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to force DS to eat a Greggs sausage roll while he screams at the top of his voice "...........

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onasausageroll Fri 12-Aug-11 12:57:24

........I dont want a sausage roll. I dont want a sausage roll Mummy"

DS (3) and I went to get lunch from Greggs. We dont normally eat Greggs, it was an emergency.

Whilst waiting I told DS that I was buying him a sausage roll for lunch. He had spotted some nice pink cupcakes and wanted one of those instead. A long queue had formed behind us and and DS screamed over and over again "But I dont want a sausage roll, I dont want a sausage roll mummy, I DONT WANT A SAUSAGE ROLL MUMMY!"

Horrified looks from long queue that I was FORCING my DS to eat a Greggs sausage roll for lunch when clearly he wanted poached chicken, cherry tomatoes and other assorted salad items for lunch.

Was IBU to buy the sausage roll despite his screams or should I have cancelled it and gone to look for the poached chicken.

Name changed as I dont want this on my record. grin

StealthPolarBear Fri 12-Aug-11 13:00:25

well yes you are and you know you are grin
But no pink cupcake either

AuntieMonica Fri 12-Aug-11 13:02:19

<has finger poised over SS speed dial number>


you should have bought him the cake


picnicbasketcase Fri 12-Aug-11 13:03:55

Oh for crying out loud, sausage rolls arent that bad to have every now and then. Unless the queue was entirely peopled by MNers (which of course it couldn't have been because Greggs is too common to go into) I'm sure they weren't horrified, probably just curious. Anyone who doesn't understand that a 3 year old's head would be turned by a lovely cake is clearly daft anyway.

LineRunner Fri 12-Aug-11 13:03:58

There is no such thing as a horrified queue at Greggs especially over a child screaming.

Indeed it is part of Greggs etiquette.

I fear the crowd were becoming rapacious at the thought of spare food becoming available, bin-wise.

NormanTebbit Fri 12-Aug-11 13:04:39

I would have bought both

<<but I am a bad mummy>> wink

onasausageroll Fri 12-Aug-11 13:16:43

DS ate the sausage roll with glee after I bought it so I think I deserve a pat on the back for distracting a 'pink cake' tantrum.

In my mind the queue was horrified. I think I turned to them and in my moment of shame I said "oh how embarrassing, im forcing my son to eat a Greggs sausage roll." [embarrassed laughter]

I cant quite to sure if the looks I received in return were horror at what I was doing or annoyance because I frowned upon their sausage rolls.

oldmum42 Fri 12-Aug-11 13:26:35

Reminds me of the time I was in Tesco with DS2 aged about 2 1/2. Major tantrum in progress and I really needed to get the shop done (and v pregnant/tired at the time too).

My attempt at bribery failed utterly, and he shouted out very loudly "" I don't want a slice of chocolate cake! I want a salad sandwich!!

Q every parent in the shop swiveling round to stare.....

CogitoErgoSometimes Fri 12-Aug-11 13:47:48

Occupants of shop were probably thinking what a peculiar kid you've got that doesn't like sausage rolls. That and 'ffs buy the kid a cake so that we can all buy lunch and get out of here....'

LIfesabitch Fri 12-Aug-11 13:54:16

haha! What CogitoErgo said grin

sparkle1977 Fri 12-Aug-11 15:33:41

hahaha loving the "Greggs etiquette" grin

Ephiny Fri 12-Aug-11 15:56:54

I doubt anyone was 'horrified' by you giving him a sausage roll, after all it was a queue of Greggs customers so presumably they don't think the stuff sold there is awful. They were probably annoyed/staring because he was making such a noise.

rumcrumble Fri 12-Aug-11 16:03:02

Yanbu, Greggs sausage rolls are delicious.

Tanif Fri 12-Aug-11 16:07:48

You should see the bairns on my local high street; wearing those hideous knitted bonnets threaded with gold ribbon, teething on a Greggs sausage roll and supping from a bottle of what seems to be builders strength tea.

No one would have batted an eyelid in the queue at our Greggs, in fact they would have thought you were abusing him if they saw him being fed poached chicken :D

slightlymad72 Fri 12-Aug-11 16:10:16

I think the people in the queue where horrified because you hadn't bought him a fruit shoot to wash the sausage roll down with grin

onasausageroll Fri 12-Aug-11 16:11:53

A fruit shoot? [horrified]

cheesesarnie Fri 12-Aug-11 16:13:05


porcamiseria Fri 12-Aug-11 16:13:31

We dont normally eat Greggs, it was an emergency.

UUUUUUUUUUUU I hate this stupid MN Greggs in-joke

enough already

what the fuck is wrong with Greggs (OK I think I know that) but still!

Tanif Fri 12-Aug-11 16:16:44

There's nothing wrong with Greggs! It's yummy!

It just so happens that because a sausage roll or pasty is cheaper than a well balanced meal, certain types of people opt to eat their every day, which we all know isn't good, even if it is delicious.

Awomancalledhorse Fri 12-Aug-11 16:17:00

Were you the same mum sharing a Red Bull with her 2 year old boy on the bus this morning, he started crying & she shouted 'Shut up! You cry like a girl'?

YABU, everyone knows the only decent thing in Greggs is their Steak Bake. grin

cheesesarnie Fri 12-Aug-11 16:17:22

its skanky and disgusting.and <common>.eurgh

superjobee Fri 12-Aug-11 16:17:40

they pink cupcakes are brill blush DD had one in town last week and i stole half of it off her.. but she did have a bottle of water and a chicken sandwich so im forgiven in MNs eyes grin

onasausageroll Fri 12-Aug-11 16:20:41

common [snort]

Maybe my mistake was not to offer him a choice between the steak bake and sausage roll. Its always best to offer a choice of two things isnt it?

But not the pink cakes!

noyouhavehadawee Fri 12-Aug-11 16:21:58

I had a steak bake today from greggs, i sent a colleague for it, in error she gave me the corned beef and onion one it was rank and after a bite discovering such i demanded my steak bake which i devoured, i have to conclude that actually a hot sausage rol is far nicer from greggs as todaty the steak bakes were a bit poo. I think your child is a bit weird <just kidding...>

slightlymad72 Fri 12-Aug-11 16:23:23

Don't give him a choice, you'll be making a rod for your own back there, he has to learn to like it or lump it grin

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