Monday, September 29, 2008



I'm driving Woohoo to school this morning and she says, "In health class last week, we all had to say what some of our family rules are."

This will be good, I think to myself.

"Oh yea? So what did you say were ours?" I reply, scanning my brain quickly for one single time in her life I've ever actually uttered the words, "The rule is __________."

"I just told him, 'In my family, there's only one rule: Be kind.'"

Glad to know it's not just the bad rules that can go unspoken, that are effective.

16 comments:

kario said...

I LOVE THIS GIRL!

And I love her mother, too - the one whose own, unique style imparted this rule to her children without ever having to say it.

When can I move in?

Joanne said...

Be kind. I think that should be number one on everyone's list.

Drama Mama said...

Will you marry ME?

Carrie Wilson Link said...

DM: Yes. Please.

Michelle O'Neil said...

Awesome!

Cheryl said...

"Love and kindness always make a difference. They bless the ones who receives them, and bless you...the giver." B.D.

You are a true giver of both of these important gifts. Not just to your children, but to so many people.

Jerri said...

Hope your proud of yourself. Damn, damn proud.

Terry Whitaker said...

wow.

Kathryn said...

Doesn't that just say it all about your parenting? That's beautiful.

Robin said...

In case you were wondering, this means you are a successful mother. Remember that always.

An Imperfect Perfection said...

I have to ditto the "Awesome" comment. First word to come to my mind. That "rule" encompasses so very much.

Suzy said...

Rojo rules!!!

Jess said...

Great rule!!

And let me know when that wedding is. I'm there.

Amber said...

Way to go mom!

:)

Suzy said...

Woohoo Rules!!!!

She said...

How are you planning to marry DM when we have retirement living plans already in place? WTB?

YOU HAVE THE BEST KIDDOS EVER!