House rules

The lebelinoz household is a tight ship.  If you want to be a part of this family, there are a few rules which must be observed.  No exceptions.

  1. Never, ever EVER turn the DVD player off or change the channel while the final credits are rolling.

  1. "Bedtime" is merely a suggested activity.  Once the lights are out and Mom & Dad shut the door, you're free to do whatever you want…  No matter how many times Dad comes in the room, puts you back in bed and switches the light back off.  If you happen to find someone has removed your light bulb earlier that day, then that's your bad luck.

  1. Under no circumstances must all the couch cushions remain on the couch.

  1. Before using the blue silicone oven mitt, always make sure to chase the children through the house with it, while singing the first few bars of "Mack the knife".  Failure to do so may result in persistent badgering by said children.

  1. Toast crusts go on the floor.  Not the bin.  And certainly not in the mouth.

  1. If you step away from the computer, even just for a second to get a cup of water from the kitchen sink three feet away, it is within everyone else's rights to close all your windows and apps and to take over the computer.

  1. Bookmarks must never stay in the book.  They are meant to be pulled out of the books and enjoyed on their own.

  1. "I" is "you", not "I".  For example, if you want some milk, you must never say "I want milk".  It's "You want milk".

  1. When Mom says "It's bedtime", always scream "You want milk!" in response.

  1. Under no circumstances must ice cream, yoghurt or apple sauce be eaten at the table while seated.  It is preferable to do several laps of the lounge room and do several bouncy stims on the sofa while enjoying such treats.