“Are there any family rules at your home?”

@Shavkat (59762)
Philippines
March 20, 2018 10:11am CST
In my family, there is a strict rule in having household chores. In fact, it was imposed by my parents since we were young. The household chores need to be checked on a whiteboard that was plastered on the kitchen's wall. It is simple to follow by taking turns doing them on a daily basis. Well, sometimes the household chores can be changed for certain circumstances. I personally think that it is a good way to keep the house tidy and clean. If not, then my mother will freak out and continued to nag the family members all day long. “Do you have house rules?” “What do you think about this concern?” Image Credit: pixabay.com
28 people like this
31 responses
@JolietJake (50974)
• United States
20 Mar
There is only 1 main rule here...What Scar wants, Scar gets...and RIGHT MEOW!!!
10 people like this
@Marty1 (32517)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
20 Mar
Very similar to my household rules, Onyc is the ruler of the house and the entertainment director, He decides what we will do for the day, what we will watch on TV! We have a rule here Onyx knows best!
5 people like this
@vandana7 (63594)
• India
20 Mar
Ha ha...finally somebody dominates you...LOL
2 people like this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
21 Mar
@JolietJake I can't wait for my Shadow rules the house. Scar seems so strong to rule your world.
1 person likes this
@AKRao24 (14604)
• India
20 Mar
We have many unsaid rules in Indian families which have been coming from several generations to pass on to next! Thanks @Shavkat !
7 people like this
@Icydoll (14440)
• India
20 Mar
Yeah we have many unsaid rules dear friend
2 people like this
@AKRao24 (14604)
• India
20 Mar
@Icydoll , Thank you dear! How are you , so late today? had your dinner what was in it?
1 person likes this
@Icydoll (14440)
• India
20 Mar
@AKRao24 I'm fine dear friend..I was bit busy today.howz your day ? I had egg rice for dinner and how about you?.
2 people like this
@Courage7 (5699)
• United States
20 Mar
As a rule no shoes in the house.
5 people like this
@Icydoll (14440)
• India
20 Mar
Same rule in my house too courage
2 people like this
@Courage7 (5699)
• United States
20 Mar
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
21 Mar
@Courage7 We also have the same thing. All the shoes should be removed before entering the house.
1 person likes this
@ammyluv (625)
• Abuja, Nigeria
20 Mar
Yes! When we were all still together in the house 1. No late nights 2. Wash your dishes immediately after eating No 2 can be so annoying then But these rules has really helped me in life
5 people like this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
21 Mar
@ammyluv I think that is also a good way to discipline the members of the family. I must admit I wash my dishes when eating or staying in another household residents.
2 people like this
@vandana7 (63594)
• India
20 Mar
No...my father is terrible...he keeps the house very dirty, and I am left nursing my BP so I avoid shouting. But I do burn inside..
3 people like this
@AKRao24 (14604)
• India
20 Mar
No problem dear @vandana7, they are kids now and that is their privilege!
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
21 Mar
@vandana7 I can imagine your reaction to this. Sometimes they tend to be childish.
2 people like this
@vandana7 (63594)
• India
21 Mar
@AKRao24 Yeah at 84 ..it is terrible...
1 person likes this
@Corbin5 (102847)
• United States
20 Mar
Well, it is just my husband and myself since our son has his own home now. I do certain jobs in the house and my husband does others. That works for us.
3 people like this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
21 Mar
I think it is nice to share tasks at home. Most of the time, my siblings and I are the ones doing the parents' task. My father passed away three years ago. My mother needs to rest in between. We helped her do whatever she desires in the house.
1 person likes this
@Corbin5 (102847)
• United States
21 Mar
@Shavkat So good to hear that you and your siblings help your mother. What wonderful children your mother has.
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
22 Mar
@Corbin5 Personally speaking, we are lucky to have her and raised us as best she could. Since we are grown-ups, it is about time to give back all her sacrifices to us.
1 person likes this
@JustBhem (31976)
• Davao, Philippines
20 Mar
When I get back here to my parent's house. I was the one who set the rules and wrote it in a cartolina - the rules are who will wash the dishes on Monday until Sunday.
2 people like this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
21 Mar
I am sure they were surprised when you had these rules in the house. They need to adjust for the sudden changes in your house. But then, it is best to make things in order.
1 person likes this
@JustBhem (31976)
• Davao, Philippines
21 Mar
@Shavkat Well, since I am the only daughter mostly they are the one who do chores, even the cooking.
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
21 Mar
@JustBhem In my house, they don't want me to cook.lol I am not going to elaborate it.
1 person likes this
@FourWalls (13294)
• United States
20 Mar
I live by myself, so I haven't set any concrete rules for myself. If I do, I'll break 'em if I want!
2 people like this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
21 Mar
I am jealous.lol You can set rules for yourself and bend them anytime you want.
1 person likes this
@FourWalls (13294)
• United States
21 Mar
@Shavkat -- age has its privileges!
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
21 Mar
@FourWalls I can agree with that. When I was so lazy, the younger sibling will do it. It is another way around the situation. I am bad in that situation.
1 person likes this
@LadyDuck (151828)
• Switzerland
20 Mar
Family rules? We are only my husband and I. I take care of the house.
2 people like this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
21 Mar
There is nothing to worry about setting rules for others. I would be happy if I can have my own place and set rules for myself.
1 person likes this
@LadyDuck (151828)
• Switzerland
21 Mar
@Shavkat My husband and I have no rules. I take care of the house and he takes care of professional matters.
