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Moshi Wed 06-Aug-08 14:45:19

My DS had a littl argument with the girl next door and during the conversation he's supposed to have said "I'm going to cut you up, eat you and then poo you all over the table". The next door dad heard and came knocking on the door saying DS was disgusting and I ought to have better control. I think he's over-reacting, it was a daft kids argument.
Who's right?

PinkChick Wed 06-Aug-08 14:46:37

sounds like something i heard on the movie 'drop dead fred' years ago?..has he watched that lately?smile

theinsider Wed 06-Aug-08 14:47:06

Seriously? Your ds sounds very unpleasant.

nell12 Wed 06-Aug-08 14:49:19

I am on the side of the little girl's dad... not a nice thing to be told, especially the "cut you up" part.

Moshi Wed 06-Aug-08 14:49:32

yes I think that is where he got it from pinkchick, its his favourite film lol

mankymummy Wed 06-Aug-08 14:50:15

what did she say to him to make him say that? does he normally say things like that?

i think a lot of it depends on HOW it was said, if it was said in a "im going to get you and gobble you all up" jokey way then he is over-reacting. although TBH i would probably have a quiet word and say its not really a nice thing to say.

Moshi Wed 06-Aug-08 14:50:22

yes I can see why he was annoyed about the cutting part but I think that sounds worse than it was meant. I think he wouldve meant it like cutting up your food, not chainsaw massacre style

kittywise Wed 06-Aug-08 14:50:57

When I read this I laughed.
ok it's not v. nice, but yes your neighbour over reacted. if someone said that to one of my kids I'd tell them to ignore and avoid said child.

theinsider that's not a nice thing to say, very antagonistic. From your reaction I would presume that your parenting experience is quite limited.

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Wed 06-Aug-08 14:51:17

How old is he? Sounds like normal 5 year old boy territory to me.

lilymolly Wed 06-Aug-08 14:51:29

shock not nice thing to say at all

TattooedGrrrl Wed 06-Aug-08 14:51:56

Depends how old he is. If he's 15, it's pretty bad grin

Silly kids thing (assuming he's primary age or less)

Twiglett Wed 06-Aug-08 14:52:03

I think it's a daft kids talk and shouldn't be commented upon personally .. depends on age of child of course (am assuming under 6)

but then it depends how it was said .. I would be far more concerned by a child threatening rather than just playing / chatting .. if it's the latter then no biggie, if the former then I'd probably want to make parents aware and I'd probably have told the child off

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Wed 06-Aug-08 14:53:27

not a nice thing to say and im sure that you have already explained to him that its not nice to tell people you will cut them up but i agree with jimjams its a normal 5 y o boything

Moshi Wed 06-Aug-08 14:55:39

He's 7.

She said to him "I'm going to wait until your asleep and then paint all over your face!" and so he said "yeah? well I'm going to cut you up, eat you and then poo you all over the table!" etc etc...

It wasn't said in a *whisper in ear* "guess what I'm going to do to you...." kind of way!

wheresthehamster Wed 06-Aug-08 14:56:18

Drop Dead Fred is a 15. Perhaps that's what your neighbour meant when he said you should have more control grin

TattooedGrrrl Wed 06-Aug-08 14:57:04

i think it's funny and normal, and your neighbour was rude in how he raised his concerns.

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Wed 06-Aug-08 14:57:18

yeah over-reaction from next door then.

jimjamshaslefttheyurt Wed 06-Aug-08 14:58:01

is drop dead fred a 15? I would never have guessed that (saw it in NZ with young cousins so it must have been a lower cert there).

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Wed 06-Aug-08 14:58:48

i thought it was a pg or 12 at the very most? we watched it when we were kids and it hasnt done me any harm.

Uriel Wed 06-Aug-08 14:59:00

Did you ask how the little girl felt? Maybe she's upset and is the sort to have nightmares tonight?

theinsider Wed 06-Aug-08 14:59:44

Presume away kittywise. I don't get involved in scraps.

I'm off to enjoy the sunshine.

JodieG1 Wed 06-Aug-08 14:59:59

I'm sure it's a 15.

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Wed 06-Aug-08 15:00:57

ah just googled it uk 15 aus/nz pg.

Moshi Wed 06-Aug-08 15:01:02

Apparantly she just said "urgh thats gross! im telling" and ran off hmm I think its the poo bit that got them more than the cutting grin

kittywise Wed 06-Aug-08 15:09:07

theinsider I'm not interested in fighting. Your post was unpleasant that's all.
There's a world of difference in saying someone has done something unpleasant and that they are unpleasant

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