Making and enforcing rules that the little'ns understand can be difficult, but sometimes there is more to consider. We had Grandpa for 15 years... We had to establish rules that he understood. Since he had been a preacher, he understood Jesus's TWO commandments.
Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." Matthew 22:36-40
If you sleep on it, make it up.
If you wear it, hang it up.
If you drop it, pick it up.
If you dirty it, wash it.
If you open it, close it.
If you turn it on, turn it off.
If it rings, answer it.
If it howls, feed it.
If it cries, love it.
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After my Coffee! Opens at 11 am CST on Thursdays. I've tried to make the Rules simple: