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DD1(10) is having a go cos I'm having a glass of wine and have already had a beer.

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noodlingabout Sat 05-Mar-16 20:50:02

I've given her pretty short shrift. Thanked her for the advice, pointed out I don't drink a drop Monday - Thursday and reminded her I also had a g&t when her play dates mum came to pick up her friend (if she's counting).

She's quoting unit limits at me and refused to pass me the glass DHpoured.
Sheesh. Is this how it's going to be if I let her stay up on a Saturday night?

Are we going to turn into Patsy and Saffie?

Definitely starting to feel like bedtime (for her). grin

TheSnowFairy Sat 05-Mar-16 20:51:47

Yanbu. Send her upstairs grin

longdiling Sat 05-Mar-16 20:52:53

Oh dear. House rules here are not to make a nuisance of yourself if you're hoping to stay up late. Being rude definitely counts as making a nuisance of yourself so time for bed I'd say!

kelper Sat 05-Mar-16 20:53:46

Haha, my ds(8) poured me a glass of wine the other week. I told i knew there was a reason i had him 😂😂😂 definitely send her to bed!

DancingDinosaur Sat 05-Mar-16 20:54:29

Oh god, my 6 and 8 yr old do that. 6 year old spots it in the fridge and sternly tells me I'm not to drink that until Friday. And even on Friday I'm not to drink all of it shock

TattyDevine Sat 05-Mar-16 20:57:21

Lol at Edwina and Saffie.

My son (8) is very sanctimonious about smoking. I don't smoke but my bessie mate does, the mum of his bessie.

"I just don't understand it when it smells so dreadful and ultimately kills you".

Oh shut up boy, off you fuck upstairs. Lol.

RudeElf Sat 05-Mar-16 20:57:54

Oh, sounds like bedtime! grin

noodlingabout Sat 05-Mar-16 20:58:55

She used to pour me a glass, no bother. This where educating them gets you.

Longdiling, I think we just got a new house rule grin thank you!

RudeElf Sat 05-Mar-16 20:59:53

I used to take all the drink orders from parents/aunties/uncles/older cousins from around age 8 and go mix them all and serve on a tray. I loved that job. Paid quite well too! grin

OddBoots Sat 05-Mar-16 21:00:42

Wasn't there a study recently that today's teens drink, smoke and take fewer drugs than any of the generations before them?

TaliZorahVasNormandy Sat 05-Mar-16 21:02:00

My DD tried to get preachy about the amount of sugar in fizzy drinks. She was ignored.

Taking education too far! grin

MakingJudySmile Sat 05-Mar-16 21:02:51

"Grape or grain, but never the twain"

See your DD is wise, it's all in the order you have them, she didn't mention the G&T because you had it before the beer so it's ok - "beer before liquor, never been sicker".

noodlingabout Sat 05-Mar-16 21:02:57

I think I might calling her 'sweetie-darling' and trade up to Bolly. We all need a role model, right? And look, if it makes her rebel and turn swotty, job done. Win, win. I'm perma-pissed, she gets a good degree.

Yup, it's a plan grin

TaliZorahVasNormandy Sat 05-Mar-16 21:06:05

Oh and that is the same child who loves to remind me I have a nut allergy and what I cant eat.

Payback is coming for that girl.

YouTheCat Sat 05-Mar-16 21:08:26

My 21 year old dd hardly drinks. She's never been preachy over how much I drink though. Tbh I so rarely had a drink while she was still up when she was younger that she probably had no idea how much I was drinking anyway.

BarbaraofSeville Sat 05-Mar-16 21:11:28

I hope you never let her have sweets or fizzy drinks etc because almost everything has more than the recommended daily amount of sugar in them smile. Water only I think.

The daily recommended alcohol limits are laughably puritanical and basically suggest that any woman who has more than one drink on any given day is binge drinking. I don't believe that having the weekly recommended amount over 2 or 3 days plus no alcohol in the rest of the week is necessarily harmful.

whattodowiththepoo Sat 05-Mar-16 21:12:32

Well she's a little bloody genius isn't she.

janethegirl2 Sat 05-Mar-16 21:13:04

My ds doesn't drink, my dd loves a drink as do I, but he doesn't care what we drink.

How old is your dd OP? And do you care about her restrictions cos I wouldn't!

friendlyfoxes Sat 05-Mar-16 21:14:54


I was very sanctimonious about smoking as a child too, Tatty

noodlingabout Sat 05-Mar-16 21:15:53

I knew the debating society was a bad move. Now I think of it, I recall my own mothers dark mutterings about children thinking for themselves.

On the bright side, she's now in bed. Way-hey fill em up DH.

On the way out She kissed me goodnight and said 'mummy your breath smells like sourdough starter'.

I've created a puritanical, mc north London monster. What has DH done? (I had nothing to do with it, yer honour). It'll be climate change next. I'll have to drink in the dark.

MyMoneyIsAllSpent Sat 05-Mar-16 21:18:42

Who was it that regularly drank a bottle of champagne every night and lived until 97 ish? Greta Garbo? I forget.. (wine fuddled brain smile) We all have to die. Frankly, I would rather go in an alcoholic haze than be sitting in a care home for ten years on my commode!

noodlingabout Sat 05-Mar-16 21:19:59

barbara you're a wise woman. Puritanical is the word.

On the other hand. I confess to getting a bit preachy about fizzy drinks. Type two diabetes might have been mentioned. Once or twice. Maybe it's a teeny bit my fault.
blush grin

velourvoyageur Sat 05-Mar-16 21:21:31

Aw bless her

I was a manipulative little shit at times and used to cry if my mum had a cigarette grin which was about ten across my whole childhood
am living proof that 90s anti-smoking rhetoric did its job

I smoke now blush

also used to cry if she brought home leaflets about diabetes from the GP hmm weird child

noodlingabout Sat 05-Mar-16 21:21:44

Cheers mymoney!

You talk a lot of sense. I expect you're a doctor. grin

Bonkerz Sat 05-Mar-16 21:23:30

My own 10 year old DD is the same and always tuts when I open cider or wine. I find myself getting defensive when I really should be telling her to bugger off! She's the reason I drink ;0)

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