Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Thursday Thirteen #7

I've been a dorm mommy for 2 1/2 years now, and there are a few things I've learned about teenage boys. Here's a small sample of some of the rules I should've made, but didn't until it was too late. Every single one of these things have happened. (Some of them more than once)

Thirteen Rules We Should Have Made

1….No Tarantulas/snakes in the dorm.
2. No dead/live animals of any kind in the dorm (Except the boys)
3. The idea of a trash bag is to line a trash can. Use it!
4. You may not microwave cds.
5. The kitchen is not a skating rink. Leave the soap for the dishes.
6. You may not box/fight anyone who has not been awake for more than one minute.
7. I don't care where you found it, if it's not yours, don't eat it/play with it/read it/videotape it.
8. Smoking cinnamon sticks does not look cool. It looks (and smells) stupid.
9. If you need to take medicine, take ONLY the recommended dosage.
10. I don't care if I'm your dorm Mommy, I did not give birth to you and I don't want to see you running around in your skivvys. Go put some pants on!
11. You may not light fire to ANYTHING!!! (Including the clothes you're wearing!)
12. You may not microwave bugs!
13. Spray cologne is not the same thing as air freshener. The next person who empties a can of Axe into a room will have to die. End of story.

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Eshtemoa said...

Hey, these sound like the same rules I have for my second-graders!!! You mean, they don't get better?

Qtpies7 said...

LOL I need some of those rules here!
Here's one of our favorites "If it isn't fun for everyone, it isn't fun for anyone." That would cover the beating up, lol.

crissybug said... is funny...kinda reminds me of the warning labels on things. They are only there because somebody tried them. can change the date of when you post something by clicking on the "post options" when you are composing. So even though you posted this on Tuesday you can have the date read Thursday and it will be show up first. I hope that makes sense.

Carrie! :o) said...

ROTFL! Smoking cinnamon sticks?! That's a first! Too funny!!!

Di said...

I've been spending a lot of time caring for my friend's 8 year old twins while her 11 year old has been in the hospital. I have learned that when they are in the backseat and I hear a ruckus begin, I have to say, "Keep your hands, feet and voices to yourself!" Because if you just say "hands", they will immediately start kicking!

Babystepper said...

Thanks crissybug! I fixed it!

Miranda said...

:O what do you mean kitchens arent for skating? lol

Great list!
Happy TT!

Raggedy said...

ROFL. What a list!
Terrific Thursday Thirteen!
My TT is posted.
Have a wonderful day!
Happy TT'ing!
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Nathalie said...

Microwave bugs? Ieuw!
It seems that you have quite a job keeping your home safe this way :)
Thanks for stopping by my TT

Uisce said...

OMG, those all happened! yikes! happy TT, mine's up!

el-e-e said...

LOL!! Those are funny! AXE. Gross.

busy91 said...

You mean I can only take 2 advil instead of 4?? LOL! Cute list. Happy TT! I should show some of these to my daughter.

Tendrils said...

I need these in my 8th grade classroom!!!!!! Thanks for making me laugh this morning! Happy TT!

Laura said...

lol i have teenage girls and yet these rules would apply very well for them too.
thanks for visiting my tt this week.

JAM said...

I'm right there with ya on the tarantula thing. I'm not a fan of spiders and big ones that are also hairy... No way!

What is it about guys and sweat and cologne? I guess I'm a little feminine in that area. I've taken two showers a day on many days of my life, even as a teen. You can smell a sweaty teenage boy with a cologne overlay 10 feet away. Blech!

Cool list!

Cat said...

Hahahaha!!! Great list! I've microwaved so many cd's in the microwave. All of those AOL cd's that we'd get in the mail... into the microwave they went!!

Happy TT!!

The Rock Chick said...

Oh my...sounds like your days are handfuls!! What is it with boys and entire cans of Axe? My son sprays so much of that stuff you could gag. Kind of reminds me of that Giorgio perfume when I was back in high school! Good luck with all that :)


L^2 said...

LOL! Some of these rules would have applied very well to the all-girls dorm I lived in one year during college. Great list.
Thanks for stopping by mine.
Happy TT! :-)

she said...


It's always the true stuff that makes us laugh the hardest. Too bad you had to live through these items before you knew you had to make the "rules".

Mercy's Maid said...

What a list! I bet your life is full of fun and adventure. Why would someone microwave a CD?

Happy T13!

DK said...

Oh my gosh, these are great! Trouble is, for every rule you make, they'll come up with some supremely stupid stunt the very next day that will require a NEW rule! My best friend was a dorm mom for several years - Girls - that's a whole other can of worms. Best of luck and happy TTing... and thanks for stopping by my blog today!
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Skittles said...

hahaaa.. great rules! I especially liked #7 :)

Cheryl said...

Guys these days!

I did scream when I discovered the ferret. I was jumping up and down ;)

Barbara said...

Wow! Wouldn't want to be a Dorm Mom! I love #10!

Check out my TT.

Pam said...

Great TT! Thanks for making my boy seem more normal! I love all the rules you have. Thanks for stopping by my TT

scribbit said...

Well it's good training for being the mom of teenagers :)

Dangerously Simple said...

OMG ROFL!!! What a Riot!!

I have to ask... What happens when you microwave a CD? LOL!!!

Seems like ya have a lot of probs with the microwave LOL!!

Happy T13, and thanks for the read!!