MY daughter Elsie is only two years old but her world is already filled with rules.
“Yoghurt is only eaten at the table. We don’t jump on furniture with our shoes on. Whenever you want something, you must say please.”
And on it goes. She can do this. She can’t do that.
Rules are important of course. They help me to teach her right from wrong. They help to instil manners. They help her to learn good behaviour.
Rules sure have their place and are needed.
But even I – the one who has to correct and tell her most things – feel that sometimes, there are too many rules and not enough fun!
Which is why every Friday, for tea, I pretty much allow her to eat anything she likes (in moderation!) and why I occasionally, let her go wild in our home, making mess, running amok and basically causing chaos!