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You know you're failing as a parent when... *light hearted*

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TammySwansonTwo Tue 26-Sep-17 05:58:55

...your 12 month old starts doing excited breathing when BBC iplayer comes up on the television.

I have twins who don't sleep, one with a health issue that requires a lot of monitoring and testing, and multiple chronic illnesses... thank fuck for CBeebies.

So I guess, AIBU to let my 1 year olds watch CBeebies when I urgently need 30 minutes of distraction?

And please regale me with your light hearted failure moments so I feel better grin

8isalotoflegsDayvid Tue 26-Sep-17 06:04:18

When your 2.5 year olds favourite thing to do in the whole world is watch YouTube videos on the iPad of people opening eggs with toys in them, or painting their hands.

Blue colour, blue colour, where are you?

She's limited to half an hour a day (maybe a wee bit longer if im tidying up) and it makes her furious. I'm ready for binning the thing

Tensecondrule Tue 26-Sep-17 06:04:57

Think yourself lucky that these days you can get something on the TV anytime of day or night. Back in the day nothing came on until Sesame Street at 6am....and I had it on every single morning!

dertyyuoih2 Tue 26-Sep-17 06:09:49

Blue colour blue colour where are youuuu
My 2.5 loves this, despite me clearing the YouTube history he always finds it again?! How?!!!

dertyyuoih2 Tue 26-Sep-17 06:10:40

Here I am here I am, how do you do!
It’s stuck in my head now!

Apocalyptichorsewoman Tue 26-Sep-17 06:17:53

When the television has slobbery kiss marks on it...

stevie69 Tue 26-Sep-17 06:22:32

You piss yourself every time you sneeze shock

Bringbackpublicfloggings Tue 26-Sep-17 06:32:06

When your humming the theme tune to Ben and hollys little Kingdom when doing the dishes..

MrsPringles Tue 26-Sep-17 06:35:14

When your like a cartoon jukebox, DS and I (he's 3) can do pretty stirring renditions of most of the theme tunes at the moment,

Doc McStuffins, Paw Patrol, Sophia The First, PJ Masks, Peter Rabbit

The list goes on


JungleExplorer Tue 26-Sep-17 06:35:34

You order take-away pizza and order a larger size then necessary because your 14 and 11 year old want the left overs for breakfast and you let them.

Disclaimer, I cook from scratch every day.

MrsPringles Tue 26-Sep-17 06:35:39

* You're not your

Coldhandscoldheart Tue 26-Sep-17 06:36:07

When you've had to cut the feet off an outgrown babygrow for pyjamas as your child has grown out of everything & you haven't bought enough more.

stevie69 Tue 26-Sep-17 06:38:53

Oops. Misread the thread title. I thought it said: 'You know you're a parent when .....'

My reply was borne out of hitting 50 and seeing endless adverts advising me on how I can deal with my 'oops moments'. I keep retorting (loudly) in the office: 'FFS, I don't piss myself every time I sneeze' to which all the mums laugh and say: 'WE do' smile

Anyway, no offence or confusion intended blush

BillyAndTheSillies Tue 26-Sep-17 06:50:39

You can say "happy, isn't it time for...." anywhere in the house and almost get run over by your 18 month old screaming "DDDDUUUUGGGGEEEEEEEEEEE" as he squeals to a halt in front of the tv.

Lndnmummy Tue 26-Sep-17 07:00:31

When your son is playing mummies and daddies at nursery. "I'm going to cook" he says before running off to the play kitchen. Having glares with wonder at the stove he proceeds to the microwave, presses it and shouts "DING, dinner is leady"blush

Marmite27 Tue 26-Sep-17 07:03:25

When you realise you're singing the words to 'I am a weed' rather than the words in the hymn book in church blush

NerrSnerr Tue 26-Sep-17 07:05:01

When your toddler calls the freezer the 'ice cream fridge'.

OuchBollocks Tue 26-Sep-17 07:07:15

Heard DD singing 'blue finger blue finger where are you?' from the living room while I was in the kitchen tidying up. Aww cute. NO! She had managed to get the little pots of paint out of the cellophane in front of the CBeebies magazine, had whipped her socks off and was merrily painting herself blue.

IamImportantToo Tue 26-Sep-17 07:17:58

*Jungle Explorer
Wtf? That is WINNING as a parent.** I do it too.** It’s similar to batch cooking.**

meyouus Tue 26-Sep-17 10:20:16

You give vegetable fingers 3x a week and class it as a vegetable serving. (He gets lots of vegetable stuff at nursery)

Spuddington Tue 26-Sep-17 10:25:41

Those surprise egg videos must have subliminal messages in them.

Oysterbabe Tue 26-Sep-17 10:26:17

DD's first word in the morning, often before even opening her eyes is "Peppa?"
She knows most episodes and all songs off by heart and can reel off the whole cast list. She's 21 months. In mitigation, I'm pregnant and so so tired. Sometimes I just need her to sit still for a while.

10storeylovesong Tue 26-Sep-17 10:30:34

When you ask your 4 year old what he fancies for tea and his reply is "dominos"

QueenOfTheSkies Tue 26-Sep-17 10:36:08

when DD (20 months) runs straight in from the school run, parks in front of the tv and shouts 'raa raa!' every morning (its the only way i get anything done). Boy does she yell if i'm slow to turn it on!!

InDubiousBattle Tue 26-Sep-17 10:37:46

Took dd to her 2 year review with the hv yesterday, she's 26 months. They show them a picture of a partially drawn person, so a round body with a face but only one arm and one leg and some other features missing. They see if they identity it as 'a person' so 'mummy, snowman' etc would do. Dd looks at it and goes 'Daddy Pig!'

We were walking up the road with both dc and ds (3.9 years)was wanting a treat for getting stars during the week, he said 'I can have a treat becasue i've been a good boy and got lots of stars'. True. He went on '^his sisters name^ can't because she's been a little sod' Also true but mortifying none the less blush!

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