Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Commandments 11-15 For Boys

I've always been a fan of Mel Brooks films such as Space Balls and, of course, History of the World Part 1.

One of my favorite scenes in HOTWP1 is when Moses brings down three stone tablets and says something to the effect of "The Lord thy God has brought thee these 15 (drops one), I mean 10 commandments."

I've often pondered about that third tablet and its contents.

Okay, so I haven't pondered it THAT much.

But I can't help but think that those extra 5 commandments would've been very helpful for our boys and their bathroom behavior.

I'd guess they'd read something like this:

11. Thou shalt always lift BOTH lids before going potty.

12. Thou shalt WIPE thyself (BEFORE asking for help wiping) and FLUSH after going potty.

13. Thou shalt close BOTH lids after finishing going potty.

14. Thou shalt WASH THY HANDS after wiping and flushing.

15. Thou shalt clean up any dribbles on or around the potty with a disinfectant wipe.

And in case there's room to squeeze in one more:

16. Thou shalt leave the bathroom door closed when thy mother is going potty.

But until that tablet is restored, with 3 boys ages 6, 3, and 1, let's just say "We all live in a YELLOW submarine."

And Mom-E and Dad-E do a lot of nagging.

Have a good week,
See you on Fatherhood Friday,


  1. LOL! Good Luck with those....grown men can't even get those straight. Rosi

  2. I think I will take your six commandments and post them on the bathroom wall of everyone I know who has boys/men in the family. I mean I liked them!

  3. My favorite is commandment #16 ... that is an important one! :)