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Is this bad parenting?

(14 Posts)
LynetteScavo Fri 10-Oct-08 18:20:01

DS2 and DD are tired after a day at nursery, so I've settled them on the sofa with their duvets and pillows while they watch the bed time hour, and I'm on mumsnet (hoping they fall asleep)
So how bad am I? hmm sad

cocoleBOO Fri 10-Oct-08 18:21:13

Sounds like my house good to me.

hecAteTheirBrains Fri 10-Oct-08 18:21:47

Sounds pretty normal to me!

Overmydeadbody Fri 10-Oct-08 18:23:14

Lynette, for goodness sake pull yourself together, how do you thing any of us manage to MN at this time of night?

Now chill.

They are happy, you are happy. Howis that bad parenting?

oops Fri 10-Oct-08 18:23:52

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LynetteScavo Fri 10-Oct-08 18:23:55

They haven't had a bath, or brushed their teeth. They are fully clothed.

I really should make some effort, shouldn't I?

Divvy Fri 10-Oct-08 18:24:46

The good thing is, when the clocks change soon, you tell them that it is infact now bedtime as its dark outside wink

CapricaSix Fri 10-Oct-08 18:26:48

i've been doing that for years!!
(Well, a few -dd is 5!)

CapricaSix Fri 10-Oct-08 18:27:15

oh ps dd's bedtime is 7pm so bath, teeth etc happens after the bedtime hour!

Overmydeadbody Fri 10-Oct-08 18:28:27

Skip the bath then, they won't die.

Just quick teeth brush and jammies on right before bed.

CapricaSix Fri 10-Oct-08 18:29:04

oh yes, we also skip the bath sometimes too! grin

LynetteScavo Fri 10-Oct-08 18:32:15

DD now has PJ's on and clean teeth.
(just to reasure you all I've not lost it completely)

Turniphead1 Fri 10-Oct-08 18:40:39

I always like to remind myself of the fact that Claire Rayner admitted to putting her children to bed at 4pm one dark winter's afternoon, because she was absolutely knackered.

The winter drawing in does have some benefits for those with children who can not tell the time....

Divvy Fri 10-Oct-08 18:53:35

Somw days, if that what it takes to cope, then its no harm at all.

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