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To think the point of having children is so you can have them make you cups of tea?

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DonnyAndVladSittingInATree Mon 18-Dec-17 20:35:00

My 12 year old didn’t get that memo apparently hmm who do I complain to about this faulty product?

ringle Mon 18-Dec-17 20:36:06

12! That's not a child. That's staff!

nancy75 Mon 18-Dec-17 20:36:21

I hate tea, if my 12 year old made it for me I would sling her out (and the tea with her)grin

ShirleyPhallus Mon 18-Dec-17 20:36:27

I am in my 30s and hate tea and it still grates that my parents made me make them tea all through my teens

Even now they’ll say “Shirley it’s your turn to make tea” and I say no, basically

Tea is fucking awful

spanieleyes Mon 18-Dec-17 20:36:41

I had mine so they could change blown light bulbs! (I'm rather short, they're rather tall!)

thelastredwinegum Mon 18-Dec-17 20:37:11

Everytime I stood up after a certain age my dad would ask if I was making a drink grin

AnonymousToday2 Mon 18-Dec-17 20:37:40

My 9 year old makes a sterling cup of coffee ☕️ YANBU

Soubriquet Mon 18-Dec-17 20:37:56

Absoutely. Can't wait till my 4 year old(oldest) is old enough

Saying that though, dh makes me a cup of tea whenever I ask so maybe mine will get out of it

abbsisspartacus Mon 18-Dec-17 20:37:56

My 17 year old tells me it's not a woman's place she makes her 8 year old brother make coffee instead I think I trained her well grin

pemberleypearl Mon 18-Dec-17 20:38:36

I don't drink tea which means I don't make great tea. Which means at 27 I still don't have to make my mum tea....

gabsdot Mon 18-Dec-17 20:39:24

Kids have lots of uses, emptying the bins, putting out the bins, bringing in the bins.....

HappyAndRelaxed Mon 18-Dec-17 20:39:35

YANBU. It's whoever is standing nearest the kettle makes the tea. grin

lovelyjubilly Mon 18-Dec-17 20:40:03

Surely it's safer to teach them how to pour a glass of wine. Wouldn't want them scalding themselves now would we?

Flopjustwantscoffee Mon 18-Dec-17 20:40:11

My mums trick would be to say "tea?" "Oh, yes I'd love one" "great I'll have one too, pop the kettle on" angry she's a great mum otherwise though. My son would gladly make me tea but he's only three so I can't let him (yet)

TDHManchester Mon 18-Dec-17 20:40:21

I think they make useful footstools......

TheVanguardSix Mon 18-Dec-17 20:40:48

You need some Irish DNA if you're going to actually have one of these creatures on hand to make a proper cuppa. And you'll need a box of Barry's gold blend.

Otherwise I'd just get an Echo or a guinea pig.

Raffles1981 Mon 18-Dec-17 20:41:10

My son is 3 months old. How long before I can start training him in the art of tea making? I only had him so someone would look after me in my old age grin

averylongtimeago Mon 18-Dec-17 20:41:18

Mum used to like a cuppa about nine every evening. She used to sit on the sofa and sort of "clack" her lips - "put the kettle on dear"

Tried that with my two, no such luck!

Marylou2 Mon 18-Dec-17 20:46:10

I have a similarly faulty 10 year old product. Maybe they're from the same batch? We could organise a recall.

DonnyAndVladSittingInATree Mon 18-Dec-17 20:46:36

I had mine so they could change blown light bulbs! (I'm rather short, they're rather tall!)


Vanguard we are Irish but I’m going to insist DS surrenders his passport after the filth he presented me with tonight!

Raffles you know those kiddie plastic tea cups? Get him started now! grin

Jengnr Mon 18-Dec-17 20:46:52

Tea is gross but I can’t wait for mine to make me coffee.

TalkinBoutWhat Mon 18-Dec-17 20:50:03

You didn't start her early enough, you need to start them early enough that they think making you a cup of a tea is a privilege, not a chore!

LaPompadour Mon 18-Dec-17 20:51:39

That's not why you have children, make your own cup!
Children are there to kill spiders. And find your phone.

QueenArnica Mon 18-Dec-17 20:51:48

My 14 year old dd brings me a cuppa every morning in bed!

DonnyAndVladSittingInATree Mon 18-Dec-17 20:52:16

You’re right talkin. I used to love making my dad coffee. My dad’s friend was sly, he would come round and start talking about coffee and how I never had better coffee than mine. So of course I jumped at the chance to make it grin <idiot> didn’t know I was being played!

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