

From the woman who never promised you a fair life, remember fair does not mean equal and equal is not necessarily fair. God promised us grace to meet our needs and the moment--as each situation requires--not always in the same measure. Soooo, pass some of that chocolate and grab the bleach.

Anne @ Modern Mrs Darcy said...

That picture--oh my! I think it's hard to argue with that kind of evidence!