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?!

Fancydrawers Tue 14-May-13 13:03:14

I judge mothers who smoke while pregnant/when their child is in the pram. Disgusting. Nothing's that urgent, surely.

mcgilly Tue 14-May-13 13:39:39

This is such a (mostly) warm thread of people giving themselves, and others, a break.
Pre DC I judged almost everything ... Now almost anything goes and each to their own. But I loathe smoking and swearing.

PurplePidjin Tue 14-May-13 13:40:58

sherbertpips you'd hate me then blush although i take care not to preach

I judged a grown man on roller blades this morning. Then i realised he was carrying a child's scooter and it was just after school started and decided he was a genius grin

mcgilly Tue 14-May-13 13:41:41

Oh and surely a sandwich in the car can be quite a healthy breakfast? I struggle to eat early in the morning and so do a lot of kids. Cheerios and sultanas work too.

Manyofhorror3 Tue 14-May-13 13:51:56

I judged my sister "giving in" to my nephew. Cooking especially what hw liked, letting him wear loopy things like a pirate hat 24/7, cosleeping, al fresco wees etc.
Then God sent me a beautiful but ferocious tantrummer who prefers triangular food, has never slept in his own bed and insists on a dinosaur coat every day. blush

wickeddevil Tue 14-May-13 14:41:25

Oh dear I was going to be such a perfect Mummy.
My DCs would never have dummies / eat sweets, crisps or Macdonalds / play with guns or computer games and I would never ever use the TV as a babysitter.
Mmmmm
2 of my 3 DCs had dummies, our house is full of toys that I used to disapprove of and to my eternal shame the first letter of the alphabet they learned after their own initial was M. They can spot those Golden Arches like a bird of prey hones in on a small mammal.
Breakfast on the go is just good time management. And I love old jacks boat.

badbride Tue 14-May-13 14:54:36

I've always been flummoxed as to why some folk disapprove of dummies so much. A screaming baby makes a godawful nerve-shredding noise. Pop a dummy in its mouth and the godawful noise often stops. What's not to like?

Then again, I don't have DCs, so what could I possibly know?? smile

honeytea Tue 14-May-13 15:18:17

My child was never going to have a bit of plastic stopping them expressing their feelings. 4 days, that is how long we lasted before I caved in and used the dummy my knowing friend had given us.

Ds was never going to wear and slogan clothing or typically boy clothing (but now he is lucky to get clean clothing, unisex stripes or a blue babygrow saying daddy's little footballer it doesn't really matter)

I have found things to judge that I never knew existed before I became a mum. I have a friend who had a half our conversation with me about how worried she was about her baby's flat head, whilst she was talking to ne and drinking her coffee her 3 month old ds was drinking his bottle by himself in his pushchair.

I judged people with tantruming toddlers and fussy eaters. I mean, how hard could it be to train them properly? I had a dog and a psychology degree so knew exactly what I was doing.

DD1 still won't eat anything with green bits in it, whilst DD2 can silence a cafe with her screams.

On the other hand, I was going to stop breastfeeding at six months exactly and never feed to sleep. As for cosleeping, God forbid!

Ha ha ha ...

I like it that I was wrong on so much. It makes me a less insufferable person.

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