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Rubbish Mothers - how bad do you have to be?

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flum Thu 12-May-05 11:17:38

I get dd to 'fill up a colander' while I read novels. It keeps her busy for ages.

Is that bad?

I don't think so.

Mothernature Thu 12-May-05 11:19:18

rofl...never thought of that one before...

elibelly Thu 12-May-05 11:19:20

very inventive I'd say... sadly I lack imagination and just let mine watch TV all day

Gwenick Thu 12-May-05 11:19:36

lol - I love it - I should try that sometime

If I want to get stuff done I often put the boys (4.5yrs and 17 1/2 months) in their bedroom to play - with the stairgate on and the monitor switched on - They COMPLETELY trash it - but it gives me some breathing time.

Bugsy2 Thu 12-May-05 11:23:31

I was lolling in bed last Saturday, trying desperately to get my two to amuse themselves for a while (it was only 6.30am in my justification) and when I evenutally got downstairs I discovered the poor souls eating dry "Smash". Like feral cats scavenging!!!!!

flum Thu 12-May-05 11:30:03

yeah when dd was only 10 months old she learnt to open the cupboards empty and locate the nuts and raisons or a box of matzos and she was away!!!

I was proud that if I collapsed in a heap she wouldn't starve.

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