As a consequence, there are very few *rules* in this house. Generally there are only two:
- No writing on the walls
- Obey all the rules!
- Whatever you want to say, if it starts with the name of a brother or sister, we don't want to hear it.
“Michael hit me, Mom”, “Natalie bit me”, “Mackenzie said I am dumb” …. By the time breakfast is over, replying with “Not hard enough, apparently”, “Bite her back” and “Well are you? Ok then, ignore her”, is all wearing a bit thin.
It seems to me that Rule #3 is eminently sensible. I don’t, however, hold out too much hope for real success with it, judging by the amount of writing on the walls!