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dunkedbiscuits Mon 26-Jan-15 20:59:55

He's turned into a deaf womble. He's driving me crazy!
Ask him to do something and he will either not listen and so I'll have to ask repeatedly getting louder and louder. Or he'll wander off and get distracted en route or come back and ask what I asked. Everything is done at the pace of a snail. He's also got an answer for everything and has got a bit of attitude.
His hearing is fine in case you're wondering, he had his second lot of grommets just before starting school.
My dsis said her ds is just coming out of this phase, he's 6. Not sure I can wait that long!

coolaschmoola Mon 26-Jan-15 21:01:36

My three year old has suddenly developed all of the above.... She's driving me mad!

DropYourSword Mon 26-Jan-15 21:02:15

Giving you a heads up now, some people will take issue with your wording...

dunkedbiscuits Mon 26-Jan-15 21:34:47

Which words? Womble or deaf?
He spent the first two years of his life profoundly deaf. Now we've had his hearing sorted he doesn't listen.
And he wombles around, slowly, distractedly. Unless that's offensive to wombles?

JinglyJanglyMe Mon 26-Jan-15 21:48:45

grin I should maybe keep this bit of information to myself but ehm that post reminds me so much of my son as a teenager.
So funny how they can hear you and move rapidly when they want to though isn't it?
OP brew and cake or wine in fact have all three!
I love wombles smile

Galvanized Mon 26-Jan-15 21:50:11

drop is referring to your provokotive title, OP. YABU.

Theboodythatrocked Mon 26-Jan-15 21:52:04

Clearky it's a joke ffs!

dunkedbiscuits Mon 26-Jan-15 21:53:02

I love wombles too! I've even got a load of stories on cd read by Bernard Cribbins (reminds me of being little!).
I even love my little womble as much as he drives me potty.
Jingly are you trying to tell me that it could be years before he stops?????!!! Crack open the wine and choc right now! Oh and he moves 'like the Flash' when he wants something just not when I've asked him to put his shoes away.

Whereisegg Mon 26-Jan-15 22:01:03

grin at womble? or deaf?

Dss is a complete womble, and ds seems unable to hear me unless I whisper the word "chocolate" 2 rooms away.

I'm not sure which is more infuriating.

Timeforabiscuit Mon 26-Jan-15 22:05:26

Deaf womble sums it up perfectly.

Dd is like this - lost in her own little bubble, which would be endearing if we didn't have things like start times or other petty constraints!

JinglyJanglyMe Mon 26-Jan-15 22:13:13

Tee Hee Hee no hun it won't go on for years, it kind of stops and starts their hearing and snail like moves. I know if I asked my teen did he want £10 he could hear me clearly. The "have you tidied your room?" the select deafness appeared again its amazing. grin
Or can you nip to the shop and get a pint of milk would be followed by godsake, do I have to, why do I always have to go blah blah (he did not always have to go) it was such a big hassle. His friend comes to the door, you want to come to the shop with me? Jackets on and he's off like a rocket. grin

I knew they meant take offence and your post title sad

Blueundies Mon 26-Jan-15 22:18:39

I regularly want to throttle mine - all same stuff.

OwlinaTree Mon 26-Jan-15 22:28:01

Wombles were good at tidying up though, is he good at that?

DropYourSword Mon 26-Jan-15 22:33:33

I know it's a joke and it doesn't bother me at all, it's a turn of phrase I would use. But I have seen some other posters pretty much lay into people for saying similar things and wanted to warn the OP she might need to don a hard hat!!

JinglyJanglyMe Mon 26-Jan-15 22:37:10

dropyoursword I know your not sure whether to advise a hard hat or fire blanket. Ive given up on here to not offend anyone its impossible! Know you were just giving a heads up (or down lol)

JinglyJanglyMe Mon 26-Jan-15 22:38:00

< wants a wobble to do housework grin

QTPie Mon 26-Jan-15 22:44:39

Oh yes... I am with you.

DS has just turned 5. Love him dearly. He is not naughty as such, but he is loud (all silly nonsense noises and "Jelly jelly jelly" and "something-or-other AND Mmmmmeeeee!!!!"), but complete inability to listen or focus (unless chocolate or ice cream are mentioned - in which case he can hear from the other end of the house!). Really distracted. I will tell him something (ie what we are doing today), then 30 seconds later he will ask "what are we doing today?". I am forever repeating myself. Really try to get down to his level and get eye contact whenever possible.

There should be a 50% chance that he will get his shoe on the right foot. No. Everything needs supervising. Not because he can't do it (like putting socks and shoes on), just because he will get distracted and it won't get done (he will still be faffing there 10 minutes later).

I am constantly nagging him to "hurry up!" or "slow down!" - there is no happy medium...

Very frustrating. Do want yo throttle him (a few times each day), but love him dearly. Praying he grows out of it soon... Whilst I have a shred of sanity.

RedRideMeGood Mon 26-Jan-15 22:44:43

My just 4yo DS is exactly the same. He reduces me to tears and some days I'd quite happily hand him over to anyone who is willing to take him. He seems to have lost all manners and replaced them with an attitude too. I'm hoping this isn't really going to last years. I think I need a drink!

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