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to think charlie and lolas parents are crap?

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addictediam Thu 20-Oct-11 09:44:10

Who puts a 6yo in charge of a 3yo? Lola is very sick and Charlie wants to go and play with some friends but has to look after lola. Why is that his job? what happened to their parents.

So aibu or (as I suspect) am i getting too involved! grin

RedOnion Thu 20-Oct-11 09:45:50

Horrid Henrys parents are worse. They need to look at themselves and wonder why Henry acts out so much! (and Perfect Peter needs a good slap in the mouth!)


NorfolkNCovern Thu 20-Oct-11 09:46:37


I was just thinking about what happens when the people who own the Numberjacks horrid sofa decide to go to DFS and get a new one?

AKMD Thu 20-Oct-11 09:46:59

YABU. Haven't you seent the Boden tags in their perfectly-matched clothes? They are helping them to develop a sense of responsibility and style. Much better than the helicopter parenting some parents resort to angry

LisasCat Thu 20-Oct-11 09:50:03

DD has recently deemed herself (at 4yo) to be too grown up for CBeebies and has migrated to CBBC, where I find myself asking exactly the same question about Dani. She's always left in charge of her younger brother and the parents appear to be thoroughly neglectful. I am, however, thinking that if DP & I bugger off on holiday and leave 4yo DD in charge of 3 month old DD, we could always blame the BBC and say we thought it was perfectly acceptable! Jezza Kyle would love it.

LizzieMo Thu 20-Oct-11 09:50:42

Why does Charlie have to read her bedtime stories ? And get her to eat tomatoes!! That poor boy is being exploited!!!

sheepgomeep Thu 20-Oct-11 09:53:06

I though charlie was older than six.. he seems it [confused[

addictediam Thu 20-Oct-11 09:53:34

Lol lisascat i hadnt thought of that. dh and i could really do with a holiday!...

whoneedssleepanyway Thu 20-Oct-11 09:53:47

Don't know never seen them...

planetpotty Thu 20-Oct-11 09:54:07

YY to the minging numberjacks sofa and seriously??confusedconfusedconfused the number taker is the stuff of nightmares.

PandorasSocks Thu 20-Oct-11 09:55:23

sheepgomeep I thought Charlie was older too.

Still, no excuse for exploitation...

SequinsAndSparkles Thu 20-Oct-11 09:59:36

According to wikipedia they are 5 and 7! wink

I love Charlie and Lola, it's the only one I don't mind seeing time and time again.

addictediam Thu 20-Oct-11 10:00:36

Maybe he is older than 6, I thought he said he was at some point. It's entirely possible I'm wrong!

PrettyCandles Thu 20-Oct-11 10:02:36


I dream of my dc having the sort of relationship that C and L have!

AIBU to get one of my older dc (10 and 8) to put youngest dc (4) to bed from time to time?

Totally right about the minging Numberjacks sofa though. And the Numbertaker gave dd nightmares.

Frankly those Waybuloos are freaky.

Their mum is in the flat with them though.

Charlie isn't in sole charge of Lola, she just wants him to entertain her even when their Mum offers to come and play.

<has had to read the book to LO far more times than is good for me>

addictediam Thu 20-Oct-11 10:04:15

Ahh, thanks sequins. Still no excuse for bad parenting

<hoiks up judgy pants>

Maybe we should start a petition to the BBC to get all bad parents off tv

<realises there will be nothing left to plonk dd in front of>

Then again maybe not!

LizzieMo Thu 20-Oct-11 10:08:07

Do you remember the Fimbles??? I could not be in the same room as the TV when the tinkling tree was shown. It was terrifyingly weird. Thank Goodness kids are now too old for it.

JjandtheBeanlovesUnicorns Thu 20-Oct-11 10:20:20

My daughter IS lola, its scary --possibly shouldn't have called her lola, she thinks she is the character on tv--

She will not ever not never eat a tomatoe!

I only wish ds would be more charlie like.... Instead I have to deal with her bizzare-ness!

See- rugrats for original lax parenting...

WhiteTrash Thu 20-Oct-11 10:21:19

Max and Ruby must be orphans as well.

QuintessentialShadyHallows Thu 20-Oct-11 10:22:03


reallytired Thu 20-Oct-11 10:25:59

Or what about baby Jake's family where they have no concept of contraception and it appear that baby care is done by Issac age 3. Admittally there is a whole tribe in that windmill.

However what kind of mother would allow baby Jake to go off on adventures on his own.

MrsStephenFry Thu 20-Oct-11 10:28:30

Just appreciate the tv downgrading your childrens expectations of you.

looblylu Thu 20-Oct-11 10:56:26

I've always half wondered if Charlie and Lola is in fact a massive mind fuck and they have no parents and are in fact living in some sort of care home and pretending they have parents since you never (to my knowledge) actually see their parents...or Marv and Mortons... or Arnolds...and they all live together in a big building.
I'm just waiting for the big shocking twist to reveal it all in the end...

Well..obviously thats not true... but it means i can watch C&L and consider it a psychological thriller rather than a cartoon grin

becstarsky Thu 20-Oct-11 11:02:13

In the first year of my son's life I wondered about the Iggle Piggle 'it's all a dream' thing...
In the second year of his life I wondered why steam engines have to be so bloody smug
In the third year I wondered why the citizens of Pencaster are so impressed with a postman who never delivers on time and has to get a helicopter out for the smallest delivery
In the fourth year I wondered where the hell are Charlie and Lola's mum and dad and should I be calling social services
In the fifth year I thought that Horrid Henry's family are the horrid ones and need family therapy
In the sixth year I discovered that I can put my ipod in one ear and listen to a podcast while pretending to watch TV with him.

And that put a stop to the matter.

addictediam Thu 20-Oct-11 12:11:15

Bec that actually just made me laugh out loud dd is looking very concerned!

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