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To ban Facetime at 8am?

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porkypoo Tue 16-Apr-13 17:06:14

DS (16) has a gf and they seem to Facetime loads. Which is fine, but not at 8am AIBU? DS thinks so..confused

BuntyCollocks Tue 16-Apr-13 17:07:09

How does when then FaceTime affect you?

BuntyCollocks Tue 16-Apr-13 17:07:57


porkypoo Tue 16-Apr-13 17:09:03

Just because people are getting dressed and ready for work/school etc and he does it all over the house. Just think some things are left to the imagination! wink

cozietoesie Tue 16-Apr-13 17:09:26

I'm amazed that he's up and willingly doing at 8am!

Why bother about it? It would just be phone calls or texts otherwise.

usualsuspect Tue 16-Apr-13 17:09:32

What are your reasons?

usualsuspect Tue 16-Apr-13 17:10:15

I think YABU.

Do you stand behind him getting dressed?

HollyBerryBush Tue 16-Apr-13 17:11:25

What is 'face time'?

Sirzy Tue 16-Apr-13 17:11:39

Well just dont walk behind him while your naked then!

porkypoo Tue 16-Apr-13 17:15:54

I have a DD too who is getting ready at that time too. Just thought he should respect other peoples privacy too? He cleans his teeth, has breakfast etc etc facetiming. Trying to assess if its worth sticking my ground on this one! confused.

porkypoo Tue 16-Apr-13 17:17:16

and i'm sure my singing in the shower does nothing for his street cred. wink. HollyBerryBush is just video chat.

cozietoesie Tue 16-Apr-13 17:17:38

I'd say not. If coochy coo at breakfast makes you ill, just ask him to take it to his room/another room.

IslaValargeone Tue 16-Apr-13 17:18:03

I thought it was just me who finds face time intrusive.

amothersplaceisinthewrong Tue 16-Apr-13 17:19:36

What is Face time? I have never heard of it.

usualsuspect Tue 16-Apr-13 17:20:03

I would just ask him to face time in one room. I wouldn't ban it.

amothersplaceisinthewrong Tue 16-Apr-13 17:20:25

Sorry, I misread your earlier reply re this!

QuinionsRainbow Tue 16-Apr-13 17:21:04

What is "Facetime"? The third time of asking!

CaffeDoppio Tue 16-Apr-13 17:21:07

Gosh. Anyone seeing me over a video link at any time before 11am would only want that experience once in their life! Face like a carrier bag and hair like a dropped Mr Whippy - pretty it is not!
YANBU. Ask him to confine it to his space.

IslaValargeone Tue 16-Apr-13 17:22:40

It's like a video chat Rainbow.
It was answered upthread.
You can do it on an i-pad i-phone etc.

ClutchingPearls Tue 16-Apr-13 17:23:37

I wouldn't want someone wandering around my house at that time, which is effectively what's happening. I think it should be confined to his room, although you probably will have to accept he may decide to eat breakfast in his room as well.

Startail Tue 16-Apr-13 17:27:19

People wandering about in all states of undress with wild hair in rushed half asleep chaos first thing in the morning.

Definitely not for sharing.

WowOoo Tue 16-Apr-13 17:28:08

Facetime is -You can see someone and they can see you on the same screen whilst you are talking. You can walk around and show stuff if you want to - it's on iPhone 4 and 5.

It would annoy me at 8am. Tell him to stay in his room.
Tell him to actually brush his teeth properly and concentrate on what he is doing and get off the blooming phone....Oh, young love!

porkypoo Tue 16-Apr-13 18:42:33

Just spoke to DS that conversation went hmm

cozietoesie Tue 16-Apr-13 18:48:35

Ah well - he's 16, got a hot girlfriend and has been enjoying showing off a bit in front of the old fogeys and his DSis. Just remember - it probably won't last much longer.

And then you'll have to deal with the 'Woe is me' at breakfast. You can't win.

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