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to think this is so unacceptable. Know I am right.

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york33 Fri 19-Oct-12 19:08:42

So (d)H has just got cross with ds over something and nothing.
Ended up saying "sometimes I think I am the only one with a brain in this house"
So upset about this and worried about the damage this will do to our 2 ds's.
Need to have words I think.

FermezLaBouche Fri 19-Oct-12 19:10:31

It's a bit of a snotty comment from someone who clearly thinks he's right, but not likely to cause any long term scarring, IMO

WorraLiberty Fri 19-Oct-12 19:10:45

Oh purrleease! grin

I'm sure they won't need to bill him for therapy in later years!

GhostShip Fri 19-Oct-12 19:11:16


It was a flippant comment. It doesn't really mean anything. What damage do you think it will do? It'll do more damage if you make a major deal out of something that obviously wasn't mean.

tescocarrierbagexplosion Fri 19-Oct-12 19:11:20


so he's implying you don't have a brain either?!


MrsWolowitz Fri 19-Oct-12 19:11:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

HappyHalloweenMotherFucker Fri 19-Oct-12 19:11:58

I don't think it's too bad unless it's a constant drip drip of esteem-reducing language directed at your kids

youarewinning Fri 19-Oct-12 19:12:35

My mother/ father spent most of my childhood spurting this comment out.

I'm not scarred. grin

MadgeHarvey Fri 19-Oct-12 19:12:51

What do you think is going to happen to your children? Seriously - what? I'm interested.

Oh - and YABU.

advance01 Fri 19-Oct-12 19:13:31

Not the first time though. Has been said before and I ignored.

joanofarchitrave Fri 19-Oct-12 19:14:15


I don't get this. surely this is one of those family jokes/catchphrases that make up happy memories? Like my mum saying she was worn out with constant childbearing? Never saw it as anything other than a funny saying that will make me smile to remember it.

mutny Fri 19-Oct-12 19:14:52

Yabu. I assumed you have never said anything put frustration in front of your kids. If you haven't yet don't be to smug as it will happen.

You say it was 'something and nothing' what was it.

Dominodonkey Fri 19-Oct-12 19:15:46

Is this a thread about a thread or a joke? Surely it must be! Yabu.

FermezLaBouche Fri 19-Oct-12 19:16:39

Not the first time though. Has been said before and I ignored.
Is that you, OP?

Dominodonkey Fri 19-Oct-12 19:16:52

Op has 2 names....

WorraLiberty Fri 19-Oct-12 19:17:03

My Mum used to threaten to send us to Barnardos when we played up.

Whenever the charity collector knocked at the door, we crapped ourselves as we thought they were collecting children - not money! grin

HappyHalloweenMotherFucker Fri 19-Oct-12 19:18:14

OP, have you name changed partway through the thread ?

Why did you feel the need to do that ?

Witchety Fri 19-Oct-12 19:18:20

2 names?

mutny Fri 19-Oct-12 19:18:24

So there is more to this, or is the OP other username also bu?

GhostShip Fri 19-Oct-12 19:19:21

^ My Mum used to threaten to send us to Barnardos when we played up^

I used to spin the line 'mum im going to ring childline (sniff) (sniff)'. Didn't bloody work.

catgirl1976 Fri 19-Oct-12 19:19:34

It really doesn't sound too terrible

I suppose the tone / frequencu could make it a lot worse though

HappyHalloweenMotherFucker Fri 19-Oct-12 19:19:41

DH and I say that if we ever win the lotto, we are sending the kids to boarding school so we can get 5 minutes peace

shoot me now

HappyHalloweenMotherFucker Fri 19-Oct-12 19:21:01

There could be a good thread starter here

"What awful things do you say to your kids, that you don't mean, and they know that you don't mean"

BackforGood Fri 19-Oct-12 19:36:47

I presume this is a joke ? Written as a laugh ?
Nobody could seriously be upset by that, surely ?

monsterchild Fri 19-Oct-12 19:42:10

I was often told I didn't have "the sense God gave little chickens."

I don't think it scarred me. It did make me say "bock bock!"

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