Change up the rules of your day by laying down a few fun laws. Have each member of the family contribute 1 or 2 laws and then take turns enforcing them. For added bonus, make a list and post it in a prominent place (like the fridge) for all to see.
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1. The Rule of Fun
If at any time, any person is not having fun at their appointed task or role, all others in the vicinity need to stop and come to the aid of the not-having-funner. A joke must be told in order to create laughter. This must be repeated until each person is laughing in tandem. Here are a few cheesy jokes to help you out.
2. Eat Your Veggies
Any persons who have finished the vegetables on their plate in entirety may choose one all-in, after-meal activity. If more than one person finishes their veg, each person will take turns, starting with the first person done. All persons at table must participate in the after-meal activity and said activity should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete.
3. Dance ‘Til Yawn
During the course of the day each member of the household can randomly declare it dance time, crank the music, and require all members of the household to dance until the song is over.
4. Backward Behavior
At a time unknown to the younger members of the household, parent or guardian or appointed “adult” should leave the room and come back with one or more items of clothing on backward. Anyone who notices gets a thumbs up and a wink.
5. Every Rose Has Its Thorn
At dinnertime each member of the family shares their favorite happy moment of the day (the rose) and their least favorite moment (the thorn). No action is required, but discussion is encouraged. Parents are allowed to enact The Rule of Fun if an argument ensues.
What kinds of laws do you have in your house?