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What one thing does your dc say which makes you go ballistic?

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seeker Sun 12-Oct-08 10:43:10

Mine is "I forgot!" - (or, worse, "I forgot, all right?") said in a slightly accusing tone, said as if it should be a perfectly acceptable excuse and complete explanation for anything done, not done, damaged or left behind.

Grumpalina Sun 12-Oct-08 10:44:58

'Don't know' in answer to almost any question especially when they've obviously not even given it any thought whatsoever.

DorrisMcWhirter Sun 12-Oct-08 10:47:30

'I told you so', tagged on the end of anything I've just answered. e.g.:
'Mummy, what colour is that?'
'Red darling'
'I told you so Mummy'

hmm WTF??
It drives me well barmy.

Niecie Sun 12-Oct-08 10:50:12

'I can't find it' - when it is under their noses and they haven't even bothered to look.

They expect me to know where everything is and get it for them.

DS1 says OK in answer to things that quite obviously not OK.

Actually it is really difficult to get across how annoying it is but no matter what heinous crime he has commited. You can rant at him for 5 minutes and all he says is OK.

Niecie Sun 12-Oct-08 10:51:37

Whoops, stray full stop

That should be no matter what heinous crimes he has committed , you can rant...

seeker Sun 12-Oct-08 11:11:09

Ah - I can just about deal with "I can't find it" My ballistic is "MUUUUUUUUUM, where's my...." when it's right under their noses. A subtle difference.....

Niecie Sun 12-Oct-08 11:51:36

Seeker - there is a particular whine with the 'I can't find it' which is part pathetic, part accusatory, like I have deliberately hidden it. Usually whatever it is, is where they left it.

It is all about tone though, isn't it.

castille Sun 12-Oct-08 11:57:41

It's not my fault!

When it clearly isangry

SmugColditz Sun 12-Oct-08 12:01:20

"Er, I can't remember."

to everything!

"DS1, where are the pants I just put in your hand? What did Mrs teacher say you had to wear for the school trip to the market? Have you got any homework? Did you have a drink today?"


"can I have something to eat?"

As he is scraping his uneaten lunch into the bin <<nuclear>>

scorpio1 Sun 12-Oct-08 12:03:20

'Okaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay then' said with attitude from ds1, 6.

Niecie Sun 12-Oct-08 12:14:41

Oh Colditz - DS1 says that too - 'I can't remember'.

What did you do at school today?
Where did you put your shoes/bag/homework?

I particularly relate to the 'Where are those underpants I just put in your hand?' <marvels at DS1's ability to lose things in nanoseconds>

I am desparately tring to think of annoying things DS2 says but failing - he is the master of the defiant look though and saying 'no'.

mumhadenough Sun 12-Oct-08 12:18:02

"Nothing" in response to "what are you doing?" when I can fine while hear he's up to something! grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr angry

TheInvisibleManDidIt Sun 12-Oct-08 12:18:21

Ds1 has taken to saying 'whit' to almost everything I say to him (what but in a weegie accent)

Which results in me screaming 'SAY PARDON NOT WHIT!!!!' and sounding far too much like my own mother blush

strawberrycornetto Sun 12-Oct-08 12:53:14

"I'm bored" from 3yr old DD, meaning "I don't want to play with you or any of my toys, I just want to watch television"

Beetroot Sun 12-Oct-08 12:54:02

In a minute

exasperatedmummy Sun 12-Oct-08 12:54:27

The classic teen "whateeeever" would make me see red with DD1. Oh and "muuuuum, i'll do it, ive said i'll do it, why are you going on at me" (um, because you said you would do it last week/yesterday/three hours ago!). Oh the joys of teenagers. She is 18 now and getting better, but i have a three year old so in another 12 or so years im going to have to go through it all again, i wonder what the equivalent of "talk to the hand, cos the face aint bovvered" will be then?

exasperatedmummy Sun 12-Oct-08 12:57:04

with DD2, its why! Come on DD we are going to the shops -why because i need to get X - why - because i need it for Y- why? Because i do - why? I just do - Why. Oh for god sake - yep, you guessed it - WHY? She is three, had speech delay so her inquisitiveness is more than welcome really but OMG i could bang my head against the nearest telephone pole.

Beetroot Sun 12-Oct-08 12:57:13

Oh and "muuuuum, i'll do it, ive said i'll do it, why are you going on at me"

yup that one too!

exasperatedmummy Sun 12-Oct-08 12:58:40

Neice and seeker, the worrying thing for me is, i have a problem with the whole "i can't find it" thing, with my DP shock.

quickdrawnandquartered Sun 12-Oct-08 13:01:29

If my dcs say they can't find something that I know is under their noses I charge a 'finder's fee' of 10 cent to find it for them. grin

My least favourite is 'I've nothing to doooooo'

LadyJH Sun 12-Oct-08 13:18:31

Anything said in a whiney voice.

compo Sun 12-Oct-08 13:24:06

'I'm hungry' and 'when's dinner' and 'is it dinnertime'
they start saying it until about 15 minutes after breakfast and carry on until bedtime angry

myalias Sun 12-Oct-08 13:27:35

'That's well good mum'
'That's proper cool' said by 12 year old ds1.

smartiejacktheripper Sun 12-Oct-08 13:41:28

"wait!!!!" when I call her then

"what? "when she deigns to answer.

Also when Igo into her room she says very sarcastically "Goodbye mother" GRRRRRRRR

RubyRioja Sun 12-Oct-08 13:42:47

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