To be angry at DS for clegging me?

(43 Posts)

Yesterday I allowed DS to take his supper upstairs as a particularly gruesome session of COD was in progress. Half an hour later I asked him to bring down his dishes as I was washing up. he told me not to bother, he'd do his himself.

Imagine my surprise when I discovered tonight that not only had he failed to do this, but had added his dirty dishes to a secret pile under his bed. He had no intention of doing them!

So AIBU to feel clegged, or should I be praising him and pushing him towards a career in politics?

So confused, please help!wink

Come on this is a real moral dilemma!

MumNWLondon Thu 25-Nov-10 20:44:15

how old???

GregoryPeck Thu 25-Nov-10 20:44:46

What is clegging?

GregoryPeck Thu 25-Nov-10 20:45:17

'imagine my surprise'

Surely not.

LynetteScavo Thu 25-Nov-10 20:45:28

You have been well and truly clegged.

you must put a stop to this behaviour immediately...before all young people think it's acceptable, and the country goes to the dogs.

Oh look, it already has!

yabu, how did you not notice a big pile of dishes was missing?

Nearly 14

Clegging is when you promise that you will do something and then do the complete opposite.

BitOfFun Thu 25-Nov-10 20:46:16

You've had a total clegging there. Family counselling?

Lynette, that is my worry!

usualsuspect Thu 25-Nov-10 20:47:22

Yep, you have been clegged for sure

Where can I send him for de-clegging, therapy? Or should I just accept it and bid him join the young Liberal Democrats?

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Thu 25-Nov-10 20:52:00

You have been well and truly clegged (I like this - how long til it catches on nationally, do you reckon?).

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Thu 25-Nov-10 20:52:31

Do you reckon it could even end up in the OED?

CerealOffender Thu 25-Nov-10 20:52:39

is he at a minor public school?

MerryMarigold Thu 25-Nov-10 20:52:45

I love the expression 'clegging'! I will be using from now on.

Tell him that even politicians are not allowed to lie to their own mothers.

No, local comp Cereal, should I be considering sixth form at Duller Academy?

Merry, I think that many politicians would not be averse to selling their mothers, never mind lying to them.

madamimadam Thu 25-Nov-10 21:01:39

There's nothing for it, OP.

You must call social services in forthwith to deal with him. Clegging is a blight on society.

A blight, I tell you.

SS it is, then. Let the de-clegging commence!

madamimadam Thu 25-Nov-10 21:15:10

Thereisalight, there's every chance:

www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=126668337344338

and

www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=clegg

(There's an MN working party refining the exact definition and etymology, obv.)

Katie, you mustn't blame yourself. It's for the best.

thereisalightanditnevergoesout Thu 25-Nov-10 21:17:53

Oh that's great - though I don't know if I agree with the traitor meaning - I mean that's a bit forceful - the definition has to be much more wishy-washy than that, I feel.

Well you can do an Obama right back at him. Stand in the middle of the house yelling at everyone indiscriminately until things are fixed.

SpeedyGonzalez Thu 25-Nov-10 21:20:18

Sorry, I'm really out of politics at the mo but love this new verb. What was it that Clegg did? Is this about student fees?

SirBoobAlot Thu 25-Nov-10 21:21:13

You've been utterly Clegged.

Where might I find this working party madamimadam?

As a parent of a clegger, I'm sure their diagnosis woud be valuable.

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