Wibu to deny my children nutritionally as punishment, ahem, consequence of their actions?
newlifenewname · 01/06/2007 12:28
So, I'm on phone half the morning to benefits blunder heads and am aware that dcs are making 'stir fry' with leaves using bowls I gave them and an agreed collection of non-poisonous leaves (just covering myself here) only to go out just now and discover they have taken goat's milk from the fridge and were just onto a jug of smoothie before I caught them.
Milk is all over the [patio (so I'm wishing for rain) all over them, and their is milky green mush everywhere as well as my 'good spoons' out there in the goo.
I have already warned that there will be no milk left at bed time unless they want green leafy milk - for that is all we now have - and that I shan't be going to the supermarket to buy more "for a good long while".
How long would be reasonable? I mean, I like them to have milk but surely they need to understand that if they piss their milk up the wall, so to speak, then there will be no milk at bedtime?
Or is there no use crying over spilt milk? Fnar.
Othersideofthechannel · 01/06/2007 12:33
It depends how old they are. DS is four and is old enough to remember a morning incident at bedtime. But I would only do it if I had specifically explained to him that before that he is not to help himself to things from the fridge.
When were you planning to go to the supermarket next?
newlifenewname · 01/06/2007 12:37
cripes! Bad, bad misuse of their there, sorry!
They are 7, 5 and 3. You know, I think I might feel secret and wicked glee in reminding them why we aren't having milk when it gets to 7pm tonight.
I am a little I think.
I had just been to the supermarket yesterday and bought that milk to last til end of weekend probably.
DrunkenSailor · 01/06/2007 12:44
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haggisaggis · 01/06/2007 12:45
THink you could end up biting your head off to spite your face! I guess the 2 older oens could understand conseuences (but possibly wouldn't even miss their milk taht much) - however if teh 3 year old is like mine a year ago, then you will have a very angry, upset child on your hands at bedtime who does not understand why he/she can't have milk!
flightattendant · 01/06/2007 18:28
Yup, had this very same thing myself.
Littly 3 yr old won't understand and will prob cry buckets...give him some, if you have any...the older ones will be Ok without.
Prob not worth labouring the point until Monday though.
My DS took a load of food out in the garden last summer, and yes I was cross, but my then-boyfriend said I ought to feed him porridge all day as punishment, and he'd never do it again. I nealry laughed till I realised he was serious. We're not together any more. He had loads of hang ups about his poverty stricken childhood and couldn't bear me to be 'nice' to my son as it wasn't fair when he'd had such a hard time. Git.
Sorry went off on one there not impkying anything as I am with you on this!
FrannyandZooey · 01/06/2007 18:36
I would buy more milk tomorrow. You've made your point, they won't have their bedtime milk tonight, and while not wanting to hack you off further, I would think you hold some of the responsibility for being on the phone and not supervising more. I know this wasn't your fault or your choice, I am sure you would rather have spent the morning doing something more pleasant, but when you leave 3 young ones unattended these things do tend to happen...
Sorry it sounds like a pretty shite day.
cleaninglady · 01/06/2007 19:23
agree with Franny - bed tonight without any milk and then buy some in the morning! my two make "witches brew" with contents of garden but only included orange juice from fridge on one occasion and had to go without at breakfast the next morning - it was never included again ..........
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