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I only did it! I found the Holy Grail of parenting!

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PomBearWithoutHerOFRS Wed 23-Sep-20 17:07:21

I bought my 15 year old son a t-shirt, without asking. I chose it. He not only declared it to be "poggers champ" hmm but he hugged me and said thank you!
It's a miracle grin
What was this shirt I hear you ask?
Plain black shirt with the immortal words "Country roads, take me home" printed on the front grin

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MWNA Wed 23-Sep-20 17:28:11


marvellousnightforamooncup Wed 23-Sep-20 17:44:44

Wow. Actually I might want that t shirt too.

PuppyMonkey Wed 23-Sep-20 17:47:02


My 13 year old went to a car boot sale on Sunday and came back with a whole load of really fab “granny jumpers” - all with St Michael’s labels. grin

ilovebedtimestories Wed 23-Sep-20 17:48:46

What does Poggers champ mean? I feel so old!!!

EdwardCullensBiteOnTheSide Wed 23-Sep-20 17:59:08

What the hell is poggers champ!

Sunnydaysstillhere Wed 23-Sep-20 18:00:43

I have successfully taught my ds 16 how to catch spiders instead of getting me out of bed at stupid o clock to remove them...

Macramacious Wed 23-Sep-20 18:04:02

So many questions....

What is poggers champ?

Where is the country roads quote from?

But most importantly, HOW do you teach dc to catch spiders?!

NurseNancyandDoctorDavid Wed 23-Sep-20 18:04:33

Are you based in the SW? According to DD the sing of choice on the school bus (pre lockdown), was John Denver Country Roads as the bus made its way through the villages!grin

PomBearWithoutHerOFRS Wed 23-Sep-20 18:04:53

I have no idea what "poggers champ" is, but it's " better than pog champ " apparently...
The shirt was less than a tenner from eBay too! grin

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PomBearWithoutHerOFRS Wed 23-Sep-20 18:07:47

We're in the North East. Country Roads (the John Denver song) is very popular with the teen boys though, as is Africa by Toto. They all know all the words and break into song at any opportunity hmm grin
My 13 year old DS has asked if he can have one too and normally one wouldn't be seen dead in a shirt the other one likes...

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thelikelylass Wed 23-Sep-20 18:18:26

This thread is officially great!Makes me laugh to think of a load of young lads singing 'country roads'.

AlCalavicci Wed 23-Sep-20 18:25:10

Got ask , is it the John Denver version or the newer dance version ( can't recall who it's by ) that him and his mates like ?

Either way OP you are deff winning at the whole parenting thing grin

SantanaBinLorry Wed 23-Sep-20 18:29:49

Thats ace. Well done O.P.

I once gave my kid a home haircut, it was alright like. He loved it and was CONVINCED it made him look like Luke Skywalker (it didnt) and said it was the best hair cut ever grin I happily took the accidental win!

TheArtOfStoryTelling Wed 23-Sep-20 18:39:00

Toots and the Maytals did a cover that is way better than the original too.

WhatWouldChristineCagneyDo Wed 23-Sep-20 18:59:58

I suspect your son is a fan of RTGame on Twitch. As am I. I also covet the Country Roads t-shirt with the picture of a city about to be hit by a flaming meteor. It's totally poggers,

ARoseInHarlem Wed 23-Sep-20 19:12:49

My last hit was a "Platform 9 3/4" sweatshirt, some years ago.

I haven't reached those dizzying heights since.

I think she's waiting for my designer gear to go out of fashion, come back into fashion and then be bestowed upon her as hand-me-downs (she can jog on).

Oldbagface Wed 23-Sep-20 19:12:53

Your lads a gamer isn't he? Pogger from Twitch. Btw, we are in Manchester and my Ds also 13 sings the John Denver version daily grin. It means he's in a good mood

PomBearWithoutHerOFRS Wed 23-Sep-20 19:20:15

They are both gamers, so I expect that will be where the poggers thing comes from grin
It's definitely the John Denver one they sing, they harmonise and everything ! grin

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GeorgiaGirl52 Wed 23-Sep-20 19:21:09

I have had one hit with a shirt. It was a black t-shirt that said "I was going to get dressed today but then the Fire Nation attacked and everything changed!" It is based on the Avatar animation series which my grandson loves. And talked about all the time. So when I saw the words "Fire Nation" I recognized the meaning. He has outgrown the shirt but he still keeps it. It's called "the one grandma got right"halo

Oldbagface Wed 23-Sep-20 19:39:15

Yes yes OP. The harmonising is hilarious along with the fact my Ds has an incredibly deep voice and a cute baby face. Bless them.

kingdomcapers Thu 24-Sep-20 15:24:00

I need to get this for my DS he loves that song. And DD loves Africa by Toto

kingdomcapers Thu 24-Sep-20 15:27:37

OP can you link. The one I've found is £68, it's lovely but just a bit too much

JustLetMeLookAtTheFuckingHam Thu 24-Sep-20 15:39:31

Wasn't it a theme tune to some a Netflix series lots of them watched? I might be imagining that grin

My teenagers like Bob Ross and apparently he is very popular. Bizarre.

I've just said this on another thread but my proudest parenting moment was recently when lockdown gave me the time to sort out all my old clothes vac packed and stored. My DDs were all "oooh" and "ahhhh" and are now prancing round in 90s platforms, cropped T shirts, velvet dresses, tie dye etc.

Makes me feel a bit fucking old though. Wasn't 1995 last week or something?

Rae36 Thu 24-Sep-20 15:39:54

A Stranger Things Hawkins Middle School t shirt got me major brownie points last Christmas. I love when we get it right. It's so rare now they are teenagers

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