these rules were suddenly found hanging from my son's door:
Family Rules Laws
1. Never go in my room without permission!
2. Never and I mean never call me "honey" in public!
3. Don't give me a hug or kiss at school!
4. Don't come in without knocking on the bathroom door!
So, I'm trying to follow these laws. I may have slipped on the calling Mr. Almost Ten "honey" in public. But I'm working on it. I am on my best behavior at school. I promise. And I do not go in his room except to put laundry away or straighten the mess. Thus far there have been no complaints about continuing my Mom Chores in the confines of his room. When the door is closed, I knock. And well, if Mr. Almost Ten would close the bathroom door now and then, well, then I could work on knocking more often! That's my story and I'm sticking with it. Otherwise, I plead the Fifth.