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Started by darkhorse on Jan 26, 2019 9:08:22 PM
What kind of things have your children forced you to do?

Cook chicken nuggets, watch Frozen thirty times, petition for bankruptcy, move into a care home, change your will.

That kind of thing.

Cavewoman - 26 Jan 2019 21:30:20 (#1 of 33)

Grandchildren, rather than children, forced me to trudge round Dinosaur World in Torquay multiple times. I'm mightily relieved that they've now outgrown it and I'll never have to set foot in the place again.

deadmanwalking23 - 26 Jan 2019 22:25:51 (#2 of 33)


Have my face painted

FGBFGB - 26 Jan 2019 22:28:08 (#3 of 33)

#1 Too scarey, Cavey?

hailesaladdie - 26 Jan 2019 22:30:12 (#4 of 33)

Know all 78 episodes of Bing by heart.

Know the location of every excavator in use in the town, and how to bike him there; learn the names of every type of construction equipment.

darkhorse - 26 Jan 2019 22:31:04 (#5 of 33)

I've seen various documentaries about prehistory. Cavewomen should definitely be wary of dinosaurs.

flossy - 26 Jan 2019 22:33:47 (#6 of 33)

Cavey, you are counting too early. Wait until those great grandchildren start demanding "outings". Could even be worse..

flossy - 26 Jan 2019 22:34:50 (#7 of 33)

(Says her who had to sit tnrough the original Pokemon movie three times)

bossab2 - 26 Jan 2019 22:34:59 (#8 of 33)

I did all sorts of outings with mine.

They tended to be my idea rather than his.

DesEsseintes - 26 Jan 2019 23:18:40 (#9 of 33)

Now you've done it.

Thread to imagine bossab's idea of a good day out.

33479 posts

CloakAndDagger - 26 Jan 2019 23:24:41 (#10 of 33)

That’s his idea of a good day though. Sat in front of his computer, 33479 posts complaining about the NHS, the plod, old people, the criminal justice system...

esmeralda - 26 Jan 2019 23:33:33 (#11 of 33)

Chaperone J playing Warhammer for hours on end, sitting on a numb bum on a fold-up chair in the corner of the shop with a library book. He was so young that he had to stand on a box to reach the table and was therefore known as "box boy".

I learned that in the grim darkness of the far future there is only war. And that all sentences must begin, "Basically ..."

ishyomah - 26 Jan 2019 23:41:05 (#12 of 33)

And end: "... fact".

Bernadette43 - 02 Feb 2019 16:44:32 (#13 of 33)

Love them unconditionally, children and Grandchildren.

Bodgit - 04 Feb 2019 13:01:38 (#14 of 33)

Judge synchronised swimming routines when I wanted to be swimming lengths. Play Rapidough when I wanted to play Rummy. Drive distances that should really be cycled. Welcome people into my house who I'd really rather not have there. Learn to be patient. Learn to see my mother's point of view.

SinnerBoy - 04 Feb 2019 13:06:20 (#15 of 33)

Have lipstick and nail varnish on. Whilst I couldn't get the nail varnish off, I thought I'd got the lippy off, but had actually missed a few spots. As pointed out to me, by a laughing mother, in the park.

Bodgit - 04 Feb 2019 13:47:38 (#16 of 33)

Oh god, yes. Suffering makeovers and hair-dos. And learning how to do french plaits myself.

Agaliarept - 04 Feb 2019 14:23:04 (#17 of 33)

Finish every game of FIFA on the PS as a draw so they can have a penalty shootout.

FrankieTeardrop - 04 Feb 2019 15:42:06 (#18 of 33)

Watch Yellow Submarine repeatedly. Chase them round the kitchen table for two hours every evening, while listening to Sabre Dance.

OldLefty - 04 Feb 2019 15:54:01 (#19 of 33)

Sat through one of the Lord of the Rings films (don't remember which one) in a cinema. All I remember is some impressive special effects. And it seemed to go on for ever.

Agaliarept - 04 Feb 2019 15:57:35 (#20 of 33)

All I remember is some impressive special effects. And it seemed to go on for ever.

Doesn't really narrow it down.

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