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Re: children

Post: #127592 Thomzo
Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:34 pm

Annpan wrote:35. 'forcing' you to play with the dolls house, rather than doing the housework :mrgreen:



(Coughs quietly) I don't actually need a child to do that!
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Post: #127604 Annpan
Fri Oct 10, 2008 10:43 pm

Thomzo wrote:
Annpan wrote:35. 'forcing' you to play with the dolls house, rather than doing the housework :mrgreen:



(Coughs quietly) I don't actually need a child to do that!


Ahaa, but do your dolls house games revolve around the 'wee boy' ringing the door bell (imaginary door, and doorbell) and 'wee daddy' has to answer... going up and down the stairs a ridiculous amount. Then again, and again, and again... it always has to be 'wee boy' (controlled by E) and 'wee daddy' (controlled by me)
And you must ensure that you sing 'dee, dee-dee, dee-dee, dee-dee, dee-dee' whenever any small figure is 'walking'

My niece has a grown up style dolls house which is gorgeous and when we visited E made sure that all the figures had their teeth brushed a hundred times each (including cats and dogs)


Toddler play is so very different to normal play, and possibly very telling...

36. Testing your amateur child psychology theorem.
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Post: #146241 normangnome
Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:44 pm

Seeing life through a child's eyes puts the world in a completely differant light. I work a 42 hour week with 3-5yr olds and they make every day special.

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Post: #146276 Millymollymandy
Thu Mar 12, 2009 7:36 am

Annpan wrote:
Thomzo wrote:
Annpan wrote:35. 'forcing' you to play with the dolls house, rather than doing the housework :mrgreen:



(Coughs quietly) I don't actually need a child to do that!


Ahaa, but do your dolls house games revolve around the 'wee boy' ringing the door bell (imaginary door, and doorbell) and 'wee daddy' has to answer... going up and down the stairs a ridiculous amount. Then again, and again, and again... it always has to be 'wee boy' (controlled by E) and 'wee daddy' (controlled by me)
And you must ensure that you sing 'dee, dee-dee, dee-dee, dee-dee, dee-dee' whenever any small figure is 'walking'

My niece has a grown up style dolls house which is gorgeous and when we visited E made sure that all the figures had their teeth brushed a hundred times each (including cats and dogs)


Toddler play is so very different to normal play, and possibly very telling...

36. Testing your amateur child psychology theorem.



Aaarrrrggggghhhhhhh, see this is why kids and I don't get along. Maybe cos I'm a Gemini and have a short attention span/high (or is it low? :scratch: ) boredom threshold, but those repetitive games that little kids want to play........ :banghead: aaarrrrrgggggghhhhhhhh!!! :mrgreen:
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Re: children

Post: #146328 happy place
Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:35 am

37. forcing you to take time



everything takes so long when 3year old twins are involved and if you try to rush them they stop and watch the speck of something like it is the most intereasting thing in the world
or stump you with logic ie in rush to get home from school daughter just standing looking at ground ask what are you doing(bit snappy as running late as usual) reply i'm looking after the snails house until he comes home!!!(she was looking at empty snail shell how do you explain that the snail aint coming back )
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Post: #146544 MuddyWitch
Fri Mar 13, 2009 3:28 pm

how do you explain that the snail aint coming back


Either

A) He's moved into a posher/better place

or

B) He's been re-possessed!

Depends on the age/sarcasm levels of the child :wink:

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Post: #146850 sleepyowl
Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:30 pm

lying down infront on a door, instant draft excluder
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Post: #146878 thesunflowergal
Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:50 pm

MuddyWitch wrote:
how do you explain that the snail aint coming back


Either

A) He's moved into a posher/better place

or

B) He's been re-possessed!

Depends on the age/sarcasm levels of the child :wink:

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Re: children

Post: #148341 Russian Doll
Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:21 pm

knowing that if you have a bad day with them they will wake up in the morning and give you a clean slate..unlike men

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Post: #148352 Odsox
Thu Mar 26, 2009 8:19 pm

And then they grow up ................. and produce grandchildren, which are even better cos when you get fed up with them, you can send them home. :cheers:
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Re: children

Post: #157478 terry
Wed Jun 17, 2009 7:33 am

telling mom preacher or other person youd been hiding it from that they caught you snitching a smoke and then tried bribing them with a Coke and a candy bar

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Re: children

Post: #158064 Thomzo
Sat Jun 20, 2009 7:41 pm

My next door neighbours' eldest son came round the other day and cut my hedge down for me. So there's another use for someone else's kids.

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Post: #158071 rockchick
Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:16 pm

they are an excellent excuse for being late. of course, 9 times out of 10 they are the actual reason you are late, which is why they are such a plausible excuse when its entirely your own faulty you couldn't be bothered to set the alarm!

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Re: children

Post: #158136 shell
Sun Jun 21, 2009 10:21 am

getting rid of long staying visitors :shock: my triplets always ask"why do you visit us"or why did you come?"
i could cringe but no matter how many times i tell them its rude to say that they still do it,and i really dont mind but obviously my kids do! :3some:

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Re: children

Post: #158351 sleepyowl
Tue Jun 23, 2009 9:24 am

opening child proof bottles

finding things that you have mislaid that children aren't supposed to play with
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