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To want to crawl into a hole today when, at the soft play centre,...........

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lucyellensmum · 06/06/2008 20:12

I went up to the counter to buy DP a packet of crisps, turned around to see, DP feeding DD full fatted, full caffeined coke, COKE i tell ya, to my 2.9 yo DD. I could tell a few of the other mothers had noticed . I told him in my bestest matronly voice that i do not want DD to have that. But then on noticing the looks from other mothers, i had to follow it up know we are going out tonight, we are going to have to counter that with doublde dose of medised - i just coudlnt stop myself.

I did promptly remove the coke and replace it with a cup of water.......i mean, COKE??? That makes fruit shoots pale in comparison

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theSuburbanDryad · 06/06/2008 20:38

Meh - i just don't think caffiene is particularly appropriate for a toddler. Why not wait until they're at school then they can ruin their teeth and get all hyped up on sugar and fizz at parties as a treat!

And I'm not especially precious about food - my ds has McDonalds here and there, and he has juice (and has a sip of my tea as well! )

But to say that LEM "shamed" her dp, or that she showed him up is just absurd. He shouldn't've done it and i would be fucking fuming if dh gave ds coke!

southeastastra · 06/06/2008 20:38

i really really fancy coke and crisps now. , always prefer pepsi

francagoestohollywood · 06/06/2008 20:40

I don't buy fizzy drinks and I don't think they are suitable for children. But I wouldn't feel like crawling in a hole if mine drank some. They are allowed a little glass when we go to pizzeria (actually only ds, dd doesn't like it)

francagoestohollywood · 06/06/2008 20:41

sea pepsi? shame on you!

BroccoliSpears · 06/06/2008 20:41

If I have a can of coke when we're out an about dd (2) points solemnly at it and says loudly "Mummy's beer. DON'T touch", complete with Makaton signing for emphasis.

I don't think ever had a beer in her lifetime.

francagoestohollywood · 06/06/2008 20:44

lol, ds until recntly thought that if you drank too much coke you'd get drunk

lucyellensmum · 06/06/2008 20:44

How on earth did i "shame" him????WTF? I said to him jokingly when i sat down "did you not hear the deathly silence and see everyone looking" he said "actually, i did" . I don't really have a problem with it, i was just having a joke about all the other women looking shocked - it was quite funny. I did have a problem with the straw though.

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DeeRiguer · 06/06/2008 20:44

when you say the crisps were for dp and the coke for dp
this will make it forbidden fruit imo
its only natural they want to taste what we taste and eat, i mean we encourage that most of the time

i dont do fizzy drinks for ds and not for us either
yeuk an i dont like em so its easy i guess

but its only fair
he has chocolate, crisps now and again biscuits what we eat is fit for him to eat

Flashman · 06/06/2008 20:45

theSuburbanDryad - Oh yes I am totally vain and self centered - and it has been commented that how will i cope when I am no longer the centre of my little Paulworld!!

And I expect I will - I have figured that if I add sugar to coke it makes it flat - that means that if Pinky drops bottle it will not fizz anywhere.

But seriously I seem to remember when I was a kid I could eat anyone shite and I would burn it off!

bluewolf · 06/06/2008 20:45

sorry, just read the start of title ("I wanted to crawl into a hole at the soft play area") and thought you'd all be talking about how enticing the soft play areas are and how they are wasted on children. But obviously not. yes, coke is WAAAAAY bad

Flashman · 06/06/2008 20:47

to be fair if my DW had done that to me I would have thrown a tantrum that would rival a two year old!!!

lucyellensmum · 06/06/2008 20:48

I think there is a lot of money to be made in adult only play centres...........just open up the kiddie ones in the night with soft lighting and seductive music

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lucyellensmum · 06/06/2008 20:48

Then flashman, i would have put you over my knee!

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francagoestohollywood · 06/06/2008 20:50


Goober · 06/06/2008 20:50

It's fine. FGS. Worry if he force-feeds her wine laced with vodka.
Coke and crisps are normal diet to a lot of well-rounded(by that I don't mean fat)folk.
If she only had a few glugs there's nothing to worry about.
If the other mothers were looking, it was probably because you were telling your ol' chap off and it's always amusing to watch a good row.

bluewolf · 06/06/2008 20:53

lucyellensmum - I think I am too immature for that kind of soft play - I was thinking more of hurling myself about with wild abandon, scuffing knees, high on fizzy pop....this is probably the wrong thread to extoll the virtues of sugar rush

madmuggle · 06/06/2008 20:54

LEM, one of our local soft play type places has a policy whereby you can play on the stuff as long as your kid is there too, no 'no adults' rules. Gotta be loving that attitude

Flashman · 06/06/2008 20:57

An adult play centre would be fun - Be dropped of there while the DW went shopping bliss!!

bluewolf · 06/06/2008 21:01

I think 'playtime' like at school should continue at the work place - think how much happier everyone would be if they'd had half an hour hanging off monkey bars and getting their feet sucked under roundabouts

Flashman · 06/06/2008 21:04

lucymum - does that work with a two yo?

lucyellensmum · 06/06/2008 21:05

I wouldnt know flashman - but it would on a 42yo im sure!

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davidtennantsmistress · 06/06/2008 21:10

oh no totally with you, the crisps i'm not fazed about so much DS has them occasionally as a treat, but coke - a toddler of that age (and DS's age) doesn't need fizzy pop in any way shape or form. He asks for some of mine from time to time (rear occassion I have it when he's about) but is told 'little boys don't need fizzy pop' or 'it's mummy special pop' which is great until you're in the cue at the co-op he points to the wine and says 'mummy special pop'

on the other hand thou is XH gave it to DS - (and I know he never would or has - or fruit shoots for that matter) i'd say to him right ok then, you can have DS all afternoon and i'll be back at 8pm when he's asleep.

Unfortunately thou XH seems to think for every high there's also a low prob would have had a quieter word with him about it thou.

Flashman · 06/06/2008 21:12

It has been mentioned a couple of times now - but what the hell is wrong with fruit shoots??

LazyLinePainterJane · 06/06/2008 21:14

Well I'd be really fucked off if DH loudly criticised me in front of a room full of other people.

ChukkyPig · 06/06/2008 21:16

Blimey flashman I just had a flashback!

My dad used to buy us coke sometimes in restaurants/cafes/the pub beer garden, and we would all tip sachets and sachets of sugar in to make it really fizzy which was fun. Then the fizz would die down and we would drink it.

I seem to remember, looking back on it, that my mum was rather po-faced about the whole thing.

I think my dad said it was like a science experiment.

I have never had a filling. But I am addicted to coke. I also can't imagine repeating this with DD - my god can you imagine the other mummies reaction to that one!!!

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