We broke the number one rule many times. Most of the physical fights amongst the brothers were of the nature of wrestling or some type of rugby scrum, until someone "gave-up". But every now and then, during one of the altercations, someone, somehow, would break the rule. An errant fist would fly and make contact. All hell would break loose and we all knew that dad was going to be pissed when he found out. It was the Number One Rule.
Now that I am raising boys of my own I realize that I too have to implement a list of rules of the house. Right now, the Number One Rule is "Don't hit your brother." Boys are boys and they like to fight. It is a good rule. I think it gets broken everyday.
Here is the list of other rules we set down.
2.-Everyone must wear pants to eat dinner at the dinner table.
3.-No picking your butt.
4.-Everyone must wear pants to eat lunch at the table.
5.-Use a tissue
6.-No jumping on the furniture.
7.-Put your shoes in the closet.
8.- Everyone must wear pants to eat breakfast at the table.
9.-Lillian can not use the telephone.
10.-No throwing toys.
After reviewing my list I think I need to re-evaluate my Number One Rule.
What is your Number One Rule at your house?