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#1 IShallWearMidnight

Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:56 PM

throw a tantrum
be dirty/messy in public
cry in the shop because I wont let them eat the icecream
run off in public
be rough with other kids
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oh the naivete of my childless former self.
what did you swear would never happen?

#2 GenWhy

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:00 PM

I never needed to child proof my home because obviously MY children weren't going to touch anything. I would tell them no and they would listen. I now have a padlocked pantry and fridge and magna locks on all cupboards. Go figure

#3 eachschoolholidays

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:02 PM

Have a grotty nose

#4 ~iMum~

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:03 PM

My children will never:
- be babysat by the tv
- will not fight with each other
- will do a sport activity, an art activity, swimming, and learn another language before starting school, all at the same time, and I will sacrifice my life to be their taxi

#5 Jane Jetson

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:04 PM

Own a Barbie  ph34r.gif

I am a bad feminist mummy.

#6 FeralMinx

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:05 PM

My niece is like that.  I have 2 SN kids (with behavioural stuff/adhd/LD) and her partners brother is SN (violent behavioural issues/Autism) and she things *her* kids wont be like ours because 1) they will be hers therefore 'perfect' and 2) she wont let them get 'away' with it  laugh.gif .  I hope she is right of course but she has some dodgy genetic 'stock' to overcome and I don't like her chances.

Edited by HillmanMinx, 25 April 2012 - 08:06 PM.


#7 erindiv

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:05 PM

I maintain that DD will never like Bratz.
Or Dora.

God, how I hate Dora.


(I did once say she would never be allowed to like the Wiggles, but she adores them, and I do now too because they keep her quiet Tounge1.gif)

#8 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:10 PM

Oh how naive my former childless self was - it's just a sliding scale in standards now until I give up completely and let them dress like mickey mouse and eat chips for breakfast.

I do strongly remember repeatedly thinking how my children would never throw a tantru, though laughing2.gif oh if only!

#9 Mel.Bell

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:20 PM

My children aren't allowed to grow up. I love my 2 year old the way she is & my newborn is already 5 months old which makes it harder to call her my newborn cry1.gif I guess I'll just have to have more babies wub.gif

#10 Peevish

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:21 PM

QUOTE (nlman @ 25/04/2012, 06:02 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Have a grotty nose


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And I also remember thinking somewhat smugly that I would never use the TV as a form of baby sitting.

#11 Feral Fennel Salad

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:34 PM

Eat maccas and KFC

So far, so good!

(my mum reckons I'm gonna eat my words. All of them)

#12 Another one

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:35 PM

QUOTE (GenWhy @ 25/04/2012, 08:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I never needed to child proof my home because obviously MY children weren't going to touch anything. I would tell them no and they would listen. I now have a padlocked pantry and fridge and magna locks on all cupboards. Go figure


I have a friend who says this and her DH has thousands of dollars worth of speakers and TV and equipment on their TV unit.  Her son has just turned 1 and I can't wait for the day I go around and see some sort of guard there.

He also says that he will never let his kid have his music in the car - "he can put up with the wiggles at home but not in the car".  I say just wait until you want to calm them down in the car!!

I said the music in the car thing too but if it keeps DD happy.

I said no TV and mostly I stick to that but she does get to see some Today in the morning (she loves Karla, Lisa, Georgie, movie man and Stevie) as we eat breakfast and she gets to watch some play school occasionally.  Her favourite TV is our wedding video which she would watch daily if I let her - she can say a lot of the words in our vows, people's speeches and she can sing the words to "All my friends are getting married - Skyhooks".

ETA
I said the dummy thing too - DD had one third day in hospital.  I rang my husband and said bring a dummy or don't come!!  With DS I had them in my bag when I went to hospital.  They did both lose them at 6 months though.

I also said the Macca's and KFC thing.  Been great for me as I can't go when she is around as I won't eat it in front of her.

Edited by Isabelle Thomas, 25 April 2012 - 08:51 PM.


#13 SMforshort

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

I will never have a dvd player in the car................

(I'm thinking about buying a dvd about the Australian landscape - surely that's what any caring parent would do)

SM

#14 censura carnero

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

Use a dummy.  

First day at home from the hospital. I sent DH out to get one.  Baby didn't want it but it was amazing how quickly I was ok with that.

Pretty much everything else I have maintained.  Except for the fact I thought I'd be much calmer and a more amazing mother than I am.  However, I've done my best to be the best mum I can be.  Not the most perfect but the best I can be.




#15 erindiv

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:51 PM

That was another thing I thought about mine- that I would never expose them to drugs during labour.

Needless to say, I was high as a kite both times around Tounge1.gif

#16 ubermum

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:51 PM

....go to childcare. PMSL who was I kidding? Childcare is awesome.

#17 FeralAlpacasFool

Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:53 PM

Watch tv- oh but thank goodness for Playschool!

Eat hot chips or chocolate- oh well, it's only every now and then



#18 bikingbubs

Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:01 PM

QUOTE (ubermum @ 25/04/2012, 08:21 PM)
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....go to childcare. PMSL who was I kidding? Childcare is awesome.




lol....this!!!! CC day tomorrow woooohooo

#19 aluminium

Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:02 PM

Wear pink.
Play with Barbie.

And both my DDs wear LOADS of pink (they LOVE it) and not only do they play with Barbie but they alsoplay with Disney princess dolls too. Aye!

#20 Tea~for~two

Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:05 PM

Be bottle fed
Have a dummy
Wear disposable nappies
Go to day care
Be a only child
Grow up in a single parent family
Eat commercial baby food

Actually pretty much everything I said I would never do I've done lol. I' starting to get used to it original.gif


#21 aprilrain

Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:06 PM

My children will never.... have/ wear commercial products, eg Thomas, BiB - yeah, right!!

Won't watch TV

like junk food

or computer games

have a screaming, frantic unearthmotherish mother - like I have become

I love listening to those deluded first time parents to be. biggrin.gif

#22 **Xena**

Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:07 PM

Use a dummy.

That was the only one I had on my list and I failed. They all were born thumb suckers and comfort suckers and I figured the dummy was easier to wean them off than their fingers. Surprisingly dummy weaning was quick and easy so I don't regret it for a second for the peace and quiet it gave me biggrin.gif

#23 Feral Madam Mim

Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:07 PM

sleep in my bed (which they didn't when babies, but I allow it now when they are sick as they are older and I don't have that worry about rolling over onto them)

#24 podg

Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:10 PM

Sleep in my bed
Go out with grubby faces
Wear stereotyped 'gender' colours
Be breastfed at the age they can stand up and ask for it


#25 Frockme

Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:10 PM

WHINGE! I Hate whiny children oh my god the only thing that's worse is parents who allow them to get away with it.
Thank god I find it easy to tune put other peoples kids.

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