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I hate adults saying " three sleeps until xyz"

(65 Posts)
Bettymoody Sun 07-Nov-10 21:09:12

Fucking stop

Tokyotwist Sun 07-Nov-10 21:13:01

Bah humbug grin

NotAnotherBrick Sun 07-Nov-10 21:13:33

I hate po-faced, grumpy-arsed adults.

hairytriangle Sun 07-Nov-10 21:13:39


mumbybumby Sun 07-Nov-10 21:14:04

Agreed. Very annoying.

MarineIguana Sun 07-Nov-10 21:14:35

Do you mean saying it to their DC - or between adults in a twee "I'm so quirky" way?

If latter then YANBU

moonminmama Sun 07-Nov-10 21:14:47

I agree with Tokyo

SkeletonFlowers Sun 07-Nov-10 21:14:49

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julybutterfly Sun 07-Nov-10 21:15:00

I do it. It adds to my the kids excitement.

TheBolter Sun 07-Nov-10 21:15:08

Agreed. Just say 'three days until xyz.' My children understand it, why can't yours?

ChippingIn Sun 07-Nov-10 21:15:09

Wow - someone needs an early night.

hairytriangle Sun 07-Nov-10 21:15:38

No sleep(s) til Brooklyn by the Beastie Boys? grin

Ewe Sun 07-Nov-10 21:15:41


Don't take my tweet comments here! This is worse than a thread about a thread wink

catholicatheist Sun 07-Nov-10 21:15:44

Yes with you there, its totally sad..grow up you are not five. Robbie Williams (who I cant stand) did a song and in it I heard a lyric 'baby steps and two more sleeps'...I have always thought he was lyrically challenged but that made me cringe!

Wigeon Sun 07-Nov-10 21:16:48

Can't bear it. Actually makes me twitch. That and adults saying (or facebooking!) "nom nom nom".

SkeletonFlowers Sun 07-Nov-10 21:16:49

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Irishchic Sun 07-Nov-10 21:17:47

ugh unbearable

Jaquelinehyde Sun 07-Nov-10 21:20:22

Trent FM used to have it on daily throughout December sung along to the tune of one man went to mow.

10 more sleeps to go, 10 more sleeps 'till Santa, 10 more sleeps 'till the big fat fella ...........I can't remember the rest.

Not sure if they still do as I haven't lived oop north for 5 years now.

The children love it stop being such whinging spoil sports!

monkeyfacegrace Sun 07-Nov-10 21:22:58

...comes down your chimney, brings you presents and drinks your beer, 10 more sleeps till Santa

takes a bow

Alibabaandthe40nappies Sun 07-Nov-10 21:24:49

YANBU - sets my teeth on edge.

SuePurblybilt Sun 07-Nov-10 21:25:50

Bloody hell, what a thing to get upset about.
Unless an adult says it to an adult, that could be annoying I suppose.

girliefriend Sun 07-Nov-10 21:27:44

It is annoying, YANBU!

Ewe Sun 07-Nov-10 21:28:49

It was me who said it, on Twitter...

"ah shit... I'm gonna be in New York. YAY. New York. Three sleeps."

I am VERY excited. I think it's a nice phrase to convey excitement.

So there.

mimps Sun 07-Nov-10 21:30:09

ack, chill out OP

it's FUN!


only 46 sleeps til Nom Nom Nom Nom chrimbo dinner

BarbieLovesKen Sun 07-Nov-10 21:34:29

Yeah, YABU.

My dd has no concept of time. Anything in the past, even if it was last year is "yesterday" and everything in the future is "tomorrow" she doesnt understand how long a day is etc..

She does however, understand "how many sleeps", if we say we're doing something/ going somewhere etc.. she'll just ask how many sleeps. Most adults in our family use it now because of her.

Dont think its a big deal tbh, if it helps a small child understand time who really cares?

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