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shall I let her watch Lemony Snicket even though I said she couldnt...

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Enid Mon 06-Jun-05 16:28:07

dd1 (5.5) threw bubble mixture at the cat

I was so cross that I said she couldnt watch Lemony Snicket (which she is despearte to see). Now I regret it as she is so contrite.

But I feel I must not go back on my word.

What would you do?

Gwenick Mon 06-Jun-05 16:29:04

Don't go back on your word - or she'll remember and do stuff again thinking she'll get what she wants anyhow........

noddyholder Mon 06-Jun-05 16:29:11

I would tell you to stick to your guns I myself would give in

starlover Mon 06-Jun-05 16:29:19

I would stick with what you've said. It's out on dvd isn't it? so she can see it eventually anyway

pixiefish Mon 06-Jun-05 16:29:39

Not let her watch it now. BUT if she does a job for you or something then she can redeem herself and you'll see if she's good enough

Enid Mon 06-Jun-05 16:30:23

it is the dvd. dh got it out last night and we felt daft watching it without dd1 so he made a big deal about how she could watch it with him tonight while I put dd2 to bed.

starlover Mon 06-Jun-05 16:31:20

well... my friend and I are going to rent it to watch ourselves!

seriously... stick to your guns... you can get it out again another time...

happymerryberries Mon 06-Jun-05 16:32:03

Stick to your guns. If you change your mind and give in you will be teaching her that she can be naughty and if she is sorry then there is no consequence to her. If she is good let her watch it tomorrow or some other day that you agree on. But don't give in just because she is sorry. Actions have to have consequences

MRSflamesparrow Mon 06-Jun-05 16:32:19

I'm with noddy

WigWamBam Mon 06-Jun-05 16:32:53

Stick to your word, otherwise she'll think you don't mean what you say and that she can get around you in the same way another time.

MarsLady Mon 06-Jun-05 16:33:02

No don't let her see it. You need to be consistent. You can let her see it another time, just don't tell her that today.

jessicasmummy Mon 06-Jun-05 16:33:28

wait until she does something to deserve watching it.....

noddyholder Mon 06-Jun-05 16:34:04

why did she throw the bubbles This has made me laugh I don't know why( don't all jump on me for animal cruelty )

nutcracker Mon 06-Jun-05 16:34:18

Haven't actually heard of it but anyway....i think you should stick to your guns.........but me , I would have given ages ago

Enid Mon 06-Jun-05 16:36:59

I asked her why she did it and she said because 'her brain wasnt working'

she does love the cat and I can't believe she really knew what she was doing but poor cat is walking around with sodden back legs as I rinsed out the washing up liquid

motherinferior Mon 06-Jun-05 16:37:41

You've got to stick, haven't you, dammit.

Enid Mon 06-Jun-05 16:38:21

i know

that means I have to pay £3.95 again to let her watch it

noddyholder Mon 06-Jun-05 16:39:01

I am evil why has this made me laugh I can just visualise it and I have 2 cats which I adore so am not totally batty!

Enid Mon 06-Jun-05 16:39:47

dont worry believe me I can see the funny side

although was v v cross at the time

happymerryberries Mon 06-Jun-05 16:40:35

LOL at the 'brain not working'

A friend of mine told off her son for weeing where he shouldn't. he said 'but it wasn't me Mummy, it was my Penis!'

Blu Mon 06-Jun-05 16:42:13

Oh dear, LOL, poor cat!
I think you have to let her see it tomorrow rather than today, though. Having said it. next time, try to think of something less EXPENSIVE as a sanction!

HeyEnidYouveLostWeight Mon 06-Jun-05 16:46:30

she is begging now

and that is getting on my nerves therefore hardening my resolve

noddyholder Mon 06-Jun-05 16:51:31

let her watch it she will only be a five yr old for a short while (runs and hides)

HeyEnidYouveLostWeight Mon 06-Jun-05 16:51:33

has become hysterical

madmarchhare Mon 06-Jun-05 16:52:02

definately dont give in!, imagine the dramatics everytime she wants something if you do.

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