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  • ThrowingTuba 31 Mar 2014 12:02:45 50 posts
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    Balls!
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 31 Mar 2014 12:11:09 37,623 posts
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    elstoof wrote:
    This is the day a parent of a toddler comes closest to throwing themselves down the stairs, "bedtime" isn't going to be pretty.
    Can confirm. Last night was a screamfest. The kids were crying too.

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  • nickthegun 31 Mar 2014 12:12:38 59,282 posts
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    Yeah, CHILD R didnt get to sleep until 'nine o'clock' and then I had to drag her out of bed this morning.

    I also forgot to adjust the heating timer, so I had a barely room temperature shower.

    Not the best start to the week.

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  • Dougs 31 Mar 2014 12:38:58 67,015 posts
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    For once, we had it pretty easy. Busy day for both, so were both in bed "normal" time (about 7pm) and Son No1 was still asleep at 7am (normally up anytime from 5.30pm). I have no doubt he will work it out over the course of the week.
  • TarickStonefire 31 Mar 2014 12:42:41 2,978 posts
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    I was working yesterday very early and had a taxi booked which didn't turn up because the driver didn't bother his arse to remember to put his clock forward. Twat.

    Green Tomato cars it was, but when I called them they sent a different nearby driver within 10 minutes which just about saved their arse. I hope the other driver got a proper bollocking.

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  • thedaveeyres 31 Mar 2014 12:45:24 10,806 posts
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    Screaming kids still up at 10pm, fuelled by the extra hour and grandmothers throwing E-numbers down their little necks all through Mother's Day dinners.

    Shattered today. Fucking British Summer Time.

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  • Trafford 31 Mar 2014 13:36:27 5,714 posts
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    @elstoof
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    Come on then Trafford, how was japan.
    I had a great time thanks. Kyoto is a buzzing city, swarming with cyclists. Did loads of sightseeing, getting around on buses, trains and trams.
    Great people, going back next year to check out some other parts.
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 31 Mar 2014 14:54:29 37,623 posts
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    thedaveeyres wrote:
    Screaming kids still up at 10pm, fuelled by the extra hour and grandmothers throwing E-numbers down their little necks all through Mother's Day dinners.

    Shattered today. Fucking British Summer Time.
    This was exactly it for me. We went to my parents house not only to see my mum, but also my family from Mexico are visiting. So it was all this big deal, lots of people and we had this big buffet dinner that my mum made along with cake and trifle so the kids made pigs of themselves and were properly wired from the sugar.

    It's just over an hours drive home, the kids slept the whole way and when we got back my eldest had a tantrum as she wanted her tea. "I want my tea here!" which set my youngest off as he absolutely idolises her.

    I seriously nearly fell asleep at my desk this morning. Urgh.

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  • Armoured_Bear 31 Mar 2014 15:01:38 10,475 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    thedaveeyres wrote:
    Screaming kids still up at 10pm, fuelled by the extra hour and grandmothers throwing E-numbers down their little necks all through Mother's Day dinners.

    Shattered today. Fucking British Summer Time.
    This was exactly it for me. We went to my parents house not only to see my mum, but also my family from Mexico are visiting. So it was all this big deal, lots of people and we had this big buffet dinner that my mum made along with cake and trifle so the kids made pigs of themselves and were properly wired from the sugar.

    It's just over an hours drive home, the kids slept the whole way and when we got back my eldest had a tantrum as she wanted her tea. "I want my tea here!" which set my youngest off as he absolutely idolises her.

    I seriously nearly fell asleep at my desk this morning. Urgh.
    You do know the whole "sugar rush" things is a myth, don't you?

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  • nickthegun 31 Mar 2014 15:02:42 59,282 posts
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    He says after many years of trials.

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  • Murbal 31 Mar 2014 15:03:28 22,036 posts
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    Daughters were still asleep in bed this morning when I left for work! Had a video call with them when they were ready for school (good job it's quiet in the office today!). Missed them!
  • MrTomFTW Moderator 31 Mar 2014 15:12:02 37,623 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    You do know the whole "sugar rush" things is a myth, don't you?
    All I know is they got mega hyped and were crashing pretty fucking hard by the time we left.

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  • Dougs 31 Mar 2014 15:14:07 67,015 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:

    You do know the whole "sugar rush" things is a myth, don't you?
    Any parent will tell you that sugar and e-numbers have an impact on behaviour.
  • thelzdking 31 Mar 2014 15:14:20 4,355 posts
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    I use my phone as an alarm clock, so it sorts out BST automatically. Nevertheless I was 30 minutes late for work yesterday morning as my unconscious mind decided to ignore the alarm anyway.
  • elstoof 31 Mar 2014 15:14:29 6,913 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:

    You do know the whole "sugar rush" things is a myth, don't you?
    Endurance athletes worldwide are stunned to hear your revelation.
  • Armoured_Bear 31 Mar 2014 15:14:39 10,475 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:
    You do know the whole "sugar rush" things is a myth, don't you?
    All I know is they got mega hyped and were crashing pretty fucking hard by the time we left.
    It's the occasion, excitement, adult behaviour etc.

