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theUrbanDryad Fri 29-Jun-07 11:02:51

is practically bringing up his sister alone? where are the parents?

and if you ask me, pink milk sounds full of sugar and e numbers and not suitable for a bedtime drink!

nomdeplume Fri 29-Jun-07 11:03:23

they are cute though

moljam Fri 29-Jun-07 11:04:08

,same with max and ruby.wheres the parents?ruby does it all.

ShinyHappyPeopleHoldingHands Fri 29-Jun-07 11:04:13

Max and Ruby seem neglected too. It concerns me. I may report the situation to social services.

ShinyHappyPeopleHoldingHands Fri 29-Jun-07 11:04:31

Great minds.. lol

musicianswidowAKAmumofmonsters Fri 29-Jun-07 11:05:21

don't get me started on Dora wandering round the jungle on her own!

GrumpyOldHorsewoman Fri 29-Jun-07 11:08:29


The adults in Charlie and Lola are ever present, but deliberately never featured (I read an interview with Lauren Child and she said it is a conscious thing so the children only ever read about the children in the stories).

It's not just the pink milk, either. Lola likes 'yummy biscuits, sausagey rolls and sandwiches made from spready cheese'. Quick! Someone call the MN food police!

Unless, of course they are home made, and the spready cheese is, in fact, vintage camembert spread upon organic wholemeal and accompanied by a soupcon of redcurrant jelly.

NoodleStroodle Fri 29-Jun-07 11:09:39

Clarice Bean's parents are there in an absent minded way but I do worry about her living in a house where the bathroom floor has fallen into the kitchen!

theUrbanDryad Fri 29-Jun-07 11:18:45

what about the pink milk though GoH?

DumbledoresGirl Fri 29-Jun-07 11:19:28

Careful! My youngest drinks pink milk for his bedtime drink.

Flame Fri 29-Jun-07 11:23:55

Lola is very fussy about food, so I expect they just feed her anything in an attempt to get her to eat.

Mum & Dad are mentioned quite often... I am always slightly concerned about why they are in the park alone when Sizzles goes missing.

DaisyMOO Fri 29-Jun-07 11:26:26

Her Dad takes her to the library though!

satine Fri 29-Jun-07 11:27:25

Ha ha! My SIL delights in giving my children pink milk - only it's that god-awful neon raspberry flavour stuff in a bottle that you mix with milk like squash. Problem is, they think it's the best thing they've ever had.

I did draw the line the other day when she was about to put bloody Splenda on their strawberries. Mmmmm, a lovely cocktail of chemicals instead of unrefined cane sugar. ????

Ruby will become one of those irritating Head Girl types, whilst Max will become a Hell's Angel. And Maggie will need loads of therapy as a result of living in a strange fantasy world in her own head for so long.

lucykate Fri 29-Jun-07 11:36:32

charlie & lola's mum never appears as she is too busy spending far too much time on mumsnet and far too much money shopping at boden.

GrumpyOldHorsewoman Fri 29-Jun-07 11:38:27

Well, obviously pink milk is made from locally farmed, organic strawberries blended with soya and wheatgerm.

I can't believe you did not know that.

Oblomov Fri 29-Jun-07 11:48:39

Charlie is 8 going on 35.

themaskedposter Fri 29-Jun-07 11:50:01


Charlie is THEE best older brother in the world imo

BandofMuggles Fri 29-Jun-07 12:01:26

Their dad took then to the park when Sizzles went missing, I believe. Having read the damn book a zillion times I should know for sure

fryalot Fri 29-Jun-07 12:06:29

my two try to be Charlie and Lola - which allows me to mn

RosaLuxembourg Fri 29-Jun-07 12:06:47

No it was just Charlie and his friend I'm sure, though I can't be bothered to go and look.

HappyDaddy Fri 29-Jun-07 12:10:15

Just Charlie and Marv took Lola and Lotta.

Call childline.

lljkk Fri 29-Jun-07 13:22:15

I always think it's wonderful when you see (read about) kids having their own adventures, without adults having to interfere or be seen as orchestrating everything.

lucykate Fri 29-Jun-07 13:26:17

to be fair, the programme is aimed at children, that's why it's shown on cbeebies. kids want to see programmes about kids, not adults, so i can see the logic in it really.

PetitFilou1 Fri 29-Jun-07 13:29:49

My sister had pink milk when she was little, it is even worse because it was probably made with Nestle strawberry milkshake powder

LoveAngel Fri 29-Jun-07 14:22:27

Not Nesquik! * gasps in horror *

I was practically reared on the stuff :-)
Lola's got excellent taste.

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