Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Strict mum makes son's pals sign contract before they're allowed to sleep over

It's no secret that having someone else's children over to stay at your house can be challenging.

They can behave badly, be noisy and just generally disrupt the routine you have created for your family.

In order to combat this, one mum decided to get it in writing that any of her son's friends had to treat her home with respect and follow her rules.

The unnamed parent drew up a contract which she has guests sign before they're allowed to sleep over - and it's very strict.


A screenshot of the contract was recently shared on Reddit.

The document features four main rules or terms that the pals have to agree to.

The first states that there will be no touching or tickling during the sleepover.

"Touching/tickling of other people will result in immediate physical separation that could remain in place until pick up time. This means we keep our hands to ourselves and off of each other," it reads.

The second point is all about changing into PJs.

"Changing of clothes will be done independently and in private space with the individual not in company of anyone else. This means no nudity in front of anyone else, whatsoever."

The contract continues to say: "Disruptions including excess volume of voice or electronics will result in suspension of such privileges. This means no shouting, interrupting or blasting the TV or iPad.

"Complaining will not be tolerated. Constructive requests are encouraged in a calm, polite tone of voice. This means, you wait to have my attention and acknowledgement before you start speaking to me."

The document adds: "I have read and understand the rules and conditions of having a play date at Ms. [name removed]'s house and I agree to show respect at all times.

"If my behaviour reaches and maintains standards then a fun time will be had and brunch will occur together the following day. If my behaviour falls below standards then future play dates or sleep overs might not occur again without serious consideration and stipulation."

People on Reddit were shocked by the contract and shared their thoughts in the comments below.
One person proclaimed: "This is completely insane."

Another said: "Makes me feel grateful my mom was never this controlling."

A third added: "It must suck to be this woman's kid."




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