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to enforce a 30 minute "Please may I have" embargo?

(10 Posts)
colditz Mon 21-Sep-09 14:00:59

I have ds1 off school today, and between his amd his 3 year old brother I have been "Please may I have"d around every 2.45 minutes since they got up.

I have had ENOUGH.
They can both reach the tap to get water, they have both got food on their lunch plates, both can take themselves to the toilet and they have free access to their toys.

Any other ideas?

AliGrylls Mon 21-Sep-09 14:06:35

YANBU but at least they are being polite in their requests.

bigchris Mon 21-Sep-09 14:10:23

why is ds1 off school? he sounds ok to me!

colditz Mon 21-Sep-09 14:10:44

It didn't work anyway, am clearly a soft touch

colditz Mon 21-Sep-09 14:11:05

He's off school because he needs to be off school.

Stigaloid Mon 21-Sep-09 14:16:23

Say No

Tidey Mon 21-Sep-09 14:16:30

Entirely reasonable. Turn it into a game - whoever goes the longest without saying 'please may I have...' is the winner!

hambo Mon 21-Sep-09 14:17:30

It is better than 'mummy, need this..' which is what I keep hearing!

cheesesarnie Mon 21-Sep-09 14:19:49

atleast hes asking politely.we get 'i want' which i ignore because im horrible.

my suggestion is do it back.

bigchris Mon 21-Sep-09 14:45:59

what i meant was if he's ill and in bed he might not be able to get his own water or lunch

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