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astonishingly good manners

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Madlentileater Sun 24-Aug-08 18:31:08

Our 2 dds have friends round...they are all about 17...they are in the front room, dp and I just went in to discuss something with the dds, and these two lads STOOD UP to make chairs available to us. Afraid to say I don't think this would have occurred to our dcs, but very impressive, no? And, I might add they have spent last 2 afternoons sitting round teaching eachother card games, v civilized. Lovely.

TrinityRhino Sun 24-Aug-08 18:33:37

thats lovely
very nice to hear about

bran Sun 24-Aug-08 18:37:45

They probably have nefarious designs on your dds. wink I (distantly) remember being a teenager and it was the charming ones you had to watch out for. smile

LynetteScavo Sun 24-Aug-08 18:38:02


I would be suspicious.I think they are lulliing you into a false sence of security. They are secretly planning a rave in your garden when you go a way for the weekend, and trut them to feed the cat a water the plants.

TrinityRhino Sun 24-Aug-08 18:39:34

lol actually they both sound like plausible reasons grin

Madlentileater Sun 24-Aug-08 18:42:37

Ooh er...
actually, we have just been away with youngest ds for 4 nights, everything intact on our return and a meal cooked. Am I tempting fate by being pleased?
A shame I have no idea who their parents are, I would be so pleased to hear this about my dcs.

LynetteScavo Sun 24-Aug-08 18:49:41

A meal cooked? This is too good to be true.

Do they have side partings as well?

Stay on your guard. Keep your eyes peeled.

Madlentileater Sun 24-Aug-08 18:57:17

they do seem to be eating a lot of cheap chocolate...what does that mean?

LynetteScavo Sun 24-Aug-08 19:00:22

Are you sure they are not makeing hash brownies with the cheap chocolate?

Madlentileater Sun 24-Aug-08 19:10:30

well, DD1 has a sticker on her door about making cannabis fudge (must remember to remove it before Grandma comes) they have gne now, DD1 tells me one of the lads was eating raw garlic by itself, what's that about? (casts mind back into prehistory, finds nothing....except that he must not be a vampire)

pointydog Sun 24-Aug-08 19:23:52

It's a sign that teenagers have been up to no good if you return and the house is looking newly cleaned and a meal has been made.

pointydog Sun 24-Aug-08 19:24:35

Re raw garlic. He was off his head on shrooms wink

Madlentileater Sun 24-Aug-08 19:27:07

then how could he explain the rules of poker? though tbh wouldn't know if he was doing it accurately!

pointydog Sun 24-Aug-08 19:28:55


fuzzywuzzy Sun 24-Aug-08 19:31:23

Maybe his folks are hippie types, garlic is really good for your blood....on the other hand the garlic eating one was definitely not snogging your dd, its the other one you need to watch!!!!

LynetteScavo Mon 25-Aug-08 09:59:49

My theory is he was eating garlic because he had the munchies after the hash brownies.

You thought they were standing up to offer you a seat, but infact they were trying to run away, and were too high to move fast.

Madlentileater Mon 25-Aug-08 12:29:06

tis true they didn't say much...

BlueberryBeret Mon 25-Aug-08 12:29:53

grin These poor kids! Hung drawn and quartered by a bunch of bored MNers wink

NotAnOtter Mon 25-Aug-08 12:34:18

lynette all teens have VERY side partings now

get with it!

charliecat Mon 25-Aug-08 12:38:36


mdrooney Mon 25-Aug-08 19:20:46

When I was a teenager my Mum always knew if I had a party if she had ben away because the house was always cleaner then it ever was lol

Madlentileater Mon 25-Aug-08 19:22:33

they are back again, but more noisy this time. More girls this time. Will just leave them to it.

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 25-Aug-08 19:41:55

how delightful - my dad taught us to do this when we were young -I'd be charmed by it grin

Madlentileater Mon 25-Aug-08 19:43:19

they are delightful, they really are. It really isn't fair they get such a bad press.

MaryAnnSingleton Mon 25-Aug-08 20:44:18


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