1. There are two (2) acceptable combinations of ingredients used to make PB&J sandwiches (there will be no mixing or matching, trading or intermingling, substituting or eliminating) and two (2) ONLY:
- Wheat bread, chunky peanut butter, strawberry jam.
- White bread, creamy peanut butter, grape jelly.
2. Socks should always be worn with tennis shoes, NEVER with sandals. If it's too chilly for your feet, don't wear sandals.
3. My bedroom door stays open all day, including the times I might nap. But before I go to sleep for the night, the door must be shut and latched. This could be easily explained as a noise cancellation measure. But really it's a prevention tactic against THE BAD GUYS. Because my dead-bolted front door didn't stop them, but my painted plywood bedroom door WILL.
4. The back/inside jacket blurb of the second book (or any subsequent books) in a series must not even be GLANCED at until I have finished the one before it. The same goes for previews of shows, if I have not seen the most current episode. And forget about skipping to the last chapter. No. Way.
5. Underwear goes in the top drawer of a dresser. Shirts go in the next drawer, then pants, then pajamas. ALWAYS. In the kitchen, it goes: silverware in the top drawer, gadgets/measuring cups in the next, then plastic baggies/cling-wrap/foil, then dishtowels and wash cloths. This is the way it MUST be.
6. Whatever candy, whether it's M&Ms, Skittles, gummy bears, or anything else that comes in rainbow colors, the red ones must be eaten LAST.
7. The shower must run for at least two minutes before I step in, in order for it to warm properly. I don't care if that's not "eco-friendly," I do NOT like cold water spraying me in the face first thing in the morning. Or any other time of the day, for that matter.
8. Brownies are not brownies if they have nuts in them. They are some kind of unfortunately crunchy and simultaneously gooey chocolate travesty of a dessert. But they are NOT brownies. They must not be CALLED brownies.
9. My headlights must always be on when the car is in motion. The parking brake must always be on when the car is in park. Neither are required by law where I live, so many people do not do this, but I do. Often to the consternation of family members who borrow my car and forget to check the brake (sorry, Mom!).
These are just some of my rules. What are some of yours?
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