I don't have a ton of rules. Because I'm a rule breaker myself so the rules that we do have have to be kept. Some of our rules include: Don't hurt with your body or your words. Don't pee on the floor or on each other. I don't repair intentionally broken toys. I will meet you where you are developmentally, just don't throw yourself into the new flat screen TV.
Another is that I really want the bedding to remain in the bedrooms. We have enough extra blankets and pillows to use for living room snuggles and I just don't want graham cracker crumbs and apple juice spittle all over the comforter that I bury my face into at night. Or butts. I don't want butts and dirty feet on my clean blanket. Because the sweet lawd knows my kids can't stay clothed.
But sometimes your baby boy has a long day. And you know he needs some comfort and quick. It's hard to be 3 1/2 when the emotions take over. Sometimes what you really need to make life ok, is a mountain bed. And you can't make a mountain bed without getting every single blanket and pillow and bean bag chair in the house. You need it all. You need everything. All of it.
And who am I to say no to a mountain bed?