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the one where you give them a hard time for being inseparable from MSN etc and then....

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lilolilmanchester Fri 11-Jul-08 23:30:04

... they say "that's no different to you and Mumsnet". How to handle - fairly????

Tortington Fri 11-Jul-08 23:31:26

do as i say
not as i do

i pay for it chappy so until you can pay the bill cock off

jura Fri 11-Jul-08 23:34:33

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lilolilmanchester Fri 11-Jul-08 23:37:58

that's precisely what I say Custardo. Just seems a bit like double standards, but then easy to justify the differences I suppose.

Tortington Fri 11-Jul-08 23:43:38

i'm not the lentil weavering "reason" with child type grin

this argument can get you inthe shit
you smoked pot when you were a teenager

you had sex when you were 16

you went to parties at 15

not listing any more blush

but you get mydrift !

lilolilmanchester Fri 11-Jul-08 23:54:39

my Dad always used to say "do as I say and not as I do" which drove me nuts, so I guess that's why I am lookign for an alternative - although I think the DAISNAID approach is the right one. I'm waiting for the day when my DS, in response to the "too much overdue coursework therefore no more MSN til your attitude improves" tirade says " and no more MN for you til the house is tidy, all the ironing is done" etc etc.

bossybritches Sat 12-Jul-08 00:07:13

How about " no offence Mummy but why do you nag me to tidy my room when YOURS is such a tip"???

"Because if I didn't have to spend so much time tidying after you lot /doing washing/cleaning I'd have time to BE tidy!!!!

* exit mother stage left*

lilolilmanchester Sat 12-Jul-08 00:14:30

BB, that's perfect (tho seriously doubting the intelligence of the LiloKids who have yet to ask why I nag them to death over the state of their rooms when ours is, erm, not much better....

TheHedgeWitch Sat 12-Jul-08 09:22:36

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