If 5 year olds ruled the world...
There would be no baths, unless they could be taken in mud puddles. There would, however, be a lot of playing in sinks.
Protein and vegetables would be eliminated from the food pyramid (unless they were fried.) They would be replaced by ice cream, carbs and candy.
There would be a lot of questions asked--and answers to questions would be extremely creative and definitive.
People would always say exactly what they were thinking, unless they couldn't find the right words...then they would cry or throw something.
Fingernails and toenails would never be trimmed.
Each person would have their own private audience whose sole purpose in life would be to "Watch This!!!" and applaud loudly.
Lovies would be allowed to sit at the dinner table.
Clothing would never match.
There would be far less attention paid to safety--and a lot more tackling.
Life would be a lot more straightforward and silly.
There would be no naps or bedtimes. People would play until they dropped.
Giggles would likely prevail at first, but ultimately, it would turn to chaos.
I worry sometimes that I am 'nitpicking' my children too much. Sometimes I do. The truth is, however, that children need guidance. Adults need guidance. Rules and order can provide a rich framework for life. But I must be committed to avoiding rules for the sake of rules--or imposing guidelines that are self serving or based simply on my preferences. I want to model authority that is based in love. I want to parent the way God parents. I cannot do that without Him.