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Parental Transgressions Against Tired Reception Children - 'fess up here!

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DestinationUnknown Sat 15-Oct-11 18:03:12

Thanks to MN I was forewarned that 4yo ds would be knackered, grumpy and possibly even utterly vile after a long tiring day at school. This has enabled me to simply rise above his angry state and smile to myself as he kicks off at the terrible terrible misdeeds and injustices I have perpetrated against him.

These include, but are not limited to:

- using the WRONG SHAPE pasta for his tea
- walking on the BAD path on the way home (I was away from the GOOD path by a whole 12 INCHES would you believe)
- leaving the toilet door ajar by about 85 degrees rather than the requisite 70 degrees.

Anyone else care to share their transgressions?! grin

ragged Sat 15-Oct-11 18:05:53

Awww... poor chappy.

GhoulishGlendaFestersAgain Sat 15-Oct-11 18:09:03

I am guilty too.

I have opened the gate, when I should have known that DD was about to do it. I have unzipped her dress for her, when she didn't want me to.

I have given her drinks in the wrong cup. Read a word in her book when she was just about to say THAT <screech> . Generally, I am just failing to be psychic.

She is so screechy and evil after school it is pretty funny. Funniest when she shouts/screeches at me that she can do something herself, then she totally can't and has to ask me to help - very hard not to be sarcastic grin

Sexonlegs Sat 15-Oct-11 18:14:55

Ah bless 'em!

Similar here; wrong cup, wrong bowl, blah blah

Quite a lot of lying on the floor screeching for no real reason.

On the whole though, dd2 has really settled well and comes out skipping and smiling smile

DestinationUnknown Sat 15-Oct-11 19:45:37

I try very hard to not let him see me laugh - sometimes it's like having a 2yo back! I guess he's working so hard at school to be good, concentrate, socialise, make friends, learn stuff that he just has to let it all go when he's back with me. I don't mind! My favourite is him shouting "I'm NOT TIRED!!" when the opposite is rather blatantly the case.

whoknowswho Sat 15-Oct-11 20:19:37

biscuit for the DCs and wine for the mums and dads - it gets better - honest!!!

oooggs Sat 15-Oct-11 20:23:53

when ds1 started school it was bad!!! But now dd & ds2 have started and it is dreadful, they never hissy fit at the same time, they just pass the baton hmm I am exhausted. On the other hand they are being very well behaved at school (in same class)

wrong play clothes, wrong plate/cup/bowl, wrong tea, too much help/too little help with removal of uniform - I could go on................

Iamnotminterested Sat 15-Oct-11 20:25:10

OP if your DS has such a good grasp of acute angles at a young age I recommend getting thee over to the G&T thread grin

mummynoseynora Sat 15-Oct-11 20:26:12

my best one has been asking DD what she would like for dinner on a friday as a treat, making suggested meal.... then being screamed at for daring to make proper food rather than buy the processed crap available at the local shop of choice!

Youremindmeofthebabe Sat 15-Oct-11 20:34:38

I can't do right for wrong at the moment, but mainly it's tears here. I.e, I can't undo my shoes- tears. And a rather bolshy NO style attitude reminiscent of a 2 year old. I'm really hoping he settles before January, when we have a new baby due! <naive>

RueDeWakening Sat 15-Oct-11 21:06:51

I think the best one here was, when asked for a peanut butter and cream cheese sandwich, making one.

Clearly I should have known that the peanut butter and cream cheese were to be applied in stripes and not simply placed one on top of the other.

Obvious, when you think about it hmmgrin

MigratingCoconuts Sat 15-Oct-11 21:50:24

fab thread!!!!

I realised the depths we had sunk to, two years ago, with dd when I got roundly screamed at for picking the wrong coloured towel after a bath once (even though it was the right colour the previous bath and I thought I was on a winner this time by pre-empting her choice preference hmm).

However, the double whammy of dd(yr2) and ds(reception) was something I was not prepared for and this last week has been something else again.
They manage to wind each other up by looking/not looking at each other, talking to/not talking to each other, playing with/not playing with each other...blimey!!!! its always been a minefield of sibling rivalry but, still....

MigratingCoconuts Sat 15-Oct-11 21:54:31

oh, and we have had a whole lot of two children who are definately not (underlined three times) tired. No sir!

MigratingCoconuts Sat 15-Oct-11 21:56:19

oh...and I outrageously served pasta pesto for tea (even though it had been requested 10 minutes earlier)

Shakey1500 Sat 15-Oct-11 21:56:31


I committed the cardinal sin of <gasp> using a tin of carrots instead of peeling and cooking raw ones.

In my defence I had just finished a 12 hour shift at work.

that was a blatant lie, I had been out to lunch with my sister, had one glass of wine, was in a rush and totally couldn't be bothered

Anyhow, ds was distraught at this. So much so that he woke up in a fluster at about 10pm yelling...I just want a PROPER CARROT!!!!

You had to be there really grin

MigratingCoconuts Sat 15-Oct-11 22:00:51

pmsl at the proper carrot!!!!

AWimbaWay Sat 15-Oct-11 22:10:29

RueDeWakening Dh has just informed me that one of his earliest memories is the horror of his Mother handing him a peanut butter and jam sandwich NOT IN STRIPES! Looking at my Dh you may have warped your ds for life.

crazyscientist87 Sat 15-Oct-11 23:48:23

I absolutely love this thread - my son can also be very insistent about not being tired, me doing the wrong things etc etc. I'm going to try even harder to not laugh when he does these things as that REALLY winds him up!

startail Sat 15-Oct-11 23:54:16

Sorry, I was told my, never went to bed before 8pm, DD1 would be tired when she started school. She wasn't
DD2 wasn't either, but she did one long full day at nursery and 4 mornings at preschool and was kept awake by DD1 so I was hardly expecting her to be.

sparkle12mar08 Sun 16-Oct-11 10:52:23

I've simply existed. That's unforgiveable apparently...

DestinationUnknown Sun 16-Oct-11 11:05:27

grin at the "proper carrot" & the non-striped sandwiches!

Sexonlegs Sun 16-Oct-11 11:15:08

Tears of laughter at the "proper carrot"!! That has made my day.

BorderBinLiner Sun 16-Oct-11 11:27:26

DD1 looked out of DD2's car window - only the complicated car seat safety device stopped a full scale fight breaking out.

BabyGiraffes Sun 16-Oct-11 13:46:28

With us it's usually the 'baby' (20 mths!) daring to look at her and smiling when dd1 comes out of her class and offering to carry her book bag for her.. cue hissy fit! I have taken to bringing a spare bag for dd2 to at least pre-empt that one, although I can't stop dd2 beaming to have her darling sister back hmm

topsi Mon 17-Oct-11 16:55:22

School doesn't seem to have any effect on DS's energy levels but a full day at school makes me less guilty about a full showing of Ice Age in the evening!! (bad mother emoticon)

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