Why? Because I said so. Has a nice ring to it, right? Even better, though (and more specific): because it’s a rule in our house. In Episode 173 Meagan and Sarah are talking about the beauty and hilarity of arbitrary rules, drawing from our own experience and some genius listener suggestions. Join us!
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Links we mentioned (or should have) in Episode 173:
- Our podcast episodes on Routines, Rituals, & Traditions pair nicely with this one. Here’s Part 1 (episode 128, more about traditions) and Part 2 (episode 129, more about routines and rituals)
- Our episode on How To Survive (And Even Enjoy) Playing Board Games (Episode 112)
- Meagan’s blog post For The Mom Who Hates The Swings, which inspired our fan-favorite episode, We Hate Fun
- Our listeners contributed ideas for this episode on Instagram and Facebook, and their arbitrary rules are GENIUS
Queue It Up
With school back in session, we’re recommending Bedtime Routines At Every Stage, Episode 80 from December 12, 2016.
Leigh Ann says
We had an arbitrary rule when I was growing up… “No singing at the dinner table.” My dad was a musician and the whole family was musical, but my mom would not let us drum or sing at the dinner table.
Sarah Powers says
We had this rule growing up too! And it came from a rule my mom had in her house growing up before that!