When will I stop sounding like a stuck FARKING record?!

(34 Posts)
Gossipmonster Thu 23-Jan-14 19:12:36

Please tidy your room

Please put your plates in the dishwasher

Please clear the table

Please wipe the table

Please put the empty loo roll in the bin

Please replace loo roll

Please fucking listen to me kids just once?!


ILikeToClean Thu 23-Jan-14 19:15:31


Chippednailvarnish Thu 23-Jan-14 19:16:19


AlwaysDancing1234 Thu 23-Jan-14 19:17:08

If DH would just adhere to the above rules I would be happy never mind DS grin

Gossipmonster Thu 23-Jan-14 19:17:27

And then they sigh and roll their eyes like you are some kind of Nazi hmm.

RaRayRay Thu 23-Jan-14 19:18:04

I was just thinking the same thing.

I am getting fed up with the sound of my own sodding voice confused

PoisonedApple Thu 23-Jan-14 19:57:29

Yup, bored listening to myself so no wonder they are too!

Blondieminx Thu 23-Jan-14 20:00:22

I hate the repetition too. Me and DH are currently trialling this book with initial good results (early days yet!) smile

crazykat Thu 23-Jan-14 20:18:55

I'm the same with a few more thrown in.

Please put your socks on ds1.

Stop messing and brush your teeth.

Dd1 stop prancing around in tights and get dressed.

Dd2 get a move on you'll be late for school.

Ds2 stop emptying the cupboards.

Ds2 stop messing with the washing machine.

Dd1 please get your homework done.

Ds1, dd1, dd2 stop messing and go to bed.

I get fed up of repeating every one of these at least a dozen times a day. I'm sick of hearing my own voice.

I think we can stop when they leave home.
What's the average home leaving age...just out of interest ?

kitchensinkmum Thu 23-Jan-14 20:24:05

When they go to uni ! Then ..... They can make as much mess as they like until they realise they have to clean it up too. And we start moaning that we miss them, the house is quiet and too tidy. But till then it's just the same here with me saying the same old things very day one hundred times

Here's another one: 'No, not later - NOW!'

TheDrugsWorkABitTooWellThanks Thu 23-Jan-14 20:30:32

Use same rewards as school. We have a marble jar. Rules printed. I point & remove marbles slowly.

kitchensinkmum Thu 23-Jan-14 20:43:11

I love the marble jar idea ! Maybe I will try it with my DH . Thank TheDrugs , top tip

Primadonnagirl Thu 23-Jan-14 20:48:20

Boy are you lot in for a shock! When they get older it's

..where is your phone?
..why didn't you answer your phone?
..what happened to the money I gave you yesterday?
..what time will you be in?

fiverabbits Thu 23-Jan-14 20:49:30


My DC's are 34 and 33 and STILL live at home and they are hoarders. My house is a tip even though my DH and I are retired and do all the house work and I have been de cluttering since 2008 . I say if my DH and I lived here on our own the house would be clean and TIDY, CAN'T EVEN BLAME THE PETS AS THEY ALL LIVE OUTSIDE. My DC's didn't even go to Uni !

TheDrugsWorkABitTooWellThanks Thu 23-Jan-14 20:51:45

Actually my rules are Victorian ones we bought at beamish. Still apply today. Elbows off the table. Be nice to your elders. Etc.

kitchensinkmum Thu 23-Jan-14 20:53:00

You deserve a Medal I think. Wow what amazing parents you must be

kitchensinkmum Thu 23-Jan-14 20:54:10

I never understood (as a child ) why all the grown ups said no elbows on the table when they all had their elbows on the table

kukeslala Thu 23-Jan-14 20:54:55

I have this problem with my brother...
My response does some times take more effort, than reminding him and/or just doing it, but things are getting better.

Put the ironing board on the roof of his car after he left it out again.

Left his washing in the garden, getting wet then dry then wet x loads, then it fell on the floor and got muddy, still left it.

