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Old 03-18-2012, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Hyrule
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That is priceless! "uh.. Wanna sundae son?"

This thread reminds me of the scene from Airplane! The movie.. Remember Otto the autopilot? Leslie Nielson walks in on the stewardess using the 'emergency inflation tube' Lol


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LMAO!!! I love those movies. And yes, it felt like we were in one that night. The funniest thing was the expressions on both boys faces, one was stretched ear to ear and the other looked like he just dropped his ice cream cone on the floor. lol
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Old 03-18-2012, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Wherever life takes me.
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It depends on what you are requiring the child to do text. There are benefits to children sleeping longer than adults, thus the earlier bedtime makes sense. But it's like admonishing your child for not smoking and putting away 2 packs a day. Your actions in a lot of cases affect your kids, more then what you tell them to do.
Not really, the legal smoking age is 18, if your child is smoking you have good reason to tell them no, even if you as an adult do it yourself.

Going by your theory itd be like telling your child not to have sex and then having sex yourself.

Somethings are just not for children, because they are too young or it's not legal for them.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:38 AM
 
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Sometimes we can get frustrated that our children don't have more self control, that's when we have to remember how hard it is for US the ADULTS to have perfect self-control all the time. Good reminder OP.
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Old 03-19-2012, 12:43 PM
 
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This is sooo funny, I to have a similar story.
My son was sleeping and my husband and I had just got some "alone" time. My husband says, wait right here, I have a surprise. So he ran out of the room really quickly only to not return. I waited a long time then I finally walked out and went to the kitchen. There my husband and my son sat eating some ice cream with huge sprays of whipped cream on top. lol
My son looked up beaming, hey mom, he said, I was going pee and saw dad with a big can of whipped cream, he said it was a surprise.
That was the best surprise my son had ever had, sundaes in the middle of the night with his dad.
Can't rep you but that's hilarious! Quick thinking on your husband's part.

I used to have a secret candy drawer but got busted. My daughter was so puzzled and thought the cleaning lady must have put the candy in there. I confessed and added, "But all mommies do it."

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Old 03-19-2012, 01:01 PM
 
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I think the funniest thing ever, was when I was in grad school, stressing about an assignment, and did not go to work, so I could cram, and get the paper done. My kids were rolling on the floor, chanting, "homework first, homework first"...which is, and has always been my "mantra" on doing school assignments. "Do it when it is assigned."...right.

Another "bad" thing I do...is sometimes, have a messy closet, or car...and don't get to cleaning it right away. It is good I have my kids to keep me in line on stuff like that..."Now Mom, why is your closet such a mess?!"....

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Old 03-19-2012, 01:05 PM
 
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Nope, live by the strict "live by example" rule.
Promises are always kept too or if can't deliver... just don't promise.
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Old 03-19-2012, 01:51 PM
 
Location: Space Coast
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I used to have a secret candy drawer but got busted. My daughter was so puzzled and thought the cleaning lady must have put the candy in there. I confessed and added, "But all mommies do it."
We DO all do it, don't we?
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Old 03-19-2012, 02:10 PM
 
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We don't allow snacks after dinner as a matter of course in our house. Generally because the kids would only pick at their dinner and then want something 30 minutes after dinner was cleaned up. My wife and I however have always had a bad habit of watching a little TV and enjoying a snack after the kids were in bed.

One night I had made a bag of popcorn and my wife had grabbed the pickle jar and we were happily snacking in the living room watching a show. Of course, the 3 year old suddenly appears and refused to go to bed without a little something. She had a pickle and a couple pieces of popcorn and went back to bed.

The next night the kids are in bed and my wife and I were cleaning up. The 3 year old appears on the balcony overlooking the living room and says, "is it pickle popcorn time yet?" From then on, my wife and I refer to our clandestine snacking as "pickle popcorn time" and it does occasionally involve the 3 year old joining us, lol.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:34 PM
 
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Something you told them not to do themselves, such as eating snacks before dinner . I'll bet you all thought this was gonna be about a different topic didn't you?

Yea I did and yes I was caught doing that a couple of times
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:43 AM
 
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Most of my kid's friends drink energy drinks in place of soda. I don't like them but both my husband and I have had a red bull here or there, esp when moving.

I will admit to buying the coffee flavored one since my kids don't like the taste of coffee so then I don't have to share.
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