Feb 3, 2010

Getting Down to Business

After three days of giggles and fun Snow Days, I was determined to get serious around here. There is no end in the near future of snow and ice and the boys are starting to get cabin-fever symptoms. I probably don't need to tell you mom's out there what they are.

I know that my boys function better with a schedule, so I called a family meeting (minus Nate.) Here's the conversation.

Mom: Okay boys, you need to get baths and get dressed because we need to talk.

Boys: Whoo Hoo! What is it, huh, huh, huh?

Mom: Get clean and get dressed and then we'll talk.

Boys: *sound of pounding feet running to bathroom*

Drew: Okay Mom, I am done, do I need to dress up?

Mom: Nope, just jeans and t-shirt.

Finn: Mom, what are we doing?

Mom: Here's the deal. We are going to have a meeting.

Finn: wwwwhhhhhiiiiinnnnnnnnnneeeeeeeee

Mom: Why are you whining?

Finn: I don't want to go anywhere today. I just want to stay hereeeeeeee!

Mom: We aren't going anywhere, we're just having a meeting.

Finn: Well then, I need socks, and they aren't clean.

Mom: Why do you need socks?

Finn: For the meeting.

Mom: Huh?

Finn: I know that we are going to church. We always go to church when we have a meeting. wwwwhhhhhiiiiiinnnnnnnneeeeeeee

Mom: Trust me, we are staying home. You don't need socks.

Drew: Could someone please tell me what we are doing? I'm confused. Finn says we have to go to the meeting.

Mom: (Almost reaching full volume) We aren't going ANYWHERE! Go sit Indian-style in my bedroom. NOW!

Mom: Okay, so here's the deal. We need a schedule and rules for these snow days and I need your help in writing them.

Boys in unison: Mmmmooooommmmmm!!!

Mom: I want you each to make three rules and I will post them on the refrigerator.

These are The Rules for Snow Days written by Drew and Finn.

1. Stop screaming, chasing, fighting, and arguing with each other.

2. No kicking each other "Down There."

3. No PG-13 Acting (Bad Language/Rude Humor/or Graphic Violence)

4. No drinkin' or smokin'.

5. No fun stuff until jobs are finished.

6. Do something the first time you ask us to.

Trust me. I AM keeping this posted, perhaps for the rest of my life.


hubbardgirl said...

first off...i LOVE your new header. awesome! those snow day rules are def worth keeping from now on. the kids are just like us adults... .they know very well how to act and react.........but do we always do this? BY THE GRACE OF GOD, we will stay in HIM!!!! love you

Calvin and Ashley said...

love RULE #2...had to read it out loud to calvin.....what boys. haha

and i agree with susan....love your header!!

Donnelle said...

Number 4 is hysterical. Thanks for sharing this!

Katie said...

This is great! Thanks for the laugh!

Jill Elaine said...

so tell me....how is this working til now? I'm thinkin' maybe we need this too??
You will much enjoy summer when it gets her I'm thinkin'!

Anonymous said...

Hows business now with another round of snow piling up?

Minister Grace said...

Dear Mama Lucille... Business is so-so. They have broken every rule except #4...

Anonymous said...

Good to know they can keep @ least one! May Gods Grace and MERCY be with you as the snow continues to fall AMEN