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To really dislike hearing young children say “cheers”

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Gertrudethecow Sun 27-May-18 21:51:26

I have had this debate with OH. He used to teach our dc (19mths and 3) to say it with drinks until I said I really didn’t like it.
Friends and relatives have also said it to dc(2) and I’ve sat with gritted teeth. He is particularly inpressionable at this age and will pick up a word and say it at any opportunity.

WyldDucks Sun 27-May-18 21:52:26

I don't get it? What's wrong with learning how to toast?

DuchyDuke Sun 27-May-18 21:53:08

What’s wrong with it?

SadSongsAndWaltzes Sun 27-May-18 21:53:22

Do you mean "cheers" when clinking glasses together? What is it you don't like about it?

Rainboho Sun 27-May-18 21:53:58

YABU. And weird.

ineedamoreadultieradult Sun 27-May-18 21:54:40

I don't get the problem. Do you mean teaching children to chink glasses.amd say cheers as is a toast or just say cheers as in thank you when given a drink? Either way I think it's fine.

Leopoldstotch Sun 27-May-18 21:54:52

Of all the things to be annoyed about hmm

VogueVVague Sun 27-May-18 21:54:58

Oh shit he might pick up a standard word used to mark an expression of joy and celebration, this is just awful OP

AnneLovesGilbert Sun 27-May-18 21:55:24

YABU. It’s not a slippery slope to raging alcoholism in their future.

Randomuser789 Sun 27-May-18 21:55:41

I cheers with small family members with cups of juice/squash. What’s the problem? confused it’s not like we’re doing it with shots of tequila!

DwangelaForever Sun 27-May-18 21:55:48

My nearly two year old daughter says cheers and clinks whatever she's eating or drinking against ours, I love it 😂. Nothing wrong with it being said as thanks either, still shows manners ...

WipsGlitter Sun 27-May-18 21:55:49

DS2 who has SN loves us doing a "family cheers" when we're out for dinner.

GeorgieTheGorgeousGoat Sun 27-May-18 21:55:50

Have you confused ‘cheers’ with ‘fuck off’? confused

Teddybearonthewashingline Sun 27-May-18 21:56:38

What about Sláinte?

WyldDucks Sun 27-May-18 21:57:36

Have you confused ‘cheers’ with ‘fuck off’?
:D :D :D

Maybe the op prefers a more refined "chin, chin"

Eolian Sun 27-May-18 21:59:59

Huh?! I cannot for the life of me see what could possibly be bad about this!

Blaablaablaa Sun 27-May-18 22:00:23

@georgie 😂😂😂

Seriously OP what terrible things do you think will happen?? We do family/friends cheers regularly - usually adults will have wine and DS water. it's a nice thing to do.

DiddimusStench Sun 27-May-18 22:00:25

When my eldest DD was 2 I taught her to say ‘cheers big ears’ grin

She’s 5 now and has forgotten which is a shame.

newroundhere Sun 27-May-18 22:01:36

Cheers was DS's first word.... confused

Gertrudethecow Sun 27-May-18 22:03:26

Still don’t like it... For me, it’s something I relate to the pub/ bar, not the nursery.
As for using it instead of thankyou, I think that’s even worse... On a par with calling your child toddler “mate”.

newdaylight Sun 27-May-18 22:03:57

I'm teaching my 15m it. He knows the action but didn't have the word yet.

But when he gets it I'll reward him by giving him his first point of strong ale so he can really get into the spirit of things

CloudCaptain Sun 27-May-18 22:04:15


Leopoldstotch Sun 27-May-18 22:05:01

I honestly wonder how women who are this uptight/sad manage to function in real life

Aria2015 Sun 27-May-18 22:05:10

I find it cute. My lo says it and joins in toasts with a glass of water in a plastic wine glass. Just a way of including him in celebrations.

newdaylight Sun 27-May-18 22:05:16

On a par with calling your child toddler “mate”.

Huh? And what's wrong with that now? I call mine 'pal' which is used more here in Yorkshire than mate.

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