Is it too much to ask that my kids keep to a few minimum standards around the house?
Is it too much to ask that they feed the animals THEY wanted?
Is it too much to ask that they try to keep their fighting to a minimum when I'm sleeping... after working all night?
Is it too much to ask for them to do their homework?
Is it too much to expect they speak to their mother and me in a reasonably respectful manner?
When do I get my life back?
I promise... I promise... when they have their own places, they can sit on the sofa as long as they want and I won't care a hoot. They can spend three consecutive hours in front of the computer and I won't say a word. They can join any club, team or group and cruise through it at their leisure and I won't raise an eyebrow.
... and I will respect their rules in their homes. I promise... I promise... I promise.... But for now, this is the house my wife and I bought.
Is it too much to expect that our rules might govern?