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Parenting Rules : Sasa Rule

Written by on January 31, 2023

Growing up we all had rules to live by that was created to keep us on the straight and narrow. Parents and guardians would have these in place and there would be some form of consequences if one chooses not to follow these rules.

However, there are times that some of these rules could be weird and bordering on disturbing. Here are a few shared by some on an online thread.

A “sock tax”.

Do not leave dirty socks all over the house. Parents got fed up with this. And so, to get dirty socks back, you would have to pay a quarter per sock. Doesn’t seem like a big deal at first, but it adds up when you’re nine years old. Then the Parents for Christmas gave the a big box of my dirty socks and some new ones.

What about this rule? No Harry Potter, because of all the wizards.

I personally cannot understand this one.

When you eat chew your food 50 times before swallowing.

Imagine eating soup.

Not allowed to say I was bored. If I said you say it too often you were made to sit down and do nothing for about an hour.

That sounds harder than it is for sure.

All these rules make me think of me and my cousins growing up. Those that grew up outside of Fiji may not be able to understand the old “Sasa” rule.

Everything starts and ends with the Sasa or the broom. You use it for cleaning the house and the yard which is one the chores most kids get given. If you don’t the “sasa” will also be your punishment – which is never a pleasant experience.

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