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  • nickthegun 31 Mar 2014 15:15:01 59,282 posts
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    I felt really guilty, to be honest. I had to drag her out of bed, get her dressed and then keep on at her to eat her breakfast.

    I made her cry in the end, but its not her fault the stupid clocks changed and she was still half asleep.

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  • Armoured_Bear 31 Mar 2014 15:16:10 10,475 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    Armoured_Bear wrote:

    You do know the whole "sugar rush" things is a myth, don't you?
    Any parent will tell you that sugar and e-numbers have an impact on behaviour.
    There has been countless studies on it, no scientific evidence whatsoever. kids typically get loads of sugar on special occasions with other kids, family etc. That's the factor as well as the adults perception and behaviour, not the sugar.
    I was surprised too.

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  • elstoof 31 Mar 2014 15:17:27 6,913 posts
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    @Trafford

    Glad to hear you had a good time mate, I'd love to get over there.
  • nickthegun 31 Mar 2014 15:17:56 59,282 posts
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    It something we argue over. I do, shock, agree with ecosse that its largely coincidental but the mrs doesnt think so.

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 31 Mar 2014 15:18:53 37,623 posts
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    @Armoured_Bear You're kind of missing the point but thanks anyway.

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  • Armoured_Bear 31 Mar 2014 15:19:58 10,475 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    @Armoured_Bear You're kind of missing the point but thanks anyway.
    De nada.

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  • MrTomFTW Moderator 31 Mar 2014 15:22:48 37,623 posts
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    Sorry, that did sound a little harsh. Interesting article, but the point was they were wired, the why didn't really matter :)

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  • Dougs 31 Mar 2014 15:24:39 67,015 posts
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    I'm not precious about sugar etc particularly and agree that excitement etc is a factor as well, but I've seen 1st hand how behaviour can change over the course of a week once too many sweets etc were cut out (it was a friend of my nephew's who stayed with us for a week). Little shit bag at the start, angel by the end of it. Some of that may have been environmental (my mum being more strict in particular), but anecdotally anyway, there is some impact IME. Maybe not massive or the major influence, but still.
  • Armoured_Bear 31 Mar 2014 15:26:22 10,475 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    Sorry, that did sound a little harsh. Interesting article, but the point was they were wired, the why didn't really matter :)
    I wasn't trying to question that, just that I was surprised to learn that it's not really the sugar and thought I'd share it.

    Is your other half Mexican?

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  • Armoured_Bear 31 Mar 2014 15:27:47 10,475 posts
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    Dougs wrote:
    I'm not precious about sugar etc particularly and agree that excitement etc is a factor as well, but I've seen 1st hand how behaviour can change over the course of a week once too many sweets etc were cut out (it was a friend of my nephew's who stayed with us for a week). Little shit bag at the start, angel by the end of it. Some of that may have been environmental (my mum being more strict in particular), but anecdotally anyway, there is some impact IME. Maybe not massive or the major influence, but still.
    The cutting down of sugar was probably just a part of overall better discipline though, isn't it?

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  • nickthegun 31 Mar 2014 15:28:59 59,282 posts
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    I dont really agree. Most of what you have said can be put down to environmental factors.

    Certainly with CHILD R, vast intakes of sweets tend to coincide with her being spoiled rotten by her grandparents and forgetting her boundaries.

    'Oh, its all the sweets'
    'No, its because she has had 48 hours without being told 'no''

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  • robc84 31 Mar 2014 15:29:42 5,428 posts
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    I'm sure sugar has some effect too, but I also agree that the environment, other kids etc plays a big part.

    Yesterday wasn't too bad for us. He wouldn't have his nap so ended up sleeping for an hour at about 4. Put him in his cot about 8:30, chatted to himself for about an hour and fell asleep! Was up at 7:15 this morning.

    Much better than last year!
  • Dougs 31 Mar 2014 15:43:24 67,015 posts
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    Armoured_Bear wrote:The cutting down of sugar was probably just a part of overall better discipline though, isn't it?
    Quite possibly.
  • killersrquiet 31 Mar 2014 15:53:41 1,917 posts
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    MrTomFTW wrote:
    elstoof wrote:
    This is the day a parent of a toddler comes closest to throwing themselves down the stairs, "bedtime" isn't going to be pretty.
    Can confirm. Last night was a screamfest. The kids were crying too.
    har har
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