84 thoughts on “House Rule No. 2

    1. Thanks! I save cards, junk mail, and packaging and occasionally buy pretty scrap paper for the girls’ dresses. Then I just cut it up and assemble! It takes a long time, but I love doing it.

  1. My dad is always the one singing songs about food. He’s trained me to do the same, and now I can’t stop myself! I think maybe my house rule will be “Must sing for food.”

  2. My sister used to put my name into every song she said. Oh how we’ld fight about it :P
    Love you dad, my dad dealt with our silliness the same way!

  3. My 4yo is a sing-all-the-timer and it drives me batty (maybe if she could rhyme a little better?)! I can totally get where your dad is coming from, poor guy is totally outnumbered.

    1. That’s also what I loved! I could tell Dad was getting a little irritated even before I scrolled down to see him go into full “troll voice” mode. Mom, clueless as usual. Looks like any night at my dinner table. You’re awesome.

  4. Just so ya know…you are reaching a wider audience than you might think…
    My daughters, ages 6 and 8, also LOVE your blog. They even get peeved with me when I read your new posts without them. Their favorites are: House Rule No. 2 and the one about Alien Abduction.

  5. Ha…I love this! I’m always singing to myself (or humming) and my family is always telling me to shush. I even sing at work. I think it’s a subconscious habit, I don’t even realise I’m doing it. Love your work by the way, you are very talented!

    1. hahaha! No, we all obey his rule. And we don’t even wake him up at 4 AM to open Christmas presents anymore Now that we are all adults, we’ve calmed down and are now perfectly content to wait until 6 AM.

  6. I love yor dad! I could so relate to his plight, though nowadays my kids are the ones begging me not to sing.

    Is it weird that I’m now hungry for french fries after looking at some tiny beige rectangles?

    1. I don’t know if it’s weird, but I got hungry for a cheeseburger while making these. I haven’t had a cheeseburger in 6 years, since I stopped eating meat. A veggie burger is just not the same. Sigh…

      1. I hear ya. A juicy cheeseburger. *Sigh* The one bit of meat (well, maybe a nice grilled pork chop) that still looks good to me.

        I have a tasty black bean burger recipe. But, yes, not quite the same.

      1. There are! Ten of us, to be exact. It was quite understandable when Dad started taking his meals into the next room as soon as prayer was done. :P Well, from singing and because the table got too small. x)

  7. My dad may have only been surrounded by two daughters instead of five, but he can definitely relate! That was a house rule for us growing up too! This post took me back :-)

  8. This made me laugh. A little while ago someone asked me what I missed most about my sister as she had been out of country for some time and my reply was, “I actually miss living in a musica!” My sister, even in her 30’s is constantly singing and dancing around the house.

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