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My children have turned feral

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screamer1 Tue 28-Apr-20 14:52:46

They're 3 and 5. They keep attacking one another and loving it. Think it's the funniest thing to just keep wrestling. I'm having to literally prize them off each other all day.

What can I do? Send help!

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listsandbudgets Tue 28-Apr-20 14:54:05


samlovesdilys Tue 28-Apr-20 14:55:01

Put them in separate rooms. Sit on the landing/hall floor reading and drinking wine!

Mylittlepony374 Tue 28-Apr-20 14:57:44

If they're loving it, leave them at it. It's a pandemic, take the easy road for a while...

screamer1 Tue 28-Apr-20 15:10:46

What's a legitimate amount of time to let them watch tv? Can I put them in cages? Why has this happened?

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Herpesfreesince03 Tue 28-Apr-20 15:12:06

If they’re laughing rather than crying then just leave them to it

Knocksomesense Tue 28-Apr-20 15:18:16

I only peel my 2 and 3 year old off each other if one is crying.

In pandemic my view is there is no such thing as too much telly. We have watched far far too much today but it's survival all the way so I refuse to feel guilty

screamer1 Tue 28-Apr-20 15:22:05

They're SO physical. It's exhausting.

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screamer1 Tue 28-Apr-20 15:23:29

I look with envy upon my friends with sweet mature children who just want to focus and chill. The lunatics are running the asylum over here.

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Aridane Tue 28-Apr-20 15:34:06

@screamer1 - I hate to tell you this - but this advert has popped up in the middle of your thread shock

ChardonnaysPetDragon Tue 28-Apr-20 15:35:12

How big are they?

A friend of mine has a dog crate going spare.

screamer1 Tue 28-Apr-20 15:37:09

@Aridane amazing! That's just what I need. For me.

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user1471546851 Tue 28-Apr-20 15:37:39

There's no sport on obviously
You'd make a killing if you live streamed it and got a betting company involved

screamer1 Tue 28-Apr-20 15:38:06

I think they'll fit in a dog crate. I'll take the secure escort out of here.

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screamer1 Tue 28-Apr-20 15:39:09

Oh god, it'd be terrible. Like dog fighting.

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TheFaerieQueene Tue 28-Apr-20 15:39:50

Definitely use a dog crate, but the little buggers might just start barking. 🤣

CoronaIsComing Tue 28-Apr-20 15:40:40

Leave them to it, shut the door on them and have a nice brew 😂

screamer1 Tue 28-Apr-20 15:41:13

I'm worried one of them will come out decapitated

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screamer1 Tue 28-Apr-20 15:41:41

I can't be the only one? Am I? Please say I'm not.

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Aridane Tue 28-Apr-20 15:42:40

The Mumsnet algorithms can be a bit scary (or ma the just reflects my browsing history)

ChardonnaysPetDragon Tue 28-Apr-20 15:43:29

You can FaceTime the fight and do sweepstakes with the rest of the family.

ChardonnaysPetDragon Tue 28-Apr-20 15:44:34

Sorry User, I got carried away and trued to steal your excellent suggestion.

aerosocks Tue 28-Apr-20 15:45:24

Unless they start breaking things (or each other) leave them to it. They'll tire themselves out and you'll get respite when they're zonked out fast asleep in bed smile

screamer1 Tue 28-Apr-20 15:48:00

Great general consensus is to leave them to it. Is this negligent?

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KindnessCrusader Tue 28-Apr-20 15:48:01

I've got 4 of them grin

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