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to think pushy Mums should at least take a break during the flight?

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Talkinpeace Sun 07-Apr-13 20:59:42

Flying home from holiday today, yummy mummy of OUTRAGEOUSLY named children spent the whole flight
getting them to do maths (or actually she did the whole lot and they looked longingly at my game of bejewelled)
then read Harry Potter to them (loudly)
then got them to write up their holiday diaries (yes dear, other people had villas with pools too)
then nagged her husband to read to them (he didn't)
and basically stopped anybody near her from enjoying their reading material and all of us wondered if she really knew what her child's name said about her (read your history BEFORE naming the child, not after)

PS economy airline - so she was cheap as well as loud.

missingmumxox Sun 14-Apr-13 02:35:08

I remember the day my Dh made me soooo proud of him, we where at a friends and another couple and their children where there, the whole day the mother spoke french when she was telling the children off, and they replied the same, I don't speak French so unaware of this, she spoke in a normal voice, so we didn't know what she was saying, DH does, eventually he congrats mother on her spoken French and asks why she only tells her children off in it?
Red faced mother states that she is only trying to improve her children's french, my blunt Dh says.."oh i like it, not only are you teaching them French but you are making the French look like BASTARDS!" Brilliant!
apparently she was swearing and threatening them at them and they at 4 and 5 back to her, our friends said they had never been so grateful as this mum had made there lives hell about her prefect parenting for years...
And I would lay money the parent on the flight was her smile

Longdistance Sun 14-Apr-13 02:14:20

Nothing wrong with Attila. It's my cousins name, and lots of Hungarians use it. I don't think they look into names that much, and then associate it with Attila the Hun.

I reckon the surname should be Aduxass. wink

Talkinpeace Mon 08-Apr-13 21:50:53

Moomin
thou are truly a warped person.
LOVE it ;-)

Moominsarehippos Mon 08-Apr-13 21:01:37

Oh please let the kids surname be Mycock. Pleeease.

Mrsrobertduvall Mon 08-Apr-13 14:03:41

It could have been Biggus Dickus (lowers tone)

I quite like Titus, but then I'm thinking Titus Salt who founded Saltaire, and was a big Victorian philanthropist. Named the streets after his children.

because they're the rules, Moomins.

(what would be the point of a pretentious name without a loud pretentious mum?)

Moominsarehippos Mon 08-Apr-13 09:25:17

I saw (well, heard braying mumeeeee yelling for) a little Elvis playing with Maximus in the park yesterday. Why do the kids with unusual names have the loudest mums?

Orianne Mon 08-Apr-13 09:21:20

Tie-tus?

Guitargirl Mon 08-Apr-13 09:14:18

I was sitting amongst several examples of LOUD parenting at the theatre yesterday morning. Family in front of us with the slightly pained looking DD (aged about 6) whose mum
- listed loudly all the homework she had to do during the holidays,
- tried <and failed> to get her DD to translate into Spanish part of the programme,
- gave her DD a lecture on the benefits of being able to look back at her scrapbooks when she was 18 when her DD said she didn't want to take handfuls of the leaflet back home to stick in that afternoon,
- gave the four girls sitting in front of them a right telling off for being too enthusiastic waving their glowy stick things along with a lecture about appropriate theatre-going behaviour,
- listed the times of DD's gymnastics/piano lessons for all our benefit.

I blame her for my need of alcohol during the interval before lunchtime on a Sunday

Talkinpeace Mon 08-Apr-13 08:58:20

I did not hear the name of smaller child clearly - mother tended not to address that one directly - but it was long ....
and dad was totally zoned out from the lot of them

PS I was on cheap airline because I save my budget for restaurants!

Bearcrumble Mon 08-Apr-13 08:19:55

Oh poo, I wanted it to be Heliogabalus.

Squarepebbles Mon 08-Apr-13 08:16:06

We were once trapped on a boat in the South of France for a whole day with a family loud parenting a child called Balthazar.

SoupDragon Mon 08-Apr-13 07:21:04

economy airline - so she was cheap as well as loud

Whereas you were just cheap...?

wink

quesadilla Mon 08-Apr-13 07:09:32

Poor little sod. My dad was like that. I found some holiday scrapbooks he had made me do in Greece aged about 8 or 9. Precocious-sounding horseshite.
Titus will have a brush with hard drugs in his middle teens and probably will struggle with depression until well into his 20s. Whether he shakes it off or not will depend on whether his mum destroyed the last of his inner strength. First up against the wall come the revolution, that mum.

nooka Mon 08-Apr-13 00:23:56

Our family dog was called Titus. Good name for a dog grin

Skinnywhippet Sun 07-Apr-13 23:56:10

Didnt know the name Titus was quite so popular.

Skinnywhippet Sun 07-Apr-13 23:55:47

Was the other sibling also named after an emperor?

I taught a Titus too...adorable. but his name didn't stand out in a london primary.

kritur Sun 07-Apr-13 22:38:48

I teach a Titus... He's lovely and doesn't get the mick taken out of him (boys Indy)

fuzzpig Sun 07-Apr-13 22:37:49

So we will never know what the sibling's name is? sad

Bridgetbidet Sun 07-Apr-13 22:28:47

Tito. Titian. Titan.

I think it's Titian.

Maggie111 Sun 07-Apr-13 21:54:31

I've only been on this site a few weeks but one of my favourite discoveries has been the term Loud Parenting - which very much describes the OP! grin

Mominatrix Sun 07-Apr-13 21:40:46

Poor child - will be known as Tight Ass.

MrsLettuce Sun 07-Apr-13 21:38:13

Thank you both!

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