RE: Kids Rules
From: Casey Morrigan (
Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 10:01:57 -0700 (PDT)
Then there are the adults who constantly forget exactly what it was we agreed 
to do, and how to do it.  We need reminding too.

Casey M.
Two Acre Wood
Sebastopol, California

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sharon Villines [mailto:sharon [at]]
> Sent: Thursday, June 17, 2004 7:00 PM
> To: cohousing-l [at]
> Subject: [C-L]_ Kids Rules
> A while back I mentioned my fears that a child would throw a ball up 
> and dent our acoustical panels. Liz pointed out that we should have 
> rules about that. We do but an interesting thing happened recently.
> When older children are adopted into the community, you have 
> to restart 
> the rules. Suddenly the new boy who didn't know the rules started 
> throwing the ball around and all the boys who knew the rules 
> perfectly 
> well, suddenly forgot them. I think, in fact, that they actually had 
> forgotten it was a rule. They experienced it as a whole new concept.
> Since we are looking forward to two more adoptions of older 
> children we 
> will have the same experience. As well as having to make new 
> rules for 
> 3-4 year olds since we haven't had that age  group before.
> Sharon
> -----
> Sharon Villines
> Takoma Village Cohousing, Washington DC
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