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Started by dreams99 on 26-Nov-2014 10:10:37
FAT kids

For those of us in the early stages of parenthood.

Rules:

1) No bragging

2) No humblebragging

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cozzer - 26 Nov 2014 10:13:50 (#1 of 1198)

1) No bragging



2) No humblebragging



Shortest kid thread ever

dreams99 - 26 Nov 2014 10:15:05 (#2 of 1198)

I don't have the shortest kid.

davedanon - 26 Nov 2014 10:15:45 (#3 of 1198)

Damn. you ruined my DaddyG joke.

MadamGeorge - 26 Nov 2014 10:17:27 (#4 of 1198)

Following on from the discussion on Everton, I loved Roobarb and Custard. Don't know if my kids ever got to see it though.

Agaliarept - 26 Nov 2014 10:21:24 (#5 of 1198)

For those of us in the early stages of parenthood.

I have a 2 year old, does that count?

dreams99 - 26 Nov 2014 10:32:12 (#6 of 1198)

Definitely.

Has anyone had experience of their child ignoring them? My daughter did that to me for a couple of days while we were in Oz. I think it stemmed from a short time, about an hour, when my partner's parentsd were babysitting a friend's 1 year old, and I had to pick her up a couple of times to stop her crawling out of the room. My daughter glared at me, and after that would avoid or run away from me, or just ignore me.

So, infant jealousy, but surprisingly hurtful. (I know it'll only get worse from here...) She's fine now (although I do get the odd 'don't like Daddy any more' when she doesn't get what she wants immediately)

Agaliarept - 26 Nov 2014 10:36:29 (#7 of 1198)

(although I do get the odd 'don't like Daddy any more' when she doesn't get what she wants immediately)

My wife is on the receiving end of this mostly. I just tell TheBoy if he's not nice to mummy I won't be his friend.

I know it upsets the wife though, it must suck.

I know Ill get to experience this first hand as soon as he's a teenager though!

TRaney - 26 Nov 2014 10:42:21 (#8 of 1198)

My credentials: Daughter will be 4 in Feb, son was 2 in October

Has anyone had experience of their child ignoring them?

Yes in a few different ways.

1. preference for their mother. This is waning but I always put it down as a natural thing

2. ignoring people when they talk to her. This is just rude and has required a bit of corrective action.

3. zoning out on TV. I've taken the position that the 'square eyes' philosophy of my parents is out of date. As long as they don't watch much (about one hour a day but increasing) it's OK. And my daughter in particular is getting old enough to need the stimulation.

dreams99 - 26 Nov 2014 10:58:53 (#9 of 1198)

I wouldn't call it 'ignoring' if they're concentrating on something else (up to a point)

TRaney - 26 Nov 2014 10:59:54 (#10 of 1198)

if I sit next to her and repeatedly say hello and she stares silently at the screen I call it ignoring not concentrating

davedanon - 26 Nov 2014 11:22:46 (#11 of 1198)

They can be right little shits, can kids.

CloakAndDagger - 26 Nov 2014 11:59:51 (#12 of 1198)

"We can?! Thanks, Dad..."

Bonusy - 26 Nov 2014 13:29:30 (#13 of 1198)

and she stares silently at the screen I call it ignoring not concentrating

Dottir does that, totally zones out, but I just get all comically pass/agg on her about poor daddy being ignored. I should probably stop, really now I think about it, just teaching her bad habits.

Bonusy - 26 Nov 2014 13:30:58 (#14 of 1198)

I could give her warnings about being shot with a Nerf gun, that'll teach her situational awareness whilst she is focused on something, right?

TRaney - 26 Nov 2014 13:33:16 (#15 of 1198)

Dottir does that, totally zones out, but I just get all comically pass/agg on her about poor daddy being ignored.

I'm trying to reign that in, it's a bit pathetic and making her more of a princess than she already is.

At the moment I pretend to have extended discussions with Sinterklaas on my mobile which brings her in line sharpish

dreams99 - 26 Nov 2014 13:34:47 (#16 of 1198)

rein, ffs.

TRaney - 26 Nov 2014 13:35:15 (#17 of 1198)

gotcha

davedanon - 26 Nov 2014 13:38:12 (#18 of 1198)

gotcha

Thankfully I was on another thread, avoided that SLAM-ZING!

alfanaut - 26 Nov 2014 14:56:37 (#19 of 1198)

can I play? I've been in the early stages of parenthood for a quarter of a century now

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