OYM Day 30: Trix Are For Winners

We learn some rules as children that we abide by our entire lives…taking them with us to our own roost and passing them down to our own.

  • No dishes in the sink overnight.

I’ve stuck with those ones, so far.

  • I keep my kitchen tidy and I feel a big sense of relief when I come downstairs in the morning and see things just as I left them: in their place and ready for service.

There are other rules, though, that I threw right into the trash the second I could.

  • Finish one box of cereal before you open another? Why? Variety is the spice of life! I currently have 4, I repeat 4 boxes of open cereal in my pantry. I will sleep even better tonight knowing this.

I guess I just wonder why we have most of the rules we do.

My child is only 2, but right now my rule is “if it’s not going to physically hurt her or others, she can do it.”

This doesn’t mean she can run around being a tyrant, but I believe she’s smart enough to figure it out, with time and her own experiences. She had one sip of bubbles a few months ago, and I could have stopped her, but she found out that it doesn’t taste good. And she hasn’t had a swig since. She’s a prodigy, right?!

What rules did you have growing up? Which have you kept and which did you do away with?

I hope this inspires you to open all the cereals you have. Be bold!

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35/F/Las Vegas — Not a dutch milkmaid as picture may suggest. Question? Ask me anything. Info@oymandtrustme.com

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