1 person likes this
@Starmaiden (4951)
• Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
20 Mar
I live alone and all my children are grown and out of the nest. I have no rules to follow in my house. Things get done when I feel like doing them. :-)
2 people like this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
21 Mar
By just reading it, I felt so jealous. I wanted to be in such situation. I had experienced it when working in another city before. I can decide when to do something in the house.
1 person likes this
@ridingbet (49743)
• Philippines
20 Mar
our house is laden with posters of reminders, even in our comfort room.
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
21 Mar
I think that is a good idea. It will be guided by anyone who will stay in your house. I hope your sister will not whine about it.
1 person likes this
@ridingbet (49743)
• Philippines
21 Mar
@Shavkat the reminders were for our house helper before, but now, my sister maintained it. it was manang who printed those reminders
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
21 Mar
@ridingbet Oh, I see, Where is manang now?
1 person likes this
@rheicel (7331)
• Philippines
26 Mar
It's actually good to set some rules in the house so everybody would have the sense of responsibility.
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
26 Mar
I agree. It is the training ground for the children to be responsible and independent in the future.
1 person likes this
@rheicel (7331)
• Philippines
26 Mar
@Shavkat Yes, it's best to train children at the very young age so they wouldn't be struggling growing up.
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
27 Mar
@rheicel I totally agree with you. Hopefully, the modern kiddies will be such kids like us during the old days and be a better person.
1 person likes this
@jobelbojel (6899)
• Philippines
21 Mar
Rule is we need to be awake early in the morning! But not anymore since I don't live with my father.
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
21 Mar
I joined you with that. We need to wake up early on weekend to wash the clothes. When I was in high school, I am number one complainer in the house.
1 person likes this
• Philippines
21 Mar
@Shavkat if we don't get up early, my father will go to the room and drag the mat.
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
21 Mar
@jobelbojel My late father is like a broadcaster in the morning. We all have the sermons early in the morning.
1 person likes this
@db20747 (7482)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
22 Mar
That's a very good system. if u fall behind things can get very ugly!! Right now I trying to catch up and start spring cleaning. So much to catch up on?!!
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
22 Mar
I hope there is someone who can help you out, my friend. It will be a general cleaning.
1 person likes this
@db20747 (7482)
• Washington, District Of Columbia
22 Mar
@Shavkat no one to help!!! It's bad!!! Really baaaaaad!!!!
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
22 Mar
@db20747 I am sorry to hear that. We can do it one step at a time.
1 person likes this
@mom210 (6696)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 Mar
The kids have their reguar household chores tht have to be done before fun time. They are always the same.
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
21 Mar
It is also similar to us during our primary or high school days. In addition, we need to finish our homework before playing outside.
1 person likes this
@mom210 (6696)
• Atlanta, Georgia
21 Mar
@Shavkat yes that is a good rule, homework first beofre fun too.
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
22 Mar
@mom210 Unfortunately, some young generations are hard to have such discipline. They are so addicted to modern gadgets nowadays.
1 person likes this
@shshiju (10373)
• Cochin, India
27 Mar
There is no written rules in my home , but there are chores for every person.
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
27 Mar
It is nice that there are some designated chores. A family can work and live happily together.
1 person likes this
@shshiju (10373)
• Cochin, India
27 Mar
@Shavkat Yes ' together we can'
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
27 Mar
• India
26 Mar
My mom want's me to help with cleaning but i don't like doing any cleaning in house lol
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
26 Mar
I hope she will not freak out. Are you the youngest in the family?
1 person likes this
• India
26 Mar
@Shavkat Yeaah
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
26 Mar
1 person likes this
@augusta123 (5379)
22 Mar
No standing rule for now
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
24 Mar
That's good to hear. There are no rules to follow.
24 Mar
@Shavkat not at all
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
24 Mar
1 person likes this
@patgalca (14301)
• Orangeville, Ontario
20 Mar
Now that I think about it, I really didn't have any chores growing up. I have no idea, however, whether there were any before me since my siblings are closer and a lot older than me. Maybe when there were 5 kids in the house there were chores but I think we just had to keep our rooms clean. As for my kids, my husband would never let them do anything even when I insisted. He would just say it was easier for him to do it. Which is weird because when he was growing up his sisters did the household chores while the boys did the outside chores. As my kids got older he still wouldn't let them even mow the lawn... until he was away for an extended period of time and knew someone had to do it. I think it's because of his lack of discipline that my children don't do much around the house.... they're 21 and almost 25.
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
21 Mar
It seems that your husband doesn't want to let his children experience the difficult tasks. Personally, I think he really loves your children and does so-called father's duty in the house. There are some fathers like him and wanted to do for his family. My late father is also the same thing. But, my mom needs to intervene and let us do it for the sake of being independent in the future. She wants us to be responsible whenever we are not at home or staying in another house.
1 person likes this
@patgalca (14301)
• Orangeville, Ontario
21 Mar
@Shavkat Well, I am happy to say my younger daughter is quite capable of running a household as she has been away at university for 4 years sharing a house with 4 other young ladies. She helps out when she is at home. My older daughter, not so much.
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
22 Mar
@patgalca It is nice that you can rely on your daughter. In my family, my youngest brother is so lazy and needs to push in doing household chores.
@iridion9 (6916)
• Philippines
21 Mar
Wow, that's nice a whiteboard with chores list is a nice way and fair way for the family members.
1 person likes this
@Shavkat (59762)
• Philippines
21 Mar
I think it is better to like this. There is no need to put fingers to each other if doing household chores. The old-fashioned way still being practiced.
1 person likes this
@iridion9 (6916)
• Philippines
21 Mar
@Shavkat Can you tell me the complete details how the WHITE BOARD works for chores?
1 person likes this