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Mud Fri 27-Jul-07 13:26:57

stuck in park today, in cafe
woman and 6 year old boy in long shorts and t-shirt like ever y other kid there
boy shirieking at top of his voice about being cold and theyu should shut the doors - ear-piercing and sobbing mother cuddling and explaining, he calms down and then starts up aain - so loud - so verly loud

bananaknickers Fri 27-Jul-07 13:28:43


3andnomore Fri 27-Jul-07 13:37:45

lol.....saying that, some people do feel the cold more then others...I know I am one of them...but of course am outgrown the age where I would make a loud fuss about it

Aitch Fri 27-Jul-07 13:42:00

wimps annoy me, full stop.

chopster Fri 27-Jul-07 13:44:31

Oh god we used to have a couple of brats like that in the restaurnat I worked in, every flipping sunday. Even in the middle of summer they would be moaning. Needed a good clip round the ear.

OrmIrian Fri 27-Jul-07 13:46:03

Yes. A bit. Especially when wimpiness is described as sensitivity by the parents .

yorkshirepudding Fri 27-Jul-07 14:00:37

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Tortington Fri 27-Jul-07 14:01:47

OH SHUT YER GOB with yer moaning you trout is what i say to my kids.

Desiderata Fri 27-Jul-07 14:05:47

lol @ custardo.

MamaG Fri 27-Jul-07 14:09:26

oh GOD yes

a mate had a total wuss for a DD

My DD is a drama queen but she's not a wuss.

Mate's DD was same age and PITA -whiney whiney. She tripped over, onto grass, no graze or anything and shrieeeeeked the woods down. Her mum picked her up (she was 7) and was all croony.

I would have yanked her up with a "come on love, you're all right, lets have a race" or summat.


I wanted to KICK her

OrmIrian Fri 27-Jul-07 14:12:15

Neighbour has a boy of the same age as my DS#1 who throws himself to the floor and howls if he so much as stubs his toe. The other kids just ignore him when he does this. We put it down to last child syndrome. I can't really complain as sadly I think I might be on the way to sending my last child the same way. DS#1 reckons I baby him too much .

newlifenewname Fri 27-Jul-07 14:14:12

My mother is queen of molly coddling and so I am the opposite with my lot. Have a very fussy dd but she isn't wimpy - apart from about sports day

My mum babysat for me the other night for the third time ever I think and was lying huddled under a blanket on the sofa when I got back and doing her weary voice and she said to me "I think you need to be careful about ds (6) because he has been trying to hold his breath under the bath water" and she also muttered something about him doing forward rolls on the kitchen floor and general larking about with a death wish. I like this about ds and I'm certain that if I start on at him to constantly be more careful he'll start to fear himself and his question his ability to make decisions like I do.

sparklesandwine Fri 27-Jul-07 14:15:54



I know quite a few people who's children are like this - but what really irritates me is when children fall over then look around to see if their parent is watching to see them 'hurt' if the parents see they've fallen over then the child cries uncontrollably and parent rushes over in an over-exaggerated way to console child - if the parent isn't watching the child just gets up!! [grrrrr]

newlifenewname Fri 27-Jul-07 14:20:25

Sometimes I have to pretend to seem bothered when they have minor mishaps in order that I don't seem like the wickedest witch from the west.

Desiderata Fri 27-Jul-07 14:20:56

Sneaky little shits!

I have to say, mine's as tough as old boots. Sometimes I wish he had a fraction of the wimp in him just so's I could give him a cuddle.

allgonebellyup Fri 27-Jul-07 14:23:18

God i had a date on sunday with a total wimp.

he was v skinny, and kept going on and on about his headache. Then sniffing. Then complaining about his sinuses. Then his headache.Then he felt sick.
So we searched chemists for the right pills. Then he refused to take them on an empty stomach. So he wined and he whinged.

So i went home, and never even said goodbye.

thebigSea Fri 27-Jul-07 14:25:28

totally agree, ds1 has a wimpy [or just plain weird] friend and I can barely look at him with out wanting to slap some life into him.

OBVIOUSLY I never would. And I'm very polite and kind to him.

We need an 'I am being ironic/ sarcastic don't take what I said too seriously' face.

wheresthehamster Fri 27-Jul-07 14:45:11

I work in yr1 and the number of plasters I have to waste on invisible injuries in the playground are HUGE!
Some children aren't happy unless they have a certain amount of time, sympathy, ice packs and medical supplies used on them for something like a 1 mm scratch. If you fob them off with "you're fine" then they increase the wailing until, for you're own sanity, you are forced to get a wipe and plaster and allow them to sit somewhere 'special' with a friend to recover.
I am probably coming across as hard and unsympathetic - I'm not really - just with the same bunch of tryers-on.
On the other hand some 5 year olds NEVER want a fuss and hobble up and say sorry to trouble you but is it possible I can have a plaster - you look down and they are covered in blood. Well done to all parents of children like this!

OrmIrian Fri 27-Jul-07 14:47:46

I found DD's first proper b'day party very trying. Lots of little girls coming up to me to tell me they'd fallen over or that X had pushed them and that they didn't like ham sandwiches, and that someone popped a balloon near them, and that there was ribena on their dress....and god I found it hard to be sympathetic. for 2 hours!!!!

nomdeplume Fri 27-Jul-07 14:50:04

Yes, to my shame they do annoy me. I know that makes me a bad person....

mosschops30 Fri 27-Jul-07 14:50:48

yes they do, I have no patience with wimpy kids

Gobbledigook Fri 27-Jul-07 14:53:01

Yes, they drive me nuts. Ds2 can be a bit soft and I lose patience with him at times, even though he is mine. It's 100X worse if it's someone else's wimpy child .

meemar Fri 27-Jul-07 14:56:33

My DS1 is a total wuss and it really annoys me

heifer Fri 27-Jul-07 15:01:58

I find children in general annoy me!

DD exempt of course!..

Have to say that thankfully I haven't come across any wimpy children (yet) as DD is only 3.6 and all my friends children are ok (possibly because most of my friends ok)...

am guessing wimpy children come from wimpy parents - is this always the case?

meemar Fri 27-Jul-07 15:08:52

I seriously have no idea where he gets it from. He's nearly 4 and we like to describe him as 'highly strung'!

'I'm freeeeeeeeeezing' is the most common complaint as soon as you take any item of clothing off.

And heaven help us if he's ill - you have never seen man-flu like it !

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