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to want children who behave - light hearted

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superbagpuss Mon 27-May-13 08:11:39

I have 3.11 DT boys
I spend most of the day trying to get them to behave, stop messing around and to listen to me

it really annoys me, if they just behaved we could have a happy life together

anyone out there cracked this or am I being unreasonable?

PS any examples of your DC not behaving? I currently have DT crying on toilet because he changed his mind about needing to go after getting me and dh involved in a process he can do on his own

HollyBerryBush Mon 27-May-13 08:15:37

Put them in the garden.

Children make noise, sadly they don't come with removable batteries.

>equally light hearted<

superbagpuss Mon 27-May-13 08:20:31


I do use my garden but I feel bad for the neighbours having to hear their noise as well

Timetoask Mon 27-May-13 08:22:29

I hear you!
It is too early for the garden... Some people actually sleep!
I am waiting for it to be 9am so that we can go out on bikes or something.

dribbleface Mon 27-May-13 08:32:55

Feeling your pain, ds's (5 and 19mths) are fighting. ^^ also waiting for a reasonable hour to chuck at least one of them outside. :-)

papooser Mon 27-May-13 09:49:01

I have DT boys too. At 3-4 years it was unbearable. At 7 they are (mostly) delightful although still very energetic (garden has come into its own..). It does get better. Really. School helps a lot too. Hang on in there.

superbagpuss Mon 27-May-13 10:07:07

thanks everyone, glad its not just me

NynaevesSister Mon 27-May-13 10:15:09

When the weather is nice, I pack up breakfast and as soon as we get up we go to the local playground. Is amazing how much like shorts/jogging bottoms and t-shirts many pjs are. If feeling particularly fed up then you can grab everyone as is and straight out door. Then no worries about noise and playground is usually empty.

StinkyElfCheese Mon 27-May-13 10:17:57

I have dts who are 4. They are like your two except I also have a 7 yr old dd who likes to ' get involved'

I make sure they get a run a day - but like a Labrador smile we don't have a garden so that not an option for us but if we did they would be on it all the time smile

They are getting slightly better behaved now I find one to one time helps I leave one on the ds in living room and bring one in the kitchen with his reading book or do some writing etc then swap

HenriettaPye Mon 27-May-13 10:18:04

I have 12 year old twin brothers.

There's not a day goes by that they don't fight!! Good luck!

BadRoly Mon 27-May-13 10:18:38

Dc4 is almost 4. I keep joking that he is the one who will break me. EVERYTHING is a battle at the moment and he is a little bugger. But it will pass and a new set of problems will begin grin

sjuperyoni Mon 27-May-13 10:21:13

We garden ds as much as possible grin or lately having a walk to the park and letting him run riot that stops the general destruction of the house but he's only 18 months so i don't know how long that'll work for hmm hopefully long enough for me to have dd2 in august then i can be 'sprightly' again and chase the wee minx wink

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