It’s funny how you can twist and turn and wind around this great big thing called the internet. A few days ago instance, I received an e-mail notification of a new follower on Twitter. I didn’t recognize the name, so I followed the link to her blog to see who it was. As I scanned through the posts, I discovered a post about the Rule of Six. It looked like an interesting concept, so I kept following link after link until I finally got to the original source.
The concept seems to be discussed mostly on homeschooling sites, but it got me to thinking about how I might incorporate it into my own family life. Basically, the Rule of Six is a list of things that you feel should be part of your child’s life on a daily basis. It can be something as simple as “read a book” or something a little more meaningful such as “spend time in prayer”. It can be anything as long as it is important to you and your family. Oh, and it doesn’t necessarily have to be six things. Your list can be as long or as short as you like.
I’ve done a lot of thinking on this and would like to share my own Rule of Five (Yes, five. The number suited me better than six.). I have kept it pretty general because the way these things are expressed can change greatly. I think we do most of these things on a daily basis already, but I hope that formalizing it a little more will help me on days when I’m feeling a little lazy.
I’m sure as time goes on and my children get older that some items on the list may change, but for now these are the things I want to focus on. If you decide to join in and make your own list, please let me know so I can check it out. You might also want to add it to the Rule of Six blog carnival going on here.
Here’s my list: