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Why do some mums do this?

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SunflowersSmile Tue 12-Feb-13 07:46:41

Oh you do get mums like this though Dickens? Are you sure?!
On different theme Mum I know boasting to myself and other parent about her dds love of fractions and equations [age 7]. Actually embarrassing and I tried to wriggle away in case people thought I was participating in conversation.
Her poor children under so much pressure it is sad.

Sugarice Tue 12-Feb-13 07:39:02

Yes like all 6 year olds enjoy reading about the misery of the workhouse and the hard slog of life in 19th century hmm.

She was telling a porkie I'm sure!

piprabbit Tue 12-Feb-13 03:40:13

She was an MNer on a wind-up.

Ozziegirly Tue 12-Feb-13 03:27:32

I have never heard a parent doing anything like this-i always hope I will!

I might start doing it.

INeedThatForkOff Mon 11-Feb-13 23:29:15

Nah, I don't believe you ...

MariusEarlobe Mon 11-Feb-13 23:24:01

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larks35 Mon 11-Feb-13 23:17:28

Is Denis the Menace still about then? I used to call my dad that back when I was wee and very cheeky circa 1976. (It was his name, my older bro had the comic, I was 3 and very cocky with myself)

Bless her, the mum I mean. I know that I would probably try to steer my DC to something literary rather than cartoony, not to appear anything better than others but just because I like good books and would want my children to feel the same.

VerySmallSqueak Mon 11-Feb-13 23:13:15

They probably have Shakespearean themed parties,and are learning Ancient Greek for fun too.

Why,oh why,can't kids be kids?

(And tbh as an adult I'd prefer Dennis and Gnasher to mouldy ol' Dickens)

manicbmc Mon 11-Feb-13 23:07:56

Brilliant! grin

simplesusan Mon 11-Feb-13 23:07:30

I thought you were going to write that the mum drew the picture and coloured it in so as to win the competition.
Bizarre reaction by the mother there.

VerySmallSqueak Mon 11-Feb-13 23:07:17

Bet she's a bundle of laughs.

Poor little boys sad

WorraLiberty Mon 11-Feb-13 23:04:52

Love it! grin

VisualiseAHorse Mon 11-Feb-13 23:01:10

Ah, competitive parents. Love them.

MariusEarlobe Mon 11-Feb-13 22:56:30

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