The trouble is, I'm stubborn and it's a family trait..my mother is, my grandmother was. Jem is as stubborn as me. Izzy is a combo of us both, and boy have we passed it on.
Olly is also quite stubborn..heh. "Bedtime now.". "Na.". "Now, chap..look, everyone else is asleep. Time to get your noggin down.".."na! *raspberry*".
"Go to sleep, you little bu**er, or I'll have your nose and give to to the cat."...that usually does it, with a lot of giggling. For now.
I've had some people tell me off and call me an awful parent (supermarkets in particular are good for this):
"Isabel, if you don't stop arsing about RIGHT NOW, I shall tie you to the roof rack."
"You want what? That? Hell no. No, don't strop. NO. Look, I found something you can have. It's a large bowl of STFU."
"If you don't stand still, I'll nail your feet to the floor, my girl."
"Really? I'm a stinky arse am I? Well you..you are..a furry cat bottom. Oh yes you are."
One from yesterday that made my mum gasp.."No, Oliver..we don't hit people with toy cars...we use baseball bats. MUCH more effective!" (as if at 18m he has any clue about what I just said FFS!)
People just don't get my sense of humour..my kids do. As does my missus. I had a woman tell me off in front of them - "you are a HORRIBLE person, and I should report you". I looked at Izz and Olly, and said "And that kids, is what we call a grumpy old bat. Some people have no sense of humour."
I'm looking forward to Oll starting Nursery next month - he's got his mother's favourite curse down to a tee. If he drops something, or we do, all you hear is "Oh, t1ts."
I think @Sirbendy has this parenting gig nailed - I'm going to remember this for my future...
If only I could use that at work without getting fired...
Originally Posted by Sirbendy
That's just the thing, out in the street if people don't know you and they hear something like @Sirbendy says then people do think the worst.
I have a similar sense of humour by the sounds of it and when I was looking after my niece and nephew, I took them out to the park. A passer by didn't hear all of my conversation with them both and only caught the end of it and started having a go at me.
I have a straightforward approach with my kids, and hope they grow up with one too. I'm not as direct as my missus, but it's close sometimes..heh.
"Mummy, why is that man talking on a telephone and driving?"
"Because he's a willyhead.".
Van pulls up ahead, man gets out to go into a shop. Daughter looks at the man - "You're being a willyhead. You DON'T use a telephone and drive, that's silly."
Why do people feel the need in interfere in other people's lives?
Originally Posted by hardtailstar
I remember the guy who told his kids that every time the little red light came on it showed that Santa was looking and checking they were being good
you know - the little red light on the burglar alarm detector
Awesome - evil - but also awesome
@Sirbendy - You have my utmost respect. I SO want to meet your kids. You know they're gonna grow up with their heads screwed on the right way. :rockon:
Tiny man (18m) made me chuckle over breakfast this AM.
"Oll, what noise does a sheep make?"
"What about a Cow?"
"Hmm. Moo, not boo..but not bad."
"What noise do..guinea pigs make?"
"Spot on. What noise does mummy make?"
*spat milk across the worksurface, while the missus creased.*
He's got her down to a tee.
I've seen this meme a few times and I always get a bit teary at the thoughtful Halloween dad. The WiFi password thing is genius - I'll defo be using this. I fully expect to see myself turn up on one of these memes at some point in the future when someone takes a picture of myself and the future sproglets doing our food shopping in princess costumes...
Is that you in a princess costume [as well as the kids] or just the kids [with you there as well]?
Originally Posted by AMLightfoot