Asking them to go and have a bath.

Unfairly asking them to have the first bath, when they had the first bath last night.

Not allowing them to have a very deep bath every night.

The appearance of a snack sized packet of Burger Rings in their lunchbox.

Putting an apple in the lunchbox when I know it hurts their ‘adult teeth’

Walking them to the classroom door and saying hello to the teacher.

Asking them to put the iPod down and go to sleep.

Embarrassing them in public by blowing my nose.

Not believing in God, and therefor not joining the rest of the family in heaven.

Buying the wrong brand of chocolate bar.

Naming one of the chickens ‘Voodoo Chicken’.

Refusing to address Voodoo Chicken by it’s correct name of ‘Mary’

Not having enough ice cream in the freezer.

Allowing their brother to sneeze in public.

Allowing their brother to wave his arms in public, in an embarrassing fashion.

Sending them to their grandparents for the weekend.

Allowing it to rain.

Not having nectarines in the fridge.

Cutting a sandwich the wrong way.

Making a sandwich with the wrong cheese.

Putting lettuce on a sandwich.

Apparent meanness to the dog.

Not convincing a theme park to stay open after it’s advertised closing time.

Cooking a cake.

Putting the wrong doona cover on their doona.

Putting the Wombles of Wimbledon pillow case on their pillow, when they wanted the Hair Bear Bunch.

Telling them that McDonalds apple pies contain chokos.

Talking about eggs, when I know they have an egg allergy and I can see them sitting right there.

Unfairly forcing them to go to the beach.

Buying them new shoes when they didn’t need any.

Singing and dancing to Steely Dan while in the supermarket.

Not allowing them to go alone into the men’s section of a public restroom.

Using a mean voice.

Not allowing them to watch age inappropriate movies.

Are you still reading this list?

I could go on.

I bet you identify to more than a few of these.

What are some things your children have told you off for?

Wait a sec while I get a glass of wine.


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15 thoughts on “Things my children have told me off for.

  • 02/19/2015 at 4:41 AM

    I just love this! Not giving him enough notice that it's 8am and therefore time to get in the shower to get ready for school, despite the fact that he has a shower every single morning at 8am and he can read time on his watch, the wall clock and on his iPad. Just today!

    • 02/19/2015 at 9:11 AM

      Ha ha ha, I am familiar with that one too. Obviously we are not fulfilling our job description accurately! Cheers! *clinks wine glass*

  • 02/19/2015 at 9:28 AM

    For inquiring as to how she is currently feeling, when I have ALREADY been informed several times today that she feels nauseous and dizzy. HOW DARE I ask if she is feeling any better?!

    • 02/23/2015 at 3:03 AM

      Seriously, what were you thinking? That was very inconsiderate of you!

  • 02/19/2015 at 9:41 AM

    being too supportive. TRUE STORY.

    I might as well give up now if I am being told off by all my crotch parasites for being too good at it. *boggles*

    • 02/23/2015 at 3:03 AM

      Oh, I've had this one too! I've cared TOO MUCH. Sheesh.

    • 02/23/2015 at 3:04 AM

      Also, "crotch parasites" LMFAO!

  • 02/19/2015 at 11:25 AM

    Oh yes, I get these too, right from the first two points! Though I'm now frequently told off for not doing an overnight wash and dry of Miss 4's fa favourite sparkle top and shorts! Like I have nothing better to do :/

    • 02/23/2015 at 3:04 AM

      Apparently I'm not delivering a very satisfactory laundry service either. Hugs xx

  • 02/20/2015 at 6:58 AM

    Oh most of these. And here is another. After being asked to buy a chicken to roast, and checking carefully that is was freerange and organic etc, I got told off for buying 'the wrong chicken'. It was wrong because it had been marinated.Queue me cursing and feverishly wiping off marinade while the smallest child cried because she wanted normal roast chicken. Go figure. PS. They still ate and liked the chicken.

    • 02/23/2015 at 3:06 AM

      I feel your pain, I really do. I too have thoughtlessly marinated food only to have my efforts thrown in my face. One day we will learn to cook exactly what they want without irritating them needlessly by asking. xx

    • 02/23/2015 at 3:06 AM

      Well gosh, I'm glad someone does! xx

  • 02/22/2015 at 7:49 PM

    Awesome… I don't feel so alone! I've got a list that could match this. 🙂

    • 02/23/2015 at 3:08 AM

      I think we need a support group Lovely! xx

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