Chuck empty loo rolls and containers from the bathroom, which he has finished with onto his bed, hid the loo roll.

When he left washing up, next to the EMPTY dishwasher, carried it up stairs and left in his room.

Im sure there is more!

He's learning slowly, I see it as my duty to him and his future partner...

TheDrugsWorkABitTooWellThanks Thu 23-Jan-14 21:03:45

I was always told need to be an uncle or aunt to put elbows on the table. No idea why, but if say the same to my children hmm

Actually, just checked our rules,I don't make them salute to ministers, teachers & acquaintances. Or call us ma'am or sir.


Iwannalaylikethisforever Thu 23-Jan-14 21:20:27

No offence but I'm too busy (cba) for marbles, jars, in's and out's as reward, punishments etc.
I just expect instructions carried out, and nobody move until it's done. I will call whomever back to pick up towels off floor, flush toilet, tidy plates away. I'm a mother not a fecking slave!

Gossipmonster Thu 23-Jan-14 23:51:57


Pfb is 23. Not stopped yet.

kitchensinkmum Fri 24-Jan-14 06:27:26

You should hear me this morning trying to get yongest to get out or bed
Come one, time to get up
Ten min later.... Wakey wakey ( much louder)

Dad tries.... Uppey timeeeeee (usually annoyed her enough to wake up )

Me.. You'll be late

Ten min later come one now get out of bed

Teenagers !

thesnowmanrocks Fri 24-Jan-14 06:44:12

Must be a right of passage for being a parent that no one tells you about! confused
Because I'm a record every frigging day and I'm sick of my own voice!

Gossipmonster Fri 24-Jan-14 09:14:39

Mine are teenagers btw and they don't answer their phones unless in the fucking house hmm

Monday mornings are the worst days.
DH and I to work. DC to school. Bin Day.

Have you got your hanky/homework.PE kit/water/open your curtains/ where's your waterproof/ money/ phone.........gawd it never ends.

DS sometimes 'forgets' his hanky so I give him a tissue which he shreds to confetti in his pocket (why?)

So I'm fecking fed up of the shouting, I have New Rules.

If you leave a tissue shredded up you remove it. (I do check the pockets BTW in case there's money ) . If it gets on the black clothes you will get all the fluff off all the clothes with a lint roller.

If you leave any dirty clothes that I need to pick up, you will eat a portion of veg the size of my fist for every item.

If you leave your curtains open, no X-Box for 24 hours.

So far.....smile

DustyBaubles Fri 24-Jan-14 10:18:02

We live on the upper floors of a converted house, with a single, solitary, child free person living downstairs.

I spend my entire day saying 'don't run, do not run in the house, don't jump, SILENT walking!'

My children are going to spend their adult lives telling people what a nag I was.

Flippin' 'ek fiverabbits
You are a saint.
I'd have chucked their stuff in a skip years ago.
No wonder they haven't moved out if you everything for them.

OP - my 16 YO is the same
I didn't move out until I was 26.

Keep that broken record going.

My 14 yo DS would ask "Muvver, what's a record "

Techy age smug git little child grin

MargotLovedTom Fri 24-Jan-14 11:06:54

Good God I know what you mean. I thought it would get easier as they got older but they just make more sodding mess.

MargotLovedTom Fri 24-Jan-14 11:09:44

shock fiverabbits obviously it's easy for a stranger to say but how the hell have you not booted them out before now? If they're working they could get a flat share together and hoard away to their hearts content.

StepAwayFromTheEcclesCakes Fri 24-Jan-14 13:40:02

mine are 17 and 21, the daily recording says........
move your bag / shoes from hall,
put the lights off,
don't leave the charger plugged in
turn the laptop off
have you got your key
are you in for tea
can you hurry up in the shower
text me back please
replace the bastard loo roll
hang the towels up
clean the loo if you make it messy
nag nag moan moan

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