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dont worry, they wont be little for long

(46 Posts)
FineFigureFio Tue 01-Feb-05 16:11:24

is it just me?

I am not usually violent but the next person who says this to me....I will punch them

Donbean Tue 01-Feb-05 16:13:31

no its not just you! pisses me off too!

JaysMum Tue 01-Feb-05 17:11:43

That gets to me even more than......

A good smack would sort him out

The next time someone says that to me I'll be the one with the GBH charge!!!

heartinthecountry Tue 01-Feb-05 21:19:21

Hee hee - I'm with you Fio. The other one I love is "they grow up so fast don't they?" oh and from one of my friends this morning "it is just amazing how quickly they learn everything isn't it?"

Uh - no, actually.

JakB Tue 01-Feb-05 21:58:05

exactly, HITC...
And, 'they all catch up in the end'...
(used to get this... now I get, 'she's not as bad as I thought she would be!!!??????').

misdee Tue 01-Feb-05 21:59:56

i hate 'have you been drinking' comments dd2 gets, and she apparently doesnt have SN. argh!!

Jimjams Tue 01-Feb-05 22:27:21

my favourite is 'it gets easier as they get older'
no it f**** doesn't.

Jimjams Tue 01-Feb-05 22:29:11

I used to get 'they all get there in the end" jakb- errr still waiting! ROFL at "it's amazing how quickly they learn" HITC.

oooh this is therapeutic- just thought of another: "once he sees the other children doing it he'll copy them" WTF? No he won't!

coppertop Tue 01-Feb-05 22:30:49

LOL at you lot!

milge Tue 01-Feb-05 22:33:06

I'm a big fan(not) of "she'll do itin her own time", "they all catch up in the end" or "she'll have caught up by the time she's 2/3/4/ interchangeable number"
Try having all that, along with stupid comments re twins "double trouble" "you've got your hands full" etc. AAAARgh.

Swilt Tue 01-Feb-05 22:33:38

OOOOOh, I cringe with the memory of most of those said to me.

coppertop Tue 01-Feb-05 22:36:13

Don't forget "Well Einstein didn't talk until he was 3." Arrrggghhh!

Jimjams Tue 01-Feb-05 22:38:24

Thank the Lord people have stopped telling me the age that Einstein talked (DS1 is way past that now anyway- wow he must be super brainy). In the end I took to growling at them "yeah and Einstein was autistic...."

Oh and I'd forgotton the "he'll have cauught up by the time he's....." milge.

Thanks Fio- I love this thread

Merlot Tue 01-Feb-05 22:39:48

my bugbear is, `there cant be much wrong with him, he looks so normal' (whatever normal is!!!)

Merlot Tue 01-Feb-05 22:41:18

oh also, `well at least he's smiley!'

Swilt Tue 01-Feb-05 22:41:38

So when did Einstein talk

coppertop Tue 01-Feb-05 22:45:41

After hearing me complain about ds2 throwing furniture at me....."But he looks like such an angel." Arrrrrgggghhhh again!

milge Tue 01-Feb-05 22:47:58

LOL merlot, i've had " well, she seems happy enough" yeah, that's cos she spent the last 4 hours lying on the floor screaming with her hands over her eyes, and now she's asleep and its 10pm!!!

Socci Tue 01-Feb-05 22:49:49

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Merlot Tue 01-Feb-05 22:51:31

GP said it to me too - must be part of the patter!

Socci Tue 01-Feb-05 22:54:11

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unicorn Tue 01-Feb-05 22:54:53

don't know if I can join in here but I have 2 very, ahem, 'challenging' children...

and I often get... ' why is xxx screaming?'
(answer - because that is what he does)..

'Can't you stop him/her??'
(er no I just love to listen to it!)


'oh your 2 are real characters aren't they'!????!!!

(ie -'thank god I don't have to look after them')


Saker Tue 01-Feb-05 22:56:10

It's not just Einstein either, people have always got some distant relative who is now a successful professor of... who didn't speak until 3/4/5y then one day miraculously produced full sentences.

coppertop Tue 01-Feb-05 22:58:33

And "Perhaps if you just talked to him more/less he might learn how to speak."

Gwenick Tue 01-Feb-05 22:59:06

I'm fortunate (not really quite the right word - but I hope you know what I mean) that neither of my 2 children appear to have any SN - but it drives ME up the wall when people make comments like that (one of mine was a later talker too) - I can't even begin to imagine how frustrating it must for you mum's with SN kids!

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