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to NOT be arsed that dd2 was jumping in puddles and was drenched. Apparently "she will catch her death"

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Oliveoil Mon 21-Jul-08 11:38:38

do we live in the Arctic and I have missed a meeting?

took girls to park at weekend, our 'summer' outfits included wellies and macs

dd1 and dd2 found big muddy puddle and attacked it. Both drenched, dd2 wet up to her arse, wellies had to be removed and water poured out

they loved it

I was informed at the cafe that "oooh she will catch her death"

so AIBU for letting them jump in a puddle or is this now frowned on as well?

idontbelieveit Mon 21-Jul-08 11:40:30

YANBU! my dd loves puddles, she's always dismayed when it's sunny and asks to wear her wellies whenever we leave the house. (she's 25 months)

Cappuccino Mon 21-Jul-08 11:40:36

her death of what?

no is insane

you don't catch anything from getting wet, colds live in other kids' noses, not in puddles

Hulababy Mon 21-Jul-08 11:41:06

Let them have fun grin I agree. A bit of puddle splashing won;t harm them.

ThatBigGermanPrison Mon 21-Jul-08 11:41:12


In July?

PinkPussyCat Mon 21-Jul-08 11:41:32

Oh god my parents are like this.

Drives me mental

Dh calls them the 'Fun Police'

MaloryTowersUrbaniteLady Mon 21-Jul-08 11:41:57

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fanella Mon 21-Jul-08 11:42:41

YANBU at all. Puddles are ace.

Saw an advert about this very thing - persil I think. Shows a robot looking all sad and he slowly turns into a real boy as he gets dirtier and dirtier playing and jumping in puddles. Kids deserve to get mucky or something.

they loved it? No problem then.

Oliveoil Mon 21-Jul-08 11:43:01

death of cold I presume

no idea

it was about 17 degress and sunny (for about 5 mins an hour, grrrr)

we stripped her off in the car park and wrapped her in a blanket on the way home, via McDonalds the organic farm shop

I saw a Persil advert the other day with a robot that turns into a boy and the tagline was 'children can get dirty' or something and I thought, ffs is this NEWS?????

youngbutnotdumb Mon 21-Jul-08 11:43:06

I was taking DS to nursery the other day and was walking through the park when he found a huge puddle and sprung rigfht into the middle of it. I found it funny but an old woman didn't she drew me a dirty look and frowned at us.

I just laughed and so did DS.

Kids are supposed to be kids as far as I remember I jumped in puddles and I haven't died of pnuemonia.

ThatBigGermanPrison Mon 21-Jul-08 11:43:16

I let mine out in the rain yesterday, unfortunately they paddled in cat faeces and had to be scrubbed.

Cappuccino Mon 21-Jul-08 11:43:33

lol at ""well malory,what was wrong with it?was it a horrible lunch?""

I have heard my kids say "I don't like this" and my mother reply "No, I'm not surprised" angry

PinkPussyCat Mon 21-Jul-08 11:43:59

What about Triple Pneumonia? That's the one you want to watch out for!

MaloryTowersUrbaniteLady Mon 21-Jul-08 11:44:16

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Oliveoil Mon 21-Jul-08 11:44:40

x posts

yes, that advert is good but it is the message that it is ok to get wet/muddy

mine always have

I always say to them that there is nothing the washing machine cant fix and if it cant the bin will eat it grin

Cappuccino Mon 21-Jul-08 11:44:58


lentils are poison


MaloryTowersUrbaniteLady Mon 21-Jul-08 11:46:05

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BroccoliSpears Mon 21-Jul-08 11:46:37


I was in the park with friends. Dd started leaping about in a puddle.

"OH NO!!" shrieked my friend, "She's getting her jeans MUDDY!!!!"

Erm... that's okay. I tend to dress her in these newfangled washable clothes hmm.

PinkPussyCat Mon 21-Jul-08 11:46:58

When I was little I was instructed on handwashing and that I would get diphtheria if I missed a bit.

God only knows how I managed not to end up with ishoos

EffiePerine Mon 21-Jul-08 11:47:44

DS teaches well-pressed well-behaved children to jump in puddles in the park

their parents are not always impressed grin

Cappuccino Mon 21-Jul-08 11:47:51

I remember my hair having to be dried to a crisp before I left the house

my mum would put her hands right up into the roots and say "No, still a bit damp"

no wonder I had split ends

MaloryTowersUrbaniteLady Mon 21-Jul-08 11:48:41

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Oliveoil Mon 21-Jul-08 11:48:52

there were two boys with their grandparents watching and then the boys joined in

grandad said to his frowning wife "oh I will take the blame, don't worry" smile

no doubt they would get moaned at on their return

what is this obsession with clean clothes?

PinkPussyCat Mon 21-Jul-08 11:50:18

Ah yes I too had the 'outdoors with wet hair' thing.

You could almost see the grim reaper lurking at our front door on hairwash day

fanella Mon 21-Jul-08 11:51:44

Yep the advert was a bit "no shit Sherlock". But can take comfort from the fact it was probably aimed at huffy impatient parents who can't stand spills or muck.

Bit like my dh really. grin

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