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So I'm sitting in the kitchen waiting for my teenage DDs, who promised me they'd be ready by 9.30am

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YDdraigGoch Sat 05-Jan-13 17:00:44

Well, we made it out the door by 10.20 in the end, and had a jolly good day shopping. DD1 drove beautifully, and we didn't argue once grin

flow4 Sat 05-Jan-13 11:13:23

Good GRIEF, your teenage girls agreed to be up and out by 9:30am in the holidays?!?!?! shock confused shock

Is this something that other people have experienced?!

My DS1(17) has just left the house (about 10:45) and that is early, compared with the past fortnight!

Pagwatch Sat 05-Jan-13 10:56:51

grin <waves Pom poms>>

seeker Sat 05-Jan-13 10:52:03

Go, Pagwatch!!!!!!

SecretSquirrels Sat 05-Jan-13 10:07:42

9.30am is the middle of the night in teenage school holidays wink.

Actually I think mine will have jet-lag or something next week when they have to go back to getting up at 7am. DS1 will have to move his body clock back a good 4 hours.

YDdraigGoch Sat 05-Jan-13 10:01:31

I am chilled Gumby - sitting here MNing - no particular rush today.

Just find it amusing because they PROMISED last night.

Pagwatch Sat 05-Jan-13 10:00:16

It's the weekend at the end of several weeks holiday.

If they wanted to stay in bed they shouldn't have asked o go to bath. And if they couldn't bear to be ready by 9.30 as op requested then they should ave said so.

They are big enough to make sensible decisions. Why do we assume they are all hopeless toddlers?

YDdraigGoch Sat 05-Jan-13 09:59:42

I'd normally go without them, but the day is for them really, so there's not a lot of point.
Miracle of miracles, the DD2 has just arrived in kitchen - now making toast. DD1 is out if shower, so 10.15 is looking promising.

seeker Sat 05-Jan-13 09:57:16

"It's the weekend
They're teenagers
They need their sleep
They have hair & make up woes
You don't need to be back by 6pm bath & bed


And the OPnhas made a perfectly reasonable request. Why is "being a teenager" a reason to excuse bad manners?

Pagwatch Sat 05-Jan-13 09:54:08

I would cancel at 10.00
I am a hard liner.
None of them are ever late anymore though so.....

Gumby Sat 05-Jan-13 09:53:10

It's the weekend
They're teenagers
They need their sleep
They have hair & make up woes
You don't need to be back by 6pm bath & bed


ThreeBeeOneGee Sat 05-Jan-13 09:49:49

If they're not ready by 10 then I'd go without them, or go with whichever one is ready by then. But I'm a very mean person. grin

seeker Sat 05-Jan-13 09:49:32

I probably wouldn't actually- I'm a hard liner in my head.......

sandyballs Sat 05-Jan-13 09:49:03

Are they out of bed? Or just fannying around with clothes and hair? Big sympathies, two nearly teen girls here and it's all starting. Mine haven't been up before 11 every day of the holidays then when they appear it's another couple of hours getting showered, dressed and out. Big shock for them on Monday getting the 7.30 school bus grin

Have a lovely day when you finally go!

seeker Sat 05-Jan-13 09:49:03

Anything past 10.00 and I'd cancel. But I am a hard liner!

YDdraigGoch Sat 05-Jan-13 09:45:10

Have promised DDs 15 and 17 a girlie day out in Bath. DD1 is learning to drive and I promised her she could drive us (its about an hour away). I said I'd like to leave at 9.30 at the latest.
I've been ready since 9.20.
Am taking bets on what time we will actually leave!
My money is on 10.30.

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