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WIBU to think of Mumsnet whilst witnessing this family today?

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QueenArseClangers Tue 29-Dec-15 19:59:06

Been a lovely afternoon today.

Took our three youngest DC to town to go ice skating and look at the lights before having dinner.

In the town centre there's a huge teepee marquee that is being used as a bar/restaurant/ during Christmas. Really lovely inside with twinkly lights and benches covered with blankets.

Anyway, whilst I was quaffing an overpriced mulled wine a group of women come in.
All nicely dressed with a gaggle of very sweet young children who proceeded to bazz around the bar area.
The women were sat ignoring the running kids who were weaving in and out of customers carrying drinks. The children (about 6 altogether) then quietened and sat down on a low stage.
Then, one go the mums turned in her seat and pipes up:
'Little Jimmy/Cuthbert/Twinkletoes! Run around again like before so I can take a photo if you!'

For fuck's sake.

Bet they'd be the first to complain if their kid ended up covered in gluhwein.

daftbesom Tue 29-Dec-15 20:34:30

Think you've said it all, OP!

FusionChefGeoff Tue 29-Dec-15 20:35:41

Why would you do that???!!


LookingForwardto2016 Tue 29-Dec-15 20:37:24


Slightly off topic but was this in Bolton?

BathshebaDarkstone Tue 29-Dec-15 20:39:03

I'd be the mum shouting "SIT. ON. YOUR. ARSES. NOW!"fblush

x2boys Tue 29-Dec-15 20:39:43

As going to say exactly the same thing Looking the big teepee thing next to the open air ice rink in bolton town centre?

LookingForwardto2016 Tue 29-Dec-15 20:41:42

Yeah x2boys!

MyCatIsABiggerBastardThanYours Tue 29-Dec-15 20:44:45

Me and you both Bathsheba grin

I am constantly amazed at the appalling manners of some people OP .

FlatOnTheHill Tue 29-Dec-15 20:46:55


Pipbin Tue 29-Dec-15 20:52:05

What cocks.
I too thought of MN when I was sat in our local where children were flying about on scooters!!

hefzi Tue 29-Dec-15 20:54:27

This sort of thing happens a lot in Marlow - little Tarquin expressing his creativity by attacking the barristas carrying hot coffee, whilst Boden mummy ignores him or verbally abuses anyone who dares ask him to sit down and stop being a danger to life and limb. The teepee sounds much better, though, even with badly behaved children - I am tempted to take a trip to Bolton!

lorelei9 Tue 29-Dec-15 20:58:41

OP, does bazz = barrel? Soz if stupid question wink

thelaundryfairy Tue 29-Dec-15 21:00:56

I would be the mum who had left her children at home and was downing all of the Glühwein. blush I adore that stuff!

The need to create non-spontaneous photographs of children acting out apparently spontaneous gestures baffles me. At least none of these children was hurt, luckily.

x2boys Tue 29-Dec-15 21:01:55

It does look fab if somewhat expensive hefzi!

x2boys Tue 29-Dec-15 21:03:11

Bazz means rush around.

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 29-Dec-15 21:06:06

Bet they'd be the first to complain if their kid ended up covered in gluhwein. That made me grin

hefzi Tue 29-Dec-15 21:07:19

x2boys ah, that sort of place always is - but it would be nice to have some mulled wine and atmosphere even so!

QueenArseClangers Tue 29-Dec-15 21:10:09

Yep it was in Bolton!
Family ice skating was £15 for us all for 45 mins and apparently the lunch menu in the teepee is pretty good (according to DH who bagged some freebies from work).

But honestly, who the fuck would be so ignorant to let their kids do that?

I had a chat with a couple of the staff who said it's been quite a regular occurrence and one lady said it's been more of a kindergarten with parents letting their children run about hmm
<waves to Bolton Mumsnetters> grin

x2boys Tue 29-Dec-15 21:13:08

Ds1 went skating with school there the council offered a limited amount of places to all primary schools in bolton I believe I keep looking at the teepee thing might pop in now waves back!

gruffaloshmuffalo Tue 29-Dec-15 21:17:14

I was about to ask if it was Bolton then I saw you confirmed it.

I want to visit the teepee. How long is it here for?

x2boys Tue 29-Dec-15 21:18:50

I think unfill early January ? With the rest of the winter wonderland stuff?

x2boys Tue 29-Dec-15 21:19:38

Untill ffs!

LookingForwardto2016 Tue 29-Dec-15 21:20:51

<Waves back> grin

I've not been in the teepee or on the ice rink, but it does look very nice. Hope you had a good time regardless of the idiots of Bolton being there grin

x2boys Tue 29-Dec-15 21:23:56


x2boys Tue 29-Dec-15 21:25:28

And yanbu sorry to go off topic!

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