Here are some of my husband's 'rules'. My husband is allowed to break the rules. I am not.
Never use bathroom fan- it will burn out.
No eating, chewing gum, having breath mints, drinking ice water (water with no ice is okay) in the bedroom
No doing laundry unless it's a full load
Only 2 pillows allowed on my sons bed
Only 1 stuffy in my daughters crib
No more than 2 Tupperware of each size
Thermostat never to be above 69 or below 68.
Must cut banana into little circles- not lengthwise
Must add sauces to food at the end and not near the end
No turning the heat or air up full-blast in the car.
No having soup in a mug - only in a bowl
No baking chicken
No shopping in thrift stores
No downloads on my computer without checking
No watching movies on anything but Netflix
Must cut lawn at least once a week in summer- unless drought
Must pack everything in one bag when travelling
Must not buy kids clothes or shoes a size up
No saving empty plastic bags.
No drinking the final sips of any beverage (only him- 'lets' me do it).
Must check air pressure in tires every time at the gas station.
No leaving anything on the kitchen counter (even things we use frequently like salt).
Must screw lids on tightly and put back in place.
No bibs on my daughter
Always unplug toaster- turning off is insufficient
No laundry or vacuuming when he is home (too noisy), unless it's an emergency (in his opinion)
Must respond immediately to children crying, babbling, shifting- unless it's his turn. In that case, the kids 'need to be independent'.
No cooking something without a recipe.
Sets of furniture belong together in same room- Must not be in different rooms.
Talk to cold callers or people knocking on the door. Must tell them 'take me off your list'.
Must walk immediately from the mailbox to the garbage to throw out fliers- no putting them on the counter- even for a moment.
Must not stick things on the fridge (they will be discarded)- sometimes exemptions will be given for
Children's artwork if advance permission is sought.
Never buy anything without market research to ensure it's the 'best'.
Must not buy 'sale items', since that are 'on sale for a reason'.
Must not use the bright over head light if he is in the room.
Must always try to make a bargain with salespeople. No attempt to bargain is basically throwing money away.
I basically ignore these rules at this stage- but I don't fight about it. I nod to acknowledge him talking- but then just carry on how