Ever found it hard not to laugh when you should be telling them off?

(7 Posts)
EyeRollChampion Sat 16-Jul-16 19:02:09

Last night my ds2 (9) tried pork chops for the first time. He left the table to use the loo and none of us thought anything of it. Was surprised by his empty plate as the chops had a little bone around the edges which we had to cut off... after dinner I went to use the loo and it was blocked. On further inspection it wasn't a typical blockage... it was an entire pork chop. Turns out ds had tried to cut into the bone and been horrified when he thought that's what pork chop was. God knows why he didn't say but he got his sleepover cancelled... with great difficulty on my part.

My dd once tried to get out of going to school by complaining that her sleeve hurt. Another time she tried to wash her hair in the front room... with milk.

My ds1 once knocked a jug of milk over everywhere while I was on the loo. I came back and asked "what happened?" To which he replied "'dunno. 'Sploded".

There have been many such incidents but these are the ones that spring to mind.

beginnersewer Sun 17-Jul-16 08:09:20

Yes - my toddler has started kicking me when I'm trying to put his clothes on which is obviously unacceptable and needs a proper telling off but he has such a cheeky expression I find it really difficult to be stern enough... Any tips would be very useful.

EyeRollChampion Sun 17-Jul-16 11:13:17

It's always the expression! It's the complete innocent bewilderment that gets me every time.

Have you tried picturing Theresa May's face?

beginnersewer Mon 18-Jul-16 08:43:12

Hmm, will try that....

WanderingTrolley1 Mon 18-Jul-16 08:47:31

Yes. Lots of times.

ElodieS Mon 18-Jul-16 09:12:33

One of my DTs is going through a tantrum-ing phase at the moment and I really can't help but laugh... the amusement wears thin pretty quickly but when she turns beetroot-red and flops to the floor in total meltdown it is so difficult not to marvel at just how silly she looks! I have to turn my back before being sensible mummy again...

iwouldgoouttonight Mon 18-Jul-16 09:21:50

I used to try to dispose of food in the toilet when I was young too blush

I often want to laugh when my DD gets cross. It's their expression like you say. Recently she tried to kick something in anger and missed, and I couldn't help laughing, but it made her tantrum ten times worse!

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