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The 10 HamFam Commandments

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine…It’s the 10 HamFam Commandments

“Number One – The Challenge, Demand Satisfaction”

I will not apologize for the amount of Hamilton overshare that will be bursting from our house and spewing out online from our extreme excitement over the release of Hamilton on Disney+. There is no way we could genuinely contain our enthusiasm for the next five long days as we wait for it to be Hamilton Day!!! I am not going to sit here and try to pretend like I will have any self-control or “chill” as the kids say over this epic event. If you know me, you know this is true. If you do not know me, you should learn about this now, so let’s just get it out in the open. 


How do I adequately explain my love of Hamilton? Ok, have you ever seen the movie Fever Pitch with Jimmy Fallon and Drew Barrymore? The one where Fallon plays a guy who is OBSESSED with the Red Sox? His love of baseball and all things Red Sox related is nothing compared to my love of Hamilton. 

“Number Two – If They Don’t, Grab a Friend, That’s Your Second”

Thankfully, my family is very understanding and supportive, and love Hamilton (almost) as much as I do. So they second our week-long celebration.

“Number Three – Have Your Seconds Meet Face to Face”

Negotiations will begin by deciding who will play which roles in our living room production. This is never an easy conversation. For starters, both Gamer Boy and I like to play Hamilton. I typically allow him to take the lead (until he butchers a lyric.) 

“Number Four – If They Don’t Reach a Peace, That’s Alright, Time to Get Some Pistols and a Doctor on Site. 

You Pay Him in Advance, You Treat Him with Civility.You Have Him Turn Around so He Can Have Deniability”

Please note, no children are actually harmed during our casting debates. We keep it as civil as possible, and when all else fails, we all just sing along to the entire soundtrack. 

“Number Five – Duel Before the Sun is in the Sky”

We sing day and night, inside the house or outside the house. Some of us have even been known to sing in our sleep. We speak fluent Hamilton and drop Hamilton quotes every chance we get. 

“Number Six – Leave a Note for Your Next of Kin”

All of our lessons for the week will revolve around Hamilton. 

Would like to have some Hamilton themed lessons for your Hamily? Here are some lesson plans, books, and activities I discovered:




“Number Seven – Confess Your Sins”

Ready for the moment of adrenaline when you finally see that it’s almost time for Disney+ to activate the play button because the show is about to become available!

Ready for the moment of adrenaline when you finally see that it’s almost time for Disney+ to activate the play button because the show is about to become available!

“Number Eight – Your Last Chance to Negotiate”

Send in your seconds to get last-minute snacks, bathroom runs, and anything else they need to do before announcing “5 minutes till places!”

“Thank you, Five!”

Okay, so we’re doin’ this…

“Number nine – Look ’em in the Eye, Aim No Higher

Summon all the courage you require

Then count

One two three four

Five six seven eight nine


Ten paces


up the projector!!!


It’s Time to Enjoy King George’s Show!!!


Until next time,


Favorite #HAM4HAM Performances

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