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to have expected my 5 and 3 yo boys to sit still for 20 minutes in a cafe after school today?

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chlorine Fri 13-Sep-13 19:50:58

Particularly as they always want to go in and it was supposed to be a treat for them! Argghh.

CaptainSweatPants Fri 13-Sep-13 19:52:46


At that age after school they need to run & run some more

Much like dogs grin

BoundandRebound Fri 13-Sep-13 19:53:21

5 year old no
3 year old yes

commuterbelt Fri 13-Sep-13 19:53:29

yes grin

NewNameforNewTerm Fri 13-Sep-13 19:58:17

I think you are expecting a bit much, but I don't know your children. It has been a long and exhausting week for my school's 5 year olds. To quote one of my nephews "I've run out of goodness". I've seen quite a bit of this missing "goodness" as they all walked home!

YoureBeingADick Fri 13-Sep-13 20:00:58

you have my sympathy OP my two played merry hell today. all I needed was 3 minutes to give a quick on street interview and they had to stand beside me quietly. they are 8 and 4. did they stand quiety? did they fuck! 4 year old bolted up the street and 8 year old after him then kicked me when I brought him back! fuming is not the word. there have been stern words.

Branleuse Fri 13-Sep-13 20:02:26

yabu. It was only ever going to be hideous

Sleepwhenidie Fri 13-Sep-13 20:02:49

5-10 minutes, YANBU. 20? Straight after school and a no doubt sugary snack/drink (or is that just me blush?) - YABVU

phantomnamechanger Fri 13-Sep-13 20:04:00

Friday afternoon at the end of the first week back? YAB deluded my dear!

SantanaLopez Fri 13-Sep-13 20:08:29

grin at 'I've run out of goodness', that's great.

pixwix Fri 13-Sep-13 20:08:46

Bless you!

ProphetOfDoom Fri 13-Sep-13 20:12:29

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chlorine Fri 13-Sep-13 20:14:19

Am feeling suitably chastised. When will I

Nagoo Fri 13-Sep-13 20:20:01

I knew my 2YO was going to be an arsehole this week when I tried to go for coffee. She excelled herself. It's the triumph of hope over experience isn't it?

BlackeyedSusan Fri 13-Sep-13 20:23:32

they should be able to sit for about 3 minutes and 5 minutes.

TheProsAndConsOfHitchhiking Fri 13-Sep-13 20:26:27

Bless You! flowers

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