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help not let my 6yr old have his cheescake??urgent answers please as he rather upset and stormed off to his room

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prettypinkchristmastree Sun 21-Aug-11 19:05:11

Just had our yummy sunday roast. Toffee cheescake for puddin and squirty cream.. I set all the cheescakes out and get the squirty cream out start squirting and nothing ....Now this has happened on 3 other occasions when none of us have had any and my son who has a tendency to help himself to food out of the fridge (which am trying to stop by putting him in time out) has been the previous culprit. i obviously blamed him and said right you are not having it now and out it in the fridge. Now i suppose it could have been my other 3 dc daughter 9 (never bothers helping self without asking) or 3 year old twins but they wouldnt be able to squeeze out. it my son who is typically doing theses sorts of things. He not upset now just came down got his teddy in his pyjamas. I said you still not having it he said ."i know" so am i being unreasonable or have i done the right thing???????

prettypinkchristmastree Sun 21-Aug-11 19:06:29

ps sorry for grammar. rushing as need an answer.xx

ProfessionallyOffendedGoblin Sun 21-Aug-11 19:07:42

If he's not arguing about it, you probably have the right culprit. grin
To be truly fair, you have to eat his cheesecake and not give it to him later.
Been there, stick to your guns.

ProfessionallyOffendedGoblin Sun 21-Aug-11 19:08:35

The twins would have made a huge mess for you to clear up.
Action=consequence here.

BeerTricksPotter Sun 21-Aug-11 19:08:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

SuePurblybilt Sun 21-Aug-11 19:09:15

Oh, once he'd been all sad and just said "I know" I'd have caved. But I am clearly a terrible parent, I am sure you're doing the right thing.

ProfessionallyOffendedGoblin Sun 21-Aug-11 19:09:22

Fourth time BTP?
You'd still let him have the cheesecake?

activate Sun 21-Aug-11 19:09:34

you are doing the right thing

ProfessionallyOffendedGoblin Sun 21-Aug-11 19:09:41


prettypinkchristmastree Sun 21-Aug-11 19:09:51

Ha ha. Thanks goblin.... I am sure i will find a somewere to hide it lol later.:-)x

aquos Sun 21-Aug-11 19:10:04

In situations like this I usually trust my gut instinct. But if I can't be 100% sure who the culprit is I will say "I believe it was you because of xyz, but if I find out I am wrong I will apologise and put things right". I've never yet had to apologise. Have also told the story about the boy who cried wolf to illustrate my point.

LadyOfTheManor Sun 21-Aug-11 19:10:09

I wouldn't allow a huge secret food stealing thing to continue. I'm also a table Nazi...I wouldn't have allowed him any.

Fridge lock perhaps? One that goes on the top of the fridge where he can't reach?

BeerTricksPotter Sun 21-Aug-11 19:10:25

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

activate Sun 21-Aug-11 19:10:34

he can have it tomorrow but not today (but you can't tell him that)

activate Sun 21-Aug-11 19:11:01

BeerTricksPotter - yes grin

Lollyheart Sun 21-Aug-11 19:11:07

I would still give him his pudding but I'm softgrin

And get a fridge lock.

shuffleballchange Sun 21-Aug-11 19:11:23

Aw, let him have it. I would. Maybe thats why my DS1, also 6 is a little horror sometimes hmm

fifitrixibellesmith Sun 21-Aug-11 19:12:22

whats wrong with you that you need to ask a bunch of strangers what to do grin

poor kid

TheOriginalFAB Sun 21-Aug-11 19:13:35

YABU to use squirty cream on a cheese cake.

activate Sun 21-Aug-11 19:13:36

parenting inertia innit

always nice to know other mums agree with your actions

ProfessionallyOffendedGoblin Sun 21-Aug-11 19:14:02

Gor Blimey!
You soppy lot. grin
My DS doesn't snaffle treat food without asking any more, because of the training when young. He also writes replacements on the shopping list.
You tell 'em no and you teach 'em what fair shares means.

fivegomadindorset Sun 21-Aug-11 19:15:16

YABU. get real cream rather than squirty stuff.

prettypinkchristmastree Sun 21-Aug-11 19:15:29

Thanks all...Think i did the right thing and if the time out thing still discontinues to work then i think a fridge lock, cupboard locks freezer lock lol may be the only answer.xx

ProfessionallyOffendedGoblin Sun 21-Aug-11 19:15:59

Well, this teacher bloomin' well doesn't!
<looks sternly at 6' of DS>
He'd be impossible to stop now, good thing he isn't a treat thief any more.

squeakytoy Sun 21-Aug-11 19:16:36

I wouldnt let him have it. Children should not help themselves to the contents of the fridge.

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