Younger teens interrupting me whilst on phone

(6 Posts)
AnnaFurLact1c Sun 02-Dec-12 17:10:43

I find a simple ' shut up and go away, I'm on the phone ' works well.

AtiaoftheJulii Thu 29-Nov-12 23:56:56

Mine don't do it much, but I remember my brother and I being complete pains when my mum was on the phone when we were that sort of age. And of course she couldn't get very far! We would generally be quiet, but would basically sit on her, make stupid faces and so on. Must have been so annoying!

bigbluebus Thu 29-Nov-12 22:01:16

I always taught DS that he could only interrupt me on the phone if he needed to tell me a) the house was on fire or b) his sister was having a seizure - anything else can wait. Seems to have done the trick!

bubby64 Thu 29-Nov-12 13:28:25

Yup, all the time! I have 2 12yr olds, and no matter how many times I tell them, it doesnt seem to sink in that any call has priority over what they want to say to you, and that nothing is more important than their need/question/tattletale they have come to bother you with...

mine do it, and always when its a work call, normally screeching as well.

I just leave the room. Then tell them after they are rude!

sincitylover Thu 29-Nov-12 11:45:13

Is this normal? or do I have particularly rude teens (well he's 11 and 16 year old)

Bit of background I'm single parent and work full time so could it be jealousy.

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