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to expect my visiting sister to leave at least a token driplet of milk in the carton

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ilovemuffins Mon 26-Oct-09 07:45:43

before drenching her single (!) weeatabix in 3/4 of a pint of milk. Argh, this does drive me nuts. If I was visiting someone and I felt like slurping up all their remaining milk supplies in one go, I'd at least have the decency to leave enough milk for a cup of coffee. AIBU? grin

ssd Mon 26-Oct-09 07:46:34


what a pita

diddl Mon 26-Oct-09 07:47:09

Of course YANBU!

But why the (!) after "single weetabix"?

TombliBOOOOOObs Mon 26-Oct-09 07:50:33


3/4 pint is excessive for 1 weetabix. Everybody has 2 surely grin

ilovemuffins Mon 26-Oct-09 07:50:43

it's an odd milk to weetabix ratio, hence the (!). I like my weetabix very soft as well, but she would have been able to drink hers with the amount of milk on there. No spoon needed

diddl Mon 26-Oct-09 07:54:06

OK, I get the ratio.

I thought is was (!) at the single weetabix.

That´s all I would have.

Is that unusual?

GibbonWithAnAppleBobbingBibOn Mon 26-Oct-09 07:55:39

YANBU - if I could not have my cup off coffee in the morning I think I would kill someone.

I did smile at 'odd milk to weetabix ratio'

AboardtheAxiom Mon 26-Oct-09 07:56:17


bleurgh at that ratio, will be like water sloppy gruel!

ilovemuffins Mon 26-Oct-09 08:22:28

no diddl it's perfectly acceptable imho to have just one weetabix. Two or even three is fine too. Four - well that would be interesting. Hats off to anyone who can master that. But not with my milk please.

PuppyMonkey Mon 26-Oct-09 08:28:35

I have one weetabix - I like mine on the hard side too, so I require minimum milk.

blametheparents Mon 26-Oct-09 08:31:18

DCs are not sllowed Weetabix in our house if we are low on milk.
Weetabix aborb sooo much milk.

Should have had cherrios or rice krispies


kitkatcadaverqueen Mon 26-Oct-09 08:45:54

you're right the milk to weetaix ratio will be absolutley terrible!! 3 weetabix require exactly 200 mls of milk to get to the correct degree of firm but squishy. Anything else is madness i tell you! Madness!!

oh and yanbu smile

wildfig Mon 26-Oct-09 11:44:58

My mum has one and a half weetabix. I don't know why but it drives me absolutely mad. It's not like there's any significant calorific saving in half a weetabix, and it means whoever come to the packet next either has to navigate past her half to get to the next full one. And the packet is always full of crumbs from the breaking-up.

Go mad, Mum! Have two! Or one, and some toast!

Stayingscarygirl Mon 26-Oct-09 12:33:02

Aged about 1.5, ds1 once ate 5.5 weetabix for breakfast. He had his usual 1.5, and asked for more, so I gave him another - and he asked for more - so I carried on giving him more when he asked for it, until he stopped asking after 5.5!! I was stunned - mind you, he didn't eat much lunch that day.

Oh, and yanbu - using up the last of the milk is utterly unacceptable, and it's not like it would have made an appreciable difference to the consistency of her slop weetabix if she'd left you enough for a cuppa!

MotherOfSuburbia Mon 26-Oct-09 12:36:26

Stayingscary - you got there just before me! DS2 once ate five weetabix at 18months. I think he would have eaten more given half a chance but it was getting a bit scary!

TheDevilEatsBabies Mon 26-Oct-09 12:36:56

i could understand her if you didn't have much milk left.

but! i would still think that she should have asked if it okay first, or her offer to go and fetch more.

but 3/4 of a pint is excessive and she should have left you with enough for a cuppa.


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