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To have a (genuine) list of things which DD and DS are not allowed to do when they grow up? and if not, what are yours

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LittleOneMum Mon 04-Jul-11 13:43:50

So when DS was born,

Ingles2 Mon 04-Jul-11 13:45:35

missing message anychance?

LittleOneMum Mon 04-Jul-11 13:46:32

Let me finish. So when DS was born, DH and I decided that we'd each be allowed one thing which we were permitted to tell our children that they would not be allowed to do when they grow up.
Mine is going into the armed forces. Not because I think it's not an incredibly valuable thing to do and I do have enormous respect for those who do, but because I know myself and I would CONSTANTLY worry.

DH's is that they can never appear on X factor.

Anyway. ILs round this weekend took great exception to this concept, saying that DCs should be allowed to do as they wished etc. Its actually quite lighthearted of course but they could not see this. AIBU?

and if not, make me feel better by telling me what you have banned

ninedragons Mon 04-Jul-11 13:46:52

Ride a motorbike.

Ingles2 Mon 04-Jul-11 13:46:55

in answer to your Q though,.. I've told the ds' they are not allowed to ride a motorbike.

worraliberty Mon 04-Jul-11 13:47:47


They can do what makes them happy. The clue is in the words grown up

tortilla Mon 04-Jul-11 13:47:53

I haven't banned anything, as when they are grown up and living away from home I'll have no control over their decisions anyway, but I would probably disown them if they got a tattoo and DH would probably disown them if they started smoking smile

LittleOneMum Mon 04-Jul-11 13:48:04

Oh, no. I'm only allowed one thing and I really want to add 'riding a motorbike' now grin

ajandjjmum Mon 04-Jul-11 13:48:13

Have tattoos! grin

cheesesarnie Mon 04-Jul-11 13:48:24

motorbike here too grin

deemented Mon 04-Jul-11 13:48:35

I'm the same as you. I'd be devestated if any of my children joined to forces.

ksld Mon 04-Jul-11 13:48:39

Ride a motorbike! My 6 year old knows he moves out the day he rides a motorbike!

ivykaty44 Mon 04-Jul-11 13:49:29

sleep around and get VD

oohjarWhatsit Mon 04-Jul-11 13:49:36

mine can do what they think is best now they are grown up

my son wants to join the forces, I am very proud of him

LittleOneMum Mon 04-Jul-11 13:49:56

Oh and by the way, I know that they can do what they want when they are grown up ...

bibbitybobbityhat Mon 04-Jul-11 13:50:41

FGS! It sends me scatty when people take obviously lighthearted posts literally. Po-faced or what?

Concordia Mon 04-Jul-11 13:51:23

Although i appreciate that everyone is entitled to make their own choices, personally i would be uspet if my DCs
1) had a sex change
2) joined the armed forces
(DH has a motorbike so i fear that one is already lost)

therealmrsbeckham Mon 04-Jul-11 13:51:45

Smoke, drink to excess or do drugs!

If they get tattoos and ride motorbikes they'll be just like mummy grin

bibbitybobbityhat Mon 04-Jul-11 13:51:48

Mine is get involved in the porn industry. I'll have one for dh too: vote Tory.

deemented Mon 04-Jul-11 13:52:10

Funny isn't it? All manshapes family are bikers, and i'm not bothered in the slightest about them getting on a motorbike, but the very thought of any of them sgning up and risking their lives sickens me.

Much respect to those who do it though, they are indeed brave.

iamamug Mon 04-Jul-11 13:52:15

I never wanted my boys to ride motorbikes and 2 of them are old enough now and have actually listened to me. Not sure I would have been able to stop them but we made the effort to live close to town so they would be independent early on and helped with a car when eldest needed it.

Eldest also went into armed forces but didn't sign up thank goodness - My mother was horrified but I promise you - you have to let them live their own lives or they will resent you for ever.

It's incredibly hard but you will still love a child with a tattoo or a smoking habit!

SmartyHan Mon 04-Jul-11 13:52:15


If my DS wants to become a drug dealer in the future then he can (provided he does not hurt anyone else and he buys me a house in Jamaica).

I really do not understand all of these restrictions parents put on children. No sweets, no tv etc I feel sorry for kids of today!

Tuts and Waves copy of DM around

itisnearlysummer Mon 04-Jul-11 13:53:17

DH and I have quite a comprehensive list:

Marry a clone (bit too SF for me)
go on X Factor (or similar)
wear sportswear when not participating in sport.

That's all.

AuntieMonica Mon 04-Jul-11 13:53:51

DD will never own any toys which have the letter 'S' replaced by a 'Z' in the name


itisnearlysummer Mon 04-Jul-11 13:54:10

We'd still love them if they did all three. But it would make my teeth itch a little bit!

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