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Pedestriana Mon 22-Jun-15 18:46:45

This morning my mother gave me my breakfast, fed the cat and did several jobs before sitting down with her bowl of cereal. I asked her if I could watch the tv.
She said only whilst she ate her breakfast.
I didn't put the tv on CBEEBIES but was watching Bananas in Pajamas.

I heard her eating and saw her take the bowl away into the kitchen. Then she told me to turn off the tv.

WIBU to scream, cry, lay on the floor and shout because I didn't know she meant to turn of the tv once she'd finished her breakfast? Also WABU to scream and shout whilst sitting on the naughty step until she sent me upstairs so she could have a few minutes peace before taking me out for the morning?

hiddenhome Mon 22-Jun-15 18:51:13

Locate the tub of Sudocrem and smother liberally all over yourself and the carpet smile

Laladeepsouth Mon 22-Jun-15 19:02:30

Your mother's behavior is obviously intolerable, and you cannot allow it continue without protest -- lest she does not learn from her mistake. Never give up, OP. The kind of "bait and switch" behavior she evidenced re the cereal/tv incident is a red flag. You have much more work to do to get her under control. Good luck!

MrsHenryMountbattenWindsor Mon 22-Jun-15 20:01:57


Today I was being very helpful with some cake decorating, only to be yelled at (yes YELLED!!) for licking the buttercream knife then continuing to use it to spread the buttercream. Apparently I'd "been told several times". I have no idea what she was talking about.

Bloody ungrateful.

WishUponAStar88 Mon 22-Jun-15 20:08:51

Yanbu. I'm on 9 months and my mum is already a nightmare. Today I thought I'd eat some stones, as you do. And she actually took them right out of my mouth so I couldn't swallow them, cow.
And she never lets me chew cables/ plugs sad <dm sadface>

eggyface Mon 22-Jun-15 21:24:49

YANBU. My mother won't let me watch In The Night Garden til 6.20. Claims it's an evening programme and not on earlier. Obviously it's on all day. The clue's in the f'ing name, isn't it.

MadAsgardian Mon 22-Jun-15 21:32:49

You wait until you're 10. Apparently it is unreasonable to want to watch episodes of Lego Ninjago back to back for 3 hours a night. Also, I am expected to ask before I watch anything on Netflix in case it's not suitable angry

atonofwashing Mon 22-Jun-15 21:38:38

God, Mad, I am almost 9. You poor sod. Mind you, I love winding my mum up by watching Cbeebies. She keeps telling me I should be watching something a bit more grown up, but after a day at school being bossed around by other adults, quite frankly I just want some down time.

TalcAndTurnips Mon 22-Jun-15 21:45:15

Frankly I find it demeaning that I am expected to wipe my own arse.

And I had a bath last night - why on earth do I need one today?

momtothree Mon 22-Jun-15 21:50:43

Mom said shes sick of American teen tat blaring from the tv while im on my tablet with earphones plugged in ... whats that all about? She can still cook and clean round after me EVEN with a headache ... some people need to chill out!!!

monkeysox Mon 22-Jun-15 21:55:34

Mine took my torch and leap pad out of my room when I told her I liked playing on it in my covers . fucker . I'm five , it's not like I'm a baby or anything like that . I'm seriously considering ltb over this .

OhEmGeee Mon 22-Jun-15 21:59:22

My Mum just won't put on the programme I want on TV, she claims she doesn't decide what cbeebies puts on but I know she's lying. Surely if I demand Bing she should just put it on right?

Crownjewel Mon 22-Jun-15 22:05:11

I'm 9 months old and my evil mother has put soft items behind all the doors in the house, she says its to stop me slamming the doors into the walls and denting the plaster (she's too bloody late there) with the door handles, but I KNOW the only reason she's done it is because she's a fun-sucking party-pooping old hag confused the only way around this gross injustice is to open the baby lotion and squirt it like a projectile all over the walls. That'll learn her.

monkeysox Mon 22-Jun-15 22:05:48

You need to learn the buttons. I can choose what to watch on I player. Learning a bit in reception has proven slightly useful afterall

monkeysox Mon 22-Jun-15 22:08:30

Young ones, i suggest a dirty protest in response to these acts of dictatorship. Nothing gets the message across like a load of shit. You'll soon learn. Night night. Mini monkey

MehsMum Mon 22-Jun-15 22:13:12

Hah, wait until you're in your teens and have proper exams and the evil bag keeps harping on, 'How's your revision going, darling?'

What fucking revision? I'm on Tumblr, leaking brain cells like a sieve leaks water.

We got pre-emptive revenge in as toddlers, stealing salami out of the fridge, treading food into the carpets, screaming our way round the shops and lying crying on the pavement till we got a carry. You can't do that at 16 unless you want the police called...

Make the most of it while you can, that's our advice...

Pedestriana Mon 22-Jun-15 22:29:09

I feel your pain all of you. At 4, I know everything. I know she didn't have any cereal in her bowl, lying cow. She just pretended to fill it up and eat it, making convincing noises.

AND like you Talc I'm expected to wipe my own bum now. I don't know why she keeps checking once I've been. She keeps mentioning starting school and being ready.

I did manage to tread play sand and glitter through the lounge four times yesterday though. I saw her cheek start twitching when she got the hoover out the last time. Just wait 'til she moves the rug!

DarkEvilMoon Mon 22-Jun-15 22:43:52

You need to learn the refuse to go to bed game, it is brilliant fun. Winds mum up a treat. Especially if you pretend to see a spider, scream blue murder and then refuse to go to sleep until the entire contents of you book shelf has been removed from the wall, including fittings to get the tiny thing. Getting her to take apart the entire bed and hoover all the items was just an added perk. Meanie sent me to bed with a threat of taking my computer games away. They are mine, I bought them with my christmas money and she has no right. Besides not like she would know how to play the things away. And she says I need to learn how to play card games. Pfft. I'll show her. Tomo I will scream and scream and refuse to go to school. She hates that game. Gets all twitchy. Perhaps I might have to play it every day for revenge.

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