Monday, July 18th, 2005
The Ground Rules (or, Taking Drastic Measures to Protect my Sanity)
A note to my girls:
1. There will be no playing “dress-ups” for 2 weeks. This is because, inevitably, the current outfit is thrown on the floor. The dress-up clothes are worn (this is all inclusive. No one is content with only 1 dress-up outfit), the game of dress-ups ends, and a new, clean set of clothes are removed from the closet and put on. And this is repeated several times a day.
2. I don’t care WHAT you do to your clothes, how DIRTY they get, or HOW MUCH the activities of the day change, there will only be ONE fresh outfit worn, per day, for the next 2 weeks. The ONLY exception to this will be swimsuits, and this is limited to activities where getting wet is inevitable. If this privilege is abused, it will be revoked. Caution is advised in considering pushing me on this, it is very hot this week, and you will lose.
3. I am deadly serious. And while we’re at it, please immediately and permanently stop the incessant whining. Please.