In school, I remember how teachers used to tell us that there were always exceptions to the rules. Even at home, Dad would tell me the same thing. Problem was, when I chose to disobey and break the rules (therefore making an exception) it was not taken so lightly. But I digress.
Late Night Dinner
A few nights ago, Master Yaddle and I arrived late to pick up our kids. By the time we got home, it was already sleeping time for them. We were awfully tired and hungry. Instead of helping them put on their pajamas and washing their teeth, we chose to grab a bite. When they saw we were eating, the both wanted to eat as well.
We looked at each other and said, “What tha’ heck”. I cooked them their fourth meal of the day. They quickly ate their food and we were astonished. Afterwards, I concocted a delicious Hot cup of cocoa for all of us. While we sipped on our cups, jokes flew around our household and we played around. We opted to be silly when our usual selves would’ve sent them straight to their beds. That was our exception.
A Night to Remember
When we finally ended playtime, they were exhausted (of course, so where we!) and fell asleep almost instantly, leaving Master Yaddle and I with a huge sense of peace and very nice smiles on our faces. Although we cannot do this every night, breaking the rules… OUR rules made the night an amazing one. A night we’ll talk about for a long time.
On the downside, the very next morning had an awful start. Complete with grumpy moods and sleepy eyes. But at least we were happy to have had a very special night before.
Taking a lesson and applying it elsewhere
So, my spanish teacher was right. There’s always an exception to the rule. And like my art professor in College used to say, “you must learn the rules to know how to break them. And when you decide to break them be sure to do it to improve upon what the rules were set out to accomplish”. Professor McKinnon nailed it there. And, hey!, no one yelled or punished me for having my way this time! Win.
How about you, have you ever broken any of your own rules and did not regret it afterwards? Can you tell us without stepping into some trouble? Then, DO TELL!
Raul Colon says
I guess people get so caught up when it comes to following the rules they forget the essence of why they where created for.