If you were to write a rule book – for life according to you… what would be some of the rules? Not the obvious ones… as far as always being honest, upholding your own honor, not murdering people and such…
I mean the other things. Guidelines for how we live our lives, that make us unique to who and what we are. The ones that we all seem to have… although perhaps subconsciously, which would make them challenging to actually pick up on.
A sampling of the Rulebook of Life according to Jen
Rule 13: Coffee is a requirement for Jen, if she is to be expected to use her brain in a capacity that is more than her normal morning autopilot is programmed for.
Rule 97: Fuzzy blankets are required to properly watch a movie or binge TV.
Rule 389: Jen must always have the ability to pull her foot out of the blankets at night in order to maintain the correct body temperature.
Rule 413: When Jen gets home from work – she must be allowed 15-20 minutes to decompress, also known as the “Don’t Ask Mom For Anything” time.
Breaking this rule can lead to potential willpower melt-down and the mass consumption of chocolate or soft cookies from her secret stash. Note: If you promise to never share knowledge of this secret stash – she may just share with you.
Rule 1022: There are two places that make Jen anxious. Hospitals and Airports, for very different reasons. When Jen is anxious, she may need an extra hug, an extra smile, and a little extra patience. She also may need a swift kick in the ass to make her go to these places. Use force as deemed appropriate and necessary. Bribes work too.
Rule 1031: Sometimes, Jen just needs a snuggle. For no reason at all.
Yea … I know…
I’m a dork. But seriously – how cool would it be if you could see other people’s rule books? I know my friend Ray’s would have things like
A sampling of the Rulebook of Life according to Ray
Rule 124: One must yell at the TV during scary parts of a movie, or during sports. It is highly recommended to not sit next to Ray during these times, as it is highly likely that her flailing arms might make contact. Pillow armor is suggested.
Rule 213: If in debate about what to wear on a date night – always err to the side of showing too much boob. LOL.
Rule 349: Must always follow something sweet with something savory/salty when snacking.
It must be noted however on Ray’s Rule 349. I don’t agree. I personally prefer to end on the sweet. 🙂
Have a good day everyone! Much love to ya!