There are only 3 rules to remember when caring for gremlins:
1. Keep them away from light.
2. Don't get them wet.
3. Don't feed them after midnight.
Seems simple enough, huh? If you've seen the movie, you know they fail......miserably. It used to drive me crazy that they were unable to follow such simple, straight-forward rules but I'm realizing some of the simplest things are much more difficult than they appear.
At the moment, I have one major guideline under which I'm trying to operate:
Don't screw this up.
Apparently, I'm doing a horrible job. There's certainly a learning curve and thankfully I'm good with apologies and can most times get myself back on track. But, to be on the safe side, I might watch Gremlins this weekend to refresh my memory on emergency damage control. It certainly can't hurt.