First off, no schools or jobs would begin before 10 am. I understand the need to fit a day's activities in, but really, 8:00? That's just cruel, especially for the poor parents who have to get their charges up and out at that ungodly hour.
Next, each house would be supplied with its own fancy-shmancy espresso service - ON TAP. Why have to spend thousands on a machine that takes up half your counter, or be stuck with plain old drip just because it's cheaper, or worse, have to support a big corporation just to get your morning joe? Better to just turn on the tap. Oh, and of course the tap next to it would have frothed milk. Can't have one without the other after all. No decaf though. If you're drinking decaf you don't really need it that badly after all, do you dear?
Ok, moving rapidly along. Giant whirlpool baths in every home. Even those (like mine, ahem) with no bathroom big enough to install one. Why, you ask? Simple. The kids would stop fighting bathtime, and better yet they wouldn't need a whole tub full of toys, leaving the tub clean and inviting for the adults to use later without having to shovel out 80 billion small floating toys.
Next - all clothes must be comfortable. No more fabrics that don't breathe, no more binding waistbands, never ever any tight necks, just lots of swingy easy clothing that looks great but is still fun to wear.
That's probably enough for my first day, but I'll throw out one last proclamation: from this day forward, chocolate is diet food. No calories, no guilt.
Look here to see how other kings and queens plan to spend their first days in charge.
And while I'm here, I'd like to thank Shalee from Shalee's Diner, this month's guest judge, for awarding me an honorable mention in Scribbit's October Write-Away contest for The Nut of the Month Club. I had fun writing it and the recognition is lovely.