R is for Rules #AtoZChallenge

Posted April 21, 2021 in A-Z Challenge / 3 Comments

Life, the Universe, and Everything According to My Five-Year-Old

This month I’m taking part in the Blogging from A-Z Challenge and will be posting every day except Sundays. My readers voted for the theme “Life, the Universe, and Everything According to My Five-Year-Old”. During bedtime discussions and colouring sessions, my daughter will finally be providing the answers to the philosophical problems and unsolved mysteries that have puzzled humanity’s greatest thinkers for centuries.


What rules should we all live by?

Leona already touched on this topic for our Freedom post, but I thought we would revisit it in a little more detail.

Me: Why do we have rules?

L: To protect us.

Me: Great answer. What do you think they protect us from?

L: From the badness.

Me: What rules should everybody follow?

L: Hmm…No grabbing. No pushing. No hitting. Don’t kick your friends. Don’t bite your friends.

Me: Good ideas.

L: [giggling] No slapping the bottom!

Me: That is a very good rule! But how do we know what is right and wrong?

L: I don’t know.

Me: Where do the rules come from, then?

L: From Jiminy Frissle.

Me: Oh, you mean Jiminy Cricket?

L: Yes.

Me: So what’s happens if we break the rules?

L: He sings his song.

Me: What rules does he teach Pinocchio?

L: Don’t listen to strangers.

Child's handwritten list of rules, includeing "no scering" and "no pushing".
“Important rules” by Leona, aged 5.
over to you

Do you think Jiminy Cricket is the originator of morality? Are rules important or are they made to be broken? Let me know in the comments!

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3 responses to “R is for Rules #AtoZChallenge

  1. You are a Gryfindor ?? Cool 🙂 there was a cool ad once on TV for a chips brand … this kid would be sitting on a bench munching on his bag of chips …he keeps telling the man next to him how yummy and crunchy and satisfying it is … the man gets tempted and asks if he could have one…the kid quicks ” my mom says I should not talk to strangers” and runs off ha ha

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