Let's face it, we all have rules. The rules we have for our children may be based on safety, love or just passed down through the generations. Sometimes we don't even know who made the rule; it's just that it seemed smart at the time.
With all the hustle and bustle of the season, I have suddenly noticed an influx of rules around the Brennan Ranch. Maybe because there is so much extra stuff laying around that we are forced to keep our children in some kind of holiday bubble just until the last key of Auld Lang Syne is sung.
For whatever the reason, here are just a few of the newest antidotes quoted by Mommy Maestro:
1) "I told you to put on your socks, not your Christmas stockings. Good luck on trying to get your sneaker over those things!"
2) "I'm sure there are wiser places to stick that candy cane than in your nostril!"
3) "It's a train track, not a race track. Thank you very much Mario Andretti!"
4) "They're called Christmas lights, not strobe lights. Kindly remove your fingers from the receptacle."
5)"Go ahead, I dare you to ring those bells again. I'll make wings myself for that damn angel!"
6) "You have how many kids in your class? All right, candy canes for everyone!"
7) "The dog is not a reindeer. I repeat, the dog is not a reindeer!"
8) "Yes, hot coco is hot. If you wanted it cold, could you kindly next time request a glass of chocolate milk?"
9) "No, we can not buy a reindeer, we have a dog. You may remember me already warning you that she is not a reindeer."
10) "If you have any plans of climbing a tree this holiday season, you better check for roots first!"