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to think that you shouldn't have 8 children if you are incapable of controlling them?

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froken Fri 06-Sep-13 09:52:49

I have just watched an episode of in tge night garden where Mr and Mrs pontypine ( sp?) take their 8 children fora walk. Mr and Mrs pontypine were kissing snogging behind a rock. Their children climbed a tree and wouldn't come down.

Mr and Mrs pontypine had to go home without tge children ( again)

Aibu to think that maybe they should have stopped at 2 as they seem to have trouble controlling 8 children and have had to abandon them on multiple occasions? ;)

OneStepCloser Fri 06-Sep-13 12:25:00

I hate the way that they dont let the children be individuals, thats probably why they play up, they are constrained by the controlling parents.

Fairy1303 Fri 06-Sep-13 12:25:38

Perhaps they should put 6 of them up for adoption and stop scrounging.

Or sell the flat screen tv and hire a babysitter for their snogging sessions.

StanleyLambchop Fri 06-Sep-13 13:03:34

I think they need to calm down a bit. The snogging behind a rock is obviously what led to an 8 child situation in the first place!

At least they are still there though, don't get me started on absent parents -I am looking at you, Charlie & Lola's parents. Max & Ruby seem to be bringing themselves up too (thank goodness for the steadying influence of Grandma)

LittleMissGerardButlerfan Fri 06-Sep-13 13:08:42

Those poor kids being made to all dress the same!

At least as they all sleep in the same bedroom they don't have to worry about bedroom tax!

And don't get me started on how iggle piggle can fit in the ninky nonk when it's bigger than them confused

MrsDeVere Fri 06-Sep-13 13:12:31

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nauticant Fri 06-Sep-13 13:20:23

And where's Social Services, eh? Probably spending all their time at diversity workshops and other such nonsense.

JoinYourPlayfellows Fri 06-Sep-13 13:25:16

"The snogging behind a rock is obviously what led to an 8 child situation in the first place!"

They have to do it outside - the can't be getting up to those kinds of antics with the 8 kids in bed beside them!

I believe Channel 4 are making a fat porn documentary about how the Haa Hoos got so enormous.

It's going to be called Bouncing to Obesity.

Fairy1303 Fri 06-Sep-13 13:25:50

mrsdevere I am so annoyed with myself that I forgot about elvish breeders

Fairy1303 Fri 06-Sep-13 13:26:29

SELFISH breeders! Although Elvish breeders would have put her right in her place.

LookingThroughTheFog Fri 06-Sep-13 13:29:08

Elvish breeders is fantastic though! 'You know what the world needs? MORE ELVES!'

JoinYourPlayfellows Fri 06-Sep-13 13:30:29


The world definitely does need more elves. The population has been declining for centuries.

Many people have never even met an elf!

MrsDeVere Fri 06-Sep-13 13:33:27

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StanleyLambchop Fri 06-Sep-13 13:35:37

'The world definitely does need more elves. The population has been declining for centuries.'

Over to Ben & Holly then....

JoinYourPlayfellows Fri 06-Sep-13 13:37:19

"Also the Making Tiny Little Shoes In the Dead of Night industry has been in a sad decline for some years"

smile smile grin

I blame Thatcher.

AFishWithoutABicycle Fri 06-Sep-13 13:38:14

I also they all the children seem to show symptoms of a severe language delay. It's more common in large families. I am especially worried because I imagine they were premature, being octuplets, and the parents aren't providing a very good language model for them. Poor little pontypines.

AFishWithoutABicycle Fri 06-Sep-13 13:38:32

I also think....

JoinYourPlayfellows Fri 06-Sep-13 13:39:14

Britain used to lead the world in tiny little shoes.

<goes misty eyed>

Trills Fri 06-Sep-13 13:41:44

Maybe they could control 7 and #8 was just one too many.

Maybe #8 is a troublemaker

GingerPCatt Fri 06-Sep-13 13:44:14

The pontypines remind me of the Duggers. The mass of uncontrolled children they always lose or ignore, the conformity, and strict gender roles. Are they fundamentalist Christians too?

StephenFrySaidSo Fri 06-Sep-13 13:44:55

I heard they've also applied for a goat

FrigginRexManningDay Fri 06-Sep-13 13:46:39

I bet numbers 5,6,7 and 8 turn out to be right little toe rags with asbos and a string of convictions.

MrsDeVere Fri 06-Sep-13 13:48:00

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MNHubbie Fri 06-Sep-13 13:49:17

See now you've all missed the point. Remember the very beginning of the show? The little boat. Ikkle Pickle is either magically going to another dimension that he visits at night or... FAR MORE LIKELY: he is dying of dehydration, heat stroke, malnutrition and salt water poisoning and is hallucinating his appearance, the night garden and all who are there. It explains the scale issues and why he is only a visitor who doesn't sleep there. As time can move differently in hallucinations all the episodes happened over the hour or so it took him to finally die.

Ikkle Pickle is dead and you're all bickering over his ravings. You should be ashamed. A very brave show for the BBC to do but odd it was put on Ceebeebies rather than one of the late night drama slots.

Annunziata Fri 06-Sep-13 13:51:41


Pachacuti Fri 06-Sep-13 13:54:39

Even the neighbours are fed up

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