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to think that my dh encouraging my not yet 2 yo to laugh at his farting is rather gauche?

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masonicpixiesreadthedailymail Tue 18-Aug-09 23:20:45

dc can learn puerile humour in their own time, surely. Don't need coaxing into it

Am not liking the way the babble is sounding like 'didyaaaheeeeetha' when dh lets one rip. And the way ds is laughing at his own wind. Have heard my dh have this exchange with him. (if you can imagine dh saying 'Did you hear that?' in shocked kenneth williams voice)

Whadya reckon? Am I being a miserable old cow?

Anonymumandlikeit Tue 18-Aug-09 23:23:19

YABU .It is harmless fun,

SycamoretreeIsFullOfResolve Tue 18-Aug-09 23:25:29

Oh lord, we have EXACTLY this issue in our house lol.

DH calls DS the King of Pop <RIP Michael>

DS who is also two is now so eager to make DH laugh that when we get him changed after bathtime he often strains so much to pop one out that he keeps doing little wees hmm

My mother is mostly not amused.

I also am mostly not least I TRY not to be grin

juicyjolly Tue 18-Aug-09 23:27:27

Yes you are being a miserable cow.

My dh used to do this with my daughter when she was little and she was highly amused...then...not now though. She outgrew it and he soon got the message.

masonicpixiesreadthedailymail Tue 18-Aug-09 23:29:33

weeellll my humour is base and puerile at best. Am not adverse to cracking a fart joke(pfffff!)

but but but can't he learn to say something else first? He's too little

masonicpixiesreadthedailymail Tue 18-Aug-09 23:31:48

arf sycamore

specially the straining. Its funnier when yr ds does it

GrimmaTheNome Tue 18-Aug-09 23:32:15

That's the difference between the sexes. Girls outgrow fart jokes. Boys don't.

Has your DH taught DS to waft admiringly yet?

[glad I've only got a DD!]

raggedtrouseredphilanthropist Tue 18-Aug-09 23:34:39

I can remember the hilarity and sheer glee my ds had when he first farted in the bath. That was with no coaxing whatsoever.

We now laugh at farts together, if you can't beat the join them, much to my mums disgust...

Overmydeadbody Tue 18-Aug-09 23:34:54

Oh god, what is it about males and their toilet humour?

It wears a little thin after a while. As the mum of a boy I am sooo bored of fart/bum/poo jokes.

squilly Tue 18-Aug-09 23:35:13

YABU...if only for using the word gauche!

My dd loves farting right now. She's 8 and will either grow out of it or she'll be one of the lads...the lager lout type lads.

I must be gauche anyway, cos I think farts are really very funny sometimes.

masonicpixiesreadthedailymail Tue 18-Aug-09 23:36:58

ahhhhhhh Grimma

actually thinking now to how my dad and brother used to play 'blow football' - basically farting at each other and going 'GOOOOAAALL'

Tho my brother was at least 7. Had got other strings to his bow by then

dh wafts. That will be the next thing then. Oh I'll just say he's doing dingle dangle scarecrow!

fruitstick Tue 18-Aug-09 23:43:37

I have 2 DS and have resigned myself to the fact that I am going to be surrounded by fart gags for the rest of my life.

DH finds his own emissions hilarious and encouraged DS1 to 'pull his finger' as soon as he was old enough to follow instruction.

masonicpixiesreadthedailymail Tue 18-Aug-09 23:56:59

dh won't be encouraging that one I think fruitstick. He listens to his mother prattle on about it contributing to arthritis! (which dh has. Er app cos he pulled his fingers to make ripping fart noises)

Tortington Tue 18-Aug-09 23:58:46

its great to teach them to sa "good arse" after a fart

also when picked bogie - must be eaten

OldLadyKnowsNothing Wed 19-Aug-09 00:51:54

PMSL at this one - my DS2 (19yo, and a new father) told me today how proud he is that his son (5 weeks) smirks at every pop.

Mind you, he is the fartiest baby I've met in a long time. grin

pruneplus2 Wed 19-Aug-09 01:35:05

LOL! I personally think farting is horrendous - I dont do it. Well, I possibly do, but I dont make a big song and dance about it like most wink

However. My DD (now 8 yrs old) used to fart constantly as a baby - I used to hear her over the baby monitor let rip like God knows what from newborn til I chucked out the damn monitor (after about 8 weeks!) I still maintain that, as it was a 2 way monitor, my farting newborn remembers my giggles when I heard it and now, 8 years on thinks its still amusing.

I used to work in a nursing hospice on night shifts and the girls I worked with used to hold...farting competitions... hmm

Seriously. At 4am it is the LAST thing you need.

So no. You are not being a miserable cow grin Farting is wrong! shock


pjmama Wed 19-Aug-09 10:00:16

Aw! Farting is the one joke that is universally funny in all languages and at all ages. No matter where you are, who you are or what you are doing I DEFY YOU ALL not to snigger a bit if you hear someone accidentally sneak one out a bit louder than intended!

There is however, one exception - doing it in bed and then wafting the covers is NOT acceptable behaviour and warrants 43 minutes on the naughty spot. wink

weegiemum Wed 19-Aug-09 10:04:14

My dd2 (5) made a "list" last week - she came and told me.

It was "what Mummies are good at"

and included

Cooking Spag Bol
Making biscuits
Having surprises

I was strangely proud of myself for that!

GrinnyPig Wed 19-Aug-09 10:09:45

Custy - lol at "good arse". My brother and I used to say this when we were kids. I've never heard anyone else say it and I assumed we made it up!

OP YABU, my kids are in awe of how loud my farts can be.

Vulgar Wed 19-Aug-09 10:14:30

pjmama- you have nailed it! grin

Farts are funny in the vulgar household (quelle surprise)

Why 43 minutes on the naughty step? seems terribly precise!

agree farting in bed is a no-no.

pjmama Wed 19-Aug-09 10:16:53

One minute for every year of your life - DH being the offender in this instance!

Vulgar Wed 19-Aug-09 10:19:07

Ah -that means my DH will get 43 minutes too grin

GodzillasBumcheek Wed 19-Aug-09 10:26:15

IMO there's nothing wrong with laughing at farting.

Isn't it better when breaking wind in public to laugh it off rather than getting embarrassed about it?

So long as your DS eventually realises that you will disown him if he laughs too uproariously or if indeed he wafts it.

messalina Wed 19-Aug-09 10:32:39

Sorry, but couldn't resist asking pruneplus2 this: you say you don't make a song and dance about farting - does that mean you do SBDs instead (silent but deadly)? And I hope you appreciate the irony of your MN nickname given your objection to farting!!

Morloth Wed 19-Aug-09 10:33:18

Are they up to "pull my finger" yet?

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