AUTHOR: Marty, a.k.a. canape TITLE: Dumb rules I made before I had children DATE: 3/17/2010 11:52:00 AM ----- BODY:
I will never buy my children clothes with licensed characters on them . . .

I've added a new category to the blog. It's called "Dumb rules I made before I had children."

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----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous the sandwich life DATE:Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 12:21:00 PM EDT Yeah, I had that rule ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Mem DATE:Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 12:47:00 PM EDT us too- and i still don't allow other people to do it... unless its a character we are already obviously down with... we simply modified this rule to if they find them on their own and love em thats cool... but we don't force any licensed things down their throats- i know parents who do! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Renee DATE:Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 1:00:00 PM EDT "i will never succumb to the cult of "Disney" princesses."

YEAH, RIGHT!!! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous cindy w DATE:Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 1:01:00 PM EDT HA! Yeah, I think I might've had that idea in my head. And once I found out I was having a girl, I was all, "No Disney Princess crap shall enter my house, ever!"

Um, yeah. Catie ate a Princess Gummy vitamin this morning and proudly wore her Princess & the Frog t-shirt to daycare today (because Tiana's dress is green, therefore totally ok for St. Patrick's Day). Sigh... ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Jennifer, Playgroups Are No Place For Children DATE:Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 1:24:00 PM EDT HA! I had the same rule. Now, I don't think my son has any clothes that DON'T have some sort of licensed logo on them. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Issas Crazy World DATE:Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 4:09:00 PM EDT Oh I think I had that rule once. Way back, before kids. Yep. Doesn't last long. Now everything in my house is High School Musical, Tinkerbell and Cars. It's like Disney threw up everywhere. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Stimey DATE:Wednesday, March 17, 2010 at 5:35:00 PM EDT Oooh, I'd forgotten about that rule, but I had it too. It didn't go well. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Dalia (Generation X Mom) DATE:Friday, March 19, 2010 at 10:43:00 PM EDT Don't you just love that. Or how about now that you are a mom and you hear others saying things like that. "My kids won't use a binky, my kids will be potty trained by 2, etc", you know their time is coming! ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Melissa (@adventuroo) DATE:Monday, March 22, 2010 at 10:31:00 PM EDT Haha! So true. I also had a rule that my kid wouldn't watch TV before he turned two... big HAHA. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Convertible Girl DATE:Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 10:18:00 PM EDT Oh yeah, that's on my list, too. Have managed to contain it some -- mostly pajamas. The princess onslaught is already making me nervous. ----- COMMENT: AUTHOR:Anonymous Jill DATE:Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at 11:47:00 PM EDT My husband has one that he just won't shake: Our kids must be involved in some kind of organized team sport until they are in middle school. Of course, he made this rule before he met our oldest who is THE most awkward and un-athletically inclined 5yo you have ever seen in your entire life. Plus, he would much rather draw comics or read or play with Legos than do anything in the world. Nerd? Yes. Athlete? Only begrudgingly. And at this point my husband isn't willing to budge. The only saving grace is that my husband is also unwilling to do any of the things associated with actually signing a child up for sports activities, so I have several "Oops! I missed the deadline." to fall back on! ----- --------