Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Rules and Regulations

Before I became a parent I thought that I'd be the one in charge. I'd decide the rules, rewards, and consequences. Ha! Little did I know that when they brought out my teeny tiny baby girl that what I was actually getting was a teeny tiny dictator! Here are some of the rules and regulations according to one Ms. Isabella.


1. I will put myself to sleep at bedtime, but at nap time you can forget it. There will be rocking, ssshhhhing, and bouncing and lots of it.

2. Speaking of naps, I will keep them just long enough to take the edge off, but if you think you're getting more then that you're nuts.

3. I will peacefully drift off to sleep in your arms, but the second you put me in that crib I will wake up and smile. It will be cute the first time. The 5th time...not so much.

4. You will take me on lots of walks and I will be very good, but if you stop for more then a minute I will whine and fuss until we're back in motion.

5. I will eat my solids when I want and how I want.

6. When Mommy is working I will sleep until 7, but when she has a day off I will be sure to get up at 6 so she doesn't get too used to sleeping in.

7. I will let you hold me as long as you are walking but stop and I will push away from you like you've just been diagnosed with swine flu.

8. These rules are final and absolute. There will be no exceptions or substitutions. There will be no second chances. If you break these rules the consequences will include screaming fits, fussing, and general unpleasantness.

Looks like I have one tough little boss.

10 comments:

love lives in the kitchen said...

what a beautiful baby you have! yoou are a lucky mommy! i like your blog even if i'm not a mom jet..
wish you a great day and thank you for stopping by!
hope to hear from you soon!
justyna

Rsgrl said...

LOL! #1-#3 are favorites of Kit, too!

Neuffj said...

You are sooo funny, and so clever to come up with this stuff. Believe me, I take note of EVERYTHING you blog!

Mrs.Pink said...

Haha love it! Maybe she will reward you when she gets older by being a big boss lady of a huge company and make millions. Then you can live off of her!!

Everyday Mom Ideas said...

I have a 3 and 4 year old boys and Im starting to think they get more bossy as they age.

Amanda said...

That's so funny :) And from what I gather from my friends with children, VERY true!

Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest! :)

Mama Kat said...

You sure do! Totally reminds me of when I was home with my first baby...she was the most demanding baby...but dang she was cute!

Jessica said...

so funny and unfortunately so true! God blessed me with good sleepers in all 3 ofmy kids! i will send some of those vibes your way!!! over from SITS

Serendipity said...

Ha ha, this is very funny! My sister has a baby and reports many of these - especially number 6! Visiting from SITS :) Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Serendipity said...

Ha ha, this is very funny! My sister has a baby and reports many of these - especially number 6! Visiting from SITS :) Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

Post a Comment

Have at it...and I will respond to all comments here so check back often to stay in the conversation.