Category Archives: rules

I Don’t Like Pants

In case you didn’t know, I don’t like pants. If you do know, then this post comes as no surprise.

In fact, if you have ever even met me, you would know this about me as I make it a point to announce my disdain for the clothing item from the beginning. “Hi, I’m Christene. I don’t like pants. How are you?” Just like that.

It is then no wonder that my children have also caught on to this. Unfortunately they are not fully immersed in this whole socialization thing, so they don’t quite understand that even though we don’t like pants, we still kind of have to wear them. Especially in public.

My daughter is *still* not potty trained. At this point I am just waiting for society to shame her into it, because I have clearly gone wrong somewhere. She knows how to use the potty, has done so in the past, but for whatever reason absolutely refuses to do it on a regular basis. So I took away her diapers, put her in regular underwear, and hope the discomfort helps her figure it out.

The only thing she has figured out is how to change herself. But not all the way. She will remove her soiled clothes, clean herself off, put on new underwear, but no pants. Ever. I asked, and she shrugged, replying something along the lines of “why bother?”

Despite the fact that I am notorious for not wearing pants around the house, I think I am going to have to implement a new pants rule, and actually follow it myself. No one within the parameters of my home can remove their pants for prolonged periods of time. There. Done. Pants wearing shall commence. And pantlessness shall be punished with time-outs and solitary confinement.

So basically, as soon as I get home tonight, I am going straight to my room.

The Three Day Rule Of Dating

I also write for another blog, and one of the contributors there, Adam, wrote a great article on the 3 day rule. In response to his article, I am writing from the female perspective.
Granted I have not been on a date in years (I am married), I have at one point dated, and remember what it was like. With that, I have to agree with Adam, the three day rule is a bunch of hooha.
Why? Because it makes no sense. As a woman, if I went on a date with a man, had a great time, and then did not hear from him, by the next day I would already be assuming he must have felt differently. If he called me three days later, at best I would assume he was only a little into me, and frankly, I am not going to waste my time with a man who is only a little into me.
When I was dating I wanted a man to want me. I wanted to feel special. I wanted to be with someone who appreciated me, and made sure I knew it. I love board games, not dating games. You want to be with me, call me. If a man didn’t call, I can assure you another one did, and chances are I was spending my Saturday evening with him.
This goes for women too. No, I wasn’t dating women. But I constantly see women trying to play hard to get. Stop. It is women like you who mess with guys’ heads and make them think they have to wait a certain amount of time to call, text, or whatever. No one benefits.
Bottom line, if you don’t call, the other person is probably going to assume you are not on the same page. If you had a great time, just call. Or you may have lost a great chance.
What is your take on it?