To have judged this mum giving her kids their breakfast in the CAR!!???

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One child had a bowl of cereal, spoon and all and the other was eating toast.
I thought really, how disorganised do you have to be not to give your children breakfast before they leave the house...

Fast forward three years and I practically serve up three course meals in the car as we are always in a rush, whilst they watch a DVD on the DVD player I was never ever going to have in my car....

What things did you get all judgemental about before you had kids and realised that you do whatever you can just to get through the day?!

HollyBerryBush Mon 13-May-13 21:21:46

Breakfast? whats that? that's why there are breakfast clubs and canteens.

Picturesinthefirelight Mon 13-May-13 21:22:02

Lol. I've done breakfast in the car a few times especially when dd has had a late night the night before due to performances and I've wanted to let her have as long a lie in as possible.

I think the only thing I remember judging was the fag mums. Fag in I've hand, pushchair in the other f ing and blinding in front if their toddler.

IvorHughJarse Mon 13-May-13 21:22:04

I remember being young and vile and thinking 'Oh can't you just shut him up' when wandering around supermarkets/sitting in restaurants. Now I'm a few years older and wiser I know that the answer is, 'No, sometimes you can't.'

In my defense, I was an ignorant cow but not one of those judgey eyebrow raisers.

Oh god yes, the supermarket wailing, I used to hate that.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 13-May-13 21:23:06

I was very judgey about children with snotty noses - how hard could it be to wipe their nose?!

Fast forward to ds2 and I am now the proud owner of a snotty nosed child - no matter how often I wipe his nose, it's always one step ahead!!

I did meet a childminder who thought that it would be ok for our ds's to have a cereal bar for breakfast in the car on the way to school (and charge me £6 per hour per child for the privilege!). Needless to say I didn't take her up on the offer!

Fag mums still get my eyebrow raised

Valpollicella Mon 13-May-13 21:24:12

Ahahaha. DS has had a brioche walking down the road to his Grandmothers before. Bet I got judged for that grin

I don't understand how one child can produce so much snot...ds goes through boxes of Kleenex, I think we are keeping him in business

A brioche? Better if it was a lion bar at 7am...

Shakey1500 Mon 13-May-13 21:26:10

Ye Gads, loads of things!

Screaming kids in supermarkets-check
Kids running around restaurants-check
Crying kids on aeroplanes-check
Kids with dummies-check
Kids in prams with no socks on-check

I raised an inner eyebrow the other day when my friend and I took her 2y/o to the playground and wee one had a meltdown as we were leaving because she wanted to go on the swing again. Friend caved and let her.

"She'll do that again now she knows it works" thought I, the childless one in inappropriate footwear grin

Ooh I'd forgotten the sock thing...poor freezing baby, does that mum not care?

Oh DD where are your socks this time? Gah

LeaveTheBarSteward Mon 13-May-13 21:27:29

I still judge people with snotty nosed kids, sorry one of my pet hates, it looks disgusting.

Lol mermaid. My friend took her dd for a wee on the grass by the park and I thought that was the most vile thing I had ever seen.

We are quite good at al fresco peeing now, ds always needs the loo when we are miles away from a loo!

DesperatelySeekingSedatives Mon 13-May-13 21:29:33

Dummies. I was never going to give my toddlers a dummy. Once they got to a year old, that was going to be it, dummies were going to go in the bin.

DS is 2 next month and still has them, simply because apart from me its the only thing that comforts him. It seems so cruel to take something away from him that makes calms and de-stresses him. I've made him cut down tho.

SirBoobAlot Mon 13-May-13 21:30:39

Why would cereal bars exist if children weren't supposed to eat then on the way to anywhere school?

LemonsLimes Mon 13-May-13 21:31:19

ha ha. I was rolling my eyes at your OP until i read the bit about you practically serving up three course meals in the car nowadays. grin I do still cringe at kids with unwiped snot running into their mouths

gloucestergirl Mon 13-May-13 21:31:35

I remember going into the off licence years ago and saw my old boss with his kid in a pram. He put a six-pack underneath and I thought "how inappropriate" very primly.

Fast forward a few years and me and DH went one stage further when stocking up for a boozy gathering. We took the baby out of the pram, into a carrier and used the whole pram to ferry various cans and bottles of wines. I did actually blush when I remembered how I had judged my old boss.

Now, I was raised to be a firm believer in the al fresco wee. I would never judge sensible peeling habits wink

IvorHughJarse Mon 13-May-13 21:32:05

Ah yes, dummies. I inheritied that little bigotry one from my mum. When DS was two days old I sent DH out to the 24 hour Tesco to get a pack of them and had the first few hours of sleep since he was born. When my mother did the dogs-bum face I told her I'd rather be common than suicidal.

Hassled Mon 13-May-13 21:32:42

Yeah sorry - I do still judge the snot a bit. The gag reflex probably clouds the judgement, in fairness.

Toy guns - my DCs were never, ever going to have toy guns. Toy guns are the devil's own work. DS1 just started making them out of Duplo, and now DS3 has a small arsenal.

IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 13-May-13 21:33:41

BarSteward. It's not one of my favourite looks either!

Would you like me to pop ds2 in the post to you so that you can have a go at keeping up with his incredible snot producing nose - it's quite a challenge! wink

Lol at booze in the pram. What a genius idea

Shakey1500 Mon 13-May-13 21:35:48

Ivor I lasted 3 days after DS was born after nigh on swearing I wasn't going to be "one of those Mums" who "shoved"(<--my words) a dummy into a baby "just to stop it crying" shock blush

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