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How to be the worst and best parent all within the hour
Or Judgement: it's all in the timing.

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#1 liveworkplay

Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:30 AM

DD3 (3.5) and I missed breakfast. Her because she refused it, me because  of the usual bum fight to get the others to school. We then had to sit through an hour performance at school. By this stage we were both hungry but had to travel to the shops. My this stage she was putting on an Oscar winning performance of an emancipated child, complete with stomach clutching, moaning and collapsing onto the floor. The closest thing that sold anything resembling food was a McD's cafe. So at 1030am, 3.5 yr old sitting up to maccas chips and me chilling to a hot chocolate. Cue whispered comments of "how could she" yada yada yada wink.gif

Less then hour later we were in the supermarket and she was, unsurprisingly given the "as nutritious as the packaging" food she ate, hungry. "Mum, can I pleeeassse have some beans?" Sure. So here is 3.5 yr old, happily munching on raw, green string beans.(pre weighed and paid for;)) Cue, "Oh wow! how on earth does she get her kids to do that" yada yada yada.

So you see, it is only a matter of timing on what judgement you may lay on another person. A 10 second snap shot gives little evidence as to what type of person/parent/human being they really are.

That is all biggrin.gif

Edited by liveworkplay, 11 December 2012 - 02:57 PM.

#2 erindiv

Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:35 AM

People really whispered in Maccas?

I go there with my two all the time, even give a fry or two to DS, and nobody ever looks twice.

edit: Not literally ALL the time, obviously...

Edited by erindiv, 11 December 2012 - 11:37 AM.

#3 liveworkplay

Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:38 AM

QUOTE (erindiv @ 11/12/2012, 12:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
People really whispered in Maccas?

I go there with my two all the time, even give a fry or two to DS, and nobody ever looks twice.

We were not in Maccas as such, it was a food hall type set up where the only choices were dounuts, muffins or Maccas.. Also, I have no idea if they whispered, I am oblivious to that type of thing, I was using that for illustrative purposes only wink.gif

Edited by liveworkplay, 11 December 2012 - 11:39 AM.

#4 robot sm

Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:41 AM

If only we could remind the rest of the world that you shouldn't judge a parent on a seconds-long glimpse into their life!  There's always more to the story.

#5 Liv_DrSperm_sh

Posted 11 December 2012 - 11:45 AM

You'd get the same image at my house. I've managed to convince the twins that peas and parsley out of the garden are actually lollies and they eat them like crazy....but have also been known on many occasion to feed them a happy meal.

Actually the worst one was while on route to Auckland from Taupo in NZ, we'd left the kids sandwiches on the bench at my Mum's house and didn't notice until it was time for lunch. Of course the kids were acting like their last meal was three months prior and the closest thing was KFC....I have to admit to sneaking in there and sneaking out all secret squirrel like, not because anyone was judging me but because I was judging myself...hard!

#6 liveworkplay

Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:02 PM

You'd get the same image at my house. I've managed to convince the twins that peas and parsley out of the garden are actually lollies and they eat them like crazy


Dd3's favorites are peas and cherry tomatoes straight from the vine. Coupled with the cucumbers and beans, we don't harvest much from the garden over summer laughing2.gif

#7 PatG

Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:06 PM

What does que mean?

#8 warriorsfan

Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:08 PM

I read it as "cue"

#9 liveworkplay

Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:13 PM

Sorry lots of mistakes as I'm on my phone, will go back and edit when I can blush.gif

#10 PatG

Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:13 PM

Ahh, that makes sense.  I was reading quwee...

#11 **Xena**

Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

Today I walked the kids to school dressed as Pikachu. A lot of people looked at me like I was crazy.

I am living proof that sometimes judgements are absolutely spot on tongue.gif

#12 ekbaby

Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:27 PM

He he, I've had days like that OP, DS munching on raw broccolini in the supermarket trolley and strangers commenting to me about what a "good" mum I am and how it's so good I get him to eat that. I have to burst their bubble by telling them he just finished a happy meal in the food court 5 mins earlier.

#13 FeralFerretOfDoom

Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:35 PM

I'm just stuck on the mental image from "bum fight"...

#14 causeway

Posted 11 December 2012 - 12:43 PM

I'm not so concerned about a toddler eating a maccas chip... What made me go 'hmmm' today was a dad dipping his 3month old son's dummy in his DARE Iced Coffee! Not sure if its all the sugar or the caffeine in it which is the worst!

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