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Old 03-16-2012, 12:49 PM
 
Location: North America
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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?
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Space Coast
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LOL! Yes, my 5 year old daughter came out of her room the other night (after I thought she was asleep) and caught me sitting on the couch eating ice cream while watching tv. I was totally caught red-handed, so I wound up trying to change the topic by getting on her case for getting out of bed after lights out (she didn't have to go potty, and the house wasn't on fire which are the only legit reasons for her to get up). But that didn't work at making her forget, because the next night she tried to hide the remote from me "as a consequence" for breaking the rule. lol
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:34 PM
 
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All the time. The "once you become an adult you can do whatever you want" line gets used frequently around here

And yes, I thought it was going to be about something else..lol. Haven't been caught in the act, yet...thank goodness
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Old 03-16-2012, 01:38 PM
 
Location: here
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Yes. I have been known to hide while I have quick snack.

I came downstairs yesterday morning to find my 8 yo eating a bowl of cereal in the family room in front of the TV. That's 2 no-no's, and he did say "but you do it!"
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Old 03-16-2012, 02:23 PM
 
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Do as I say not as I do
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Old 03-16-2012, 05:00 PM
 
Location: Space Coast
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Do as I say not as I do
That is often heard around my house.
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:08 PM
 
Location: West Jordan, UT
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Yep, I use the 'because I said so' line a lot. Lol
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Hawkes Bay NZ
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There's bang on the door of my daughter's bedroom at 4am. Jack, aged 4, says "Can I have a spoon?" "What for!" says daughter. "I need to get yoghurt out for Lily (little sister). "What yoghurt?", "The yoghurt that 'Chance' (the dog) hasn't eaten yet. "Why have you got yoghurt?, "It was in the fridge" , "Why is it out of the fridge?" "Lily wanted a yoghurt and Chance helped me get the lid off, but it's ok he cleaned up Lily after we spilled the yoghurt". "Don't worry about the spoon ! Chance has cleaned up everything and Lily has gone to sleep"
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Old 03-16-2012, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Lost in Montana *recalculating*...
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I've been caught red handed with snacks AND my wife's cheeks in my hand.





























You folks need to think about this one for a bit. Obviously it took some 'splaning to do..
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:09 AM
 
Location: North America
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Do as I say not as I do
One leads by example however
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