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to think ds does not need to say 'mum' and I say 'yes' each time he says something to me

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daphnesglasses Sun 27-Oct-13 15:15:41

grin bless him.

if I don't say yes he says mum again till I say yes and then says the thing

mawbroon Sun 27-Oct-13 15:17:32

It's to make sure that they have successfully diverted our attention away from MN wink

iklboo Sun 27-Oct-13 15:18:22

DS does this. He's nearly 8. If he doesn't get a response immediately he repeats 'mum' until I do.

ginmakesitallok Sun 27-Oct-13 15:19:15

Dd(10) is the same, drives me mad

SPsTombRaidingWithCliff Sun 27-Oct-13 15:19:39

Mum, mum, mum, mum, mum, mum,

I get that all day! I can say yes ams he just keeps going. Its like he can't stop

I still do this to my mum blush

She often threatens to change her name grin

BurnThisDiscoDown Sun 27-Oct-13 15:31:31

SP I have the same conversation with my DS!
Him: mummy...
Me: yes?
Him: mummy
Me: yes?
Ad infinitum. grin

OverMyDeadQODdy Sun 27-Oct-13 15:32:07


My dh always says my name is QOD have we got, QOD can you ... Etc, drives me NUTS!

However, dd and I just start talking
Ie have we got ...

Now WE know we are not talking to him but because we didn't specify we weren't but prefixing a mum .... He always fecking answers!!
Drives me NUTS!

He can't win.

MrsTerryPratchett Sun 27-Oct-13 15:32:17

Family Guy.

ha ha - he really really does need to say that. In the same way I have to ackowledge every single thing that DS (5) says.
And at bedtime mum! mum! mum! muuuuum!
ermmm muum uhhhhmmmmmm
yes? goodnight
mum! mum! muuuuuum!....

RandallFloyd Sun 27-Oct-13 15:38:19

Oh my god, I was about to start an almost identical thread.

My DS is lovely, he is the sweetest funniest 2yo there has ever been. But I am seriously about to lose my shit.

He repeats every single sodding sentence until I say it back to him. Then says it once more just to confirm.

'I'll call the NumberJacks'
'I'll call the NumberJacks'
'I'll call the NumberJacks'
'I'll call the NumberJacks'
'I'll call the NumberJacks'
'I'll call the NumberJacks'
'I'll call the NumberJacks'

'Yes, fine, call the Numberjacks!'

'I'll call the NumberJacks'

daphnesglasses Sun 27-Oct-13 16:35:04

smile thanks everyone - always good to see the funny side and I loved the family guy cartoon mrsterrypratchett grin

yourlittlesecret Sun 27-Oct-13 16:53:42

I'm here
Can I / will you /when is?

Ha, DS2 still does it at 15 grin.

NoelOfLorst Sun 27-Oct-13 17:00:51

My six year old...

HIM: Mummy...
ME: Yes?
HIM: Mummy...
ME: Yes love?
HIM: umm mummy....
ME: You haven't thought of what to say yet have you?


Shallishanti Sun 27-Oct-13 17:04:00

If it's just 'Mum' it's not so's 'Muuu...uuum' that did my head in.

Bambamb Sun 27-Oct-13 17:06:43

I was having this exact rant to DH this morning. Drives me crazy!
DS is 4, I was hoping he'd grow out of it soon. .....

ditavonteesed Sun 27-Oct-13 17:08:53

you know what
no but I'm sure your going to tell me
I forgot

uselessinformation Sun 27-Oct-13 18:20:04

ds aged 15 still does that!

kawliga Sun 27-Oct-13 18:31:45

Oh my, I don't find this funny at all, it drives me crazy. DD is six and by now she knows it is not acceptable to do this. She says 'mum, can I have a sweet?' not 'mum, mum, mum, mum' waiting for me to answer before she asks her question. Sometimes she forgets and goes 'mum, mum, mum, mum' (silence from me) and then remembers so she just follows up with the question 'can I have a sweet?'. Then I answer. She knows if she just calls me endlessly she will get no answer from me, she might as well go ahead and say what she wants.

This might sound harsh but I just had to train her that way or go out of my mind. But I also had to teach her that this rule only applies if we're physically together in the same room or she knows I'm nearby and knows I can hear her. Obviously it wouldn't work if I were out of ear shot as she would ask the question and then there would be no answer so in that situation she has to call 'mum, mum, mum!' to try and figure out where I am. I will say 'I'm in the kitchen!' and then she can find me and ask her question.

I pay her the same respect and don't go 'DD! DD! DD!' if I want to speak to her. I just say 'DD can you come pick this up' and if she doesn't respond then either I approach her to get her attention or if it's not important I wait until I have her attention. Glad for those able to see the funny side of being endlessly called but it just really annoys me.

BrainSurgeon Sun 27-Oct-13 18:38:33

Joining the club. DS is 5 and not only he does that all the time, but he also shouts from downstairs when I'm upstairs and viceversa confused

Sometimes when I start to lose my temper he'll just call me and say "I love you", the little shit monkey

grin @ ditta

BrainSurgeon Sun 27-Oct-13 18:40:40

Interesting that the majority so far (on the thread I mean) are boys. I think it's a "mummy's boy" thing smile

indecisiveandclueless Sun 27-Oct-13 18:42:27

Haha, I'd forgotten this!
Mine just don't bother talking to me any more (teens), just the occasional grunt!

ProfYaffle Sun 27-Oct-13 18:45:08

Oh Lordy, am I not the only one then?! Both my dd's do this, at least dd1 (9) does it when she wants to ask something specific. dd2 (6) is of the "Mum?", "yes?", "........", "what dd2?", "can ... um ... is ....", "WHAT?!", "I love you" persuasion.

happinessisfree Sun 27-Oct-13 18:46:42

My 8 year old daughter still does this and if I dont answer quick enough she says my name instead

Iwaswatchingthat Sun 27-Oct-13 18:49:26

I get "Mummy can I tell you something?"

I have to confirm "yes" or the question just gets repeated over and over and over again.

I don't understand why she does not just start speaking.

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