Signs posted in the Common Household in the past few months
Shoe Management Dept.
Please take all your shoes to your bedroom
and keep them there until further notice.
This concerns the sight which greets people at our front door - an unsightly pile of shoes. Even after the children claimed they had complied with this request, there still were shoes left behind which did not belong to me or my husband.
Parents Going Away Dept.
To Do Daily
While We are away
- bring in newspaper
- feed fish
- do dishes
- throw away your trash
To Do as needed
- mow lawn
- put out trash bins on Tues night.
The above was for the two older children, while the rest of us went to NYC. It astonishes me that I have to tell them explicitly to do their dishes and throw out their own trash. I mean, legally they are adults. But I suppose I was the same way at their age.
To do while we are away
- feed fish
- do the dishes
- eat leftovers
- clean table and floor in kitchen and DR
- bring in newspaper and mail
- go to band camp
- do not let flies in the house
- for God's sake, weed whacking
and added by my husband:
- trim bushes
- do weed whacking
- clean gutters
- feed Sister
- return yours and Sister's library books to the library (Library Name)
If You Eat This, I'll Throttle You Dept
This is for Marching Band!
If you drink this, and you are
not in Marching Band, you will
incur the wrath of the Band Director
AND Mom. Double whammy.
This was an effective message. The Pepsi was intact on the day it was supposed to be delivered. And then I forgot to deliver it. In my defense, there were extenuating circumstances.
Do you post signs around your home? Does anybody read them?