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to think that Big Nutbrown Hare...

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caramelchameleeeeeon Sat 11-Feb-17 08:50:17 a bit of an areshole?

He's so competitive against his own child, to the point where he's muttering under his breath as the kid sleeps just because he has to have the last word.

We get it, big man. You've got longer arms and you're better at this than your toddler. Well done you. biscuit

MetalMidget Sat 11-Feb-17 08:52:08


Gileswithachainsaw Sat 11-Feb-17 08:54:43



Allfednonedead Sat 11-Feb-17 08:54:47

YES! I really dislike that book. FFS, why is he continually insisting he is bigger and better.
Then even at the end, he has to have the last word. Ugh.
We were given a copy and I passed it on at the earliest opportunity.
Phew. I feel better having got that off my chest!

drivingmisspotty Sat 11-Feb-17 08:56:06


That book though. I know it is meant to be a heart warming modern classic. But there is no storyline. It is so dull. And twee.

dowhatnow Sat 11-Feb-17 09:00:14

I love that book. Used similar sayings with my DC, but I see your point grin

Marmite27 Sat 11-Feb-17 09:01:40

Yes absolutely!

Marmite27 Sat 11-Feb-17 09:04:15

Dc's favourite ted is a pair of nutty hares, we make sure the little one gets his way sometimes and don't read the book at it makes me cross angry

user1471517900 Sat 11-Feb-17 09:04:36

So many red flags. Sounds like Mrs Hare should LTB.

Butttons Sat 11-Feb-17 09:04:39

Yes!! That book is all about one-upmanship. Little nut brown hair just wants to express his feelings and big nut brown hair trumps him at every pass. I hate it!

MetalMidget Sat 11-Feb-17 09:06:19

It reminds me of Competitive Dad off the Fast Show!

dowhatnow Sat 11-Feb-17 09:08:09

But it's such a lovely book...


TupperwareTat Sat 11-Feb-17 09:10:00


He just wants him to know that his love is neverending.

bear I Love him too bear

caramelchameleeeeeon Sat 11-Feb-17 09:19:40

Metal grin oh my goodness yes!

DontTouchTheMoustache Sat 11-Feb-17 09:29:12

YANBU he is an arrogant little shit.

OhWhatFuckeryIsThisNow Sat 11-Feb-17 09:33:34

Dh managed to "lose" our copy of that book. When I asked he just said "competitive dad". Dd never liked it much anyway.

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Sat 11-Feb-17 09:35:33

Yeah totally.
Luckily our copy is a pop up edition and we have to be "very careful as it's so beautiful" I have hidden it

RatOnnaStick Sat 11-Feb-17 09:37:17

Oh god DS2 brings these books home from nursery at every sodding opportunity. He really likes the summer and the winter ones. I hate them. So boring.

Chippednailvarnishing Sat 11-Feb-17 09:38:38

Well DD loves me more than pasta.


NoFuckingRoomOnMyBroom Sat 11-Feb-17 09:59:20

We quite like the book, DS loves me to the end of the Milky Way & back again thanks to it grin

liquidrevolution Sat 11-Feb-17 10:08:57

YANBU I loathe that book with a passion.

One upmanship at its worst dressed up as twee shite.

Love ten little fingers though smile

ByTheSea Sat 11-Feb-17 10:09:45


Crumbs1 Sat 11-Feb-17 10:12:08

Used to be one of my favourites. The adult children still quote " I love you to the moon" and expect me to say " Ah but I love you to the moon.....and back".
I can't see it as competitive rather that there is nothing on earth that exceeds a good parent's love for their child. Mine found it reassuring and knew it was a way of talking about unconditional love. They know still our love is unconditional.

cardibach Sat 11-Feb-17 10:16:53

I'm with crumbs. It's not one upmanship - the little one thinks he's 'won' (I don't even see it as a competition) and the big one is just pointing out nobody could love anything/one more than he loves his child.

Bluegrass Sat 11-Feb-17 10:25:53

Is their sex ever specified, haven't read it for a while?

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