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31/03/2013 at 19:11
I told the children they had to be good or the EB wouldn't come as it was frightened of poorly behaved children as they might pull its ears or tail. Also he wouldn't come if they hadn't tidied up as he would worry about tripping over the mess.
So this morning the EB hadn't come... cue children being exceptionally helpful tidying up.
The EB came later on with a note warnign next time he just wouldn't bother. He brought the children avrious jelly items plus the Easter egg B ahs wanted. A speciall moo free one. Except he didn't like the taste
We then went on to have a lovely lunch which I thoroughly enjoyed and the kids barely touched, which is not surprising as they are still under the weather. Any other time and they would ahev been over the moon, so I have loads of left overs. But it is strange to see my children turning their nose up at food especially teifl they had made that mornign as well!
01/04/2013 at 20:24
Ha, I love it! Glad they started behaving and that Easter bunny kindly came back with their goodies :)
How are they doing today?
01/04/2013 at 20:39
Haha that's great QI, You're the first person I've ever heard of to follow up on a threat like that. I think its fab and it's the kind of thing I would totally do if I am lucky enough to have any!!
01/04/2013 at 21:07
Tiny-Tiggs - I am cow for following through with promises. And my kids do usually trust that I keep my promises. As a third party was involved (Easter Bunny) they weren't sure what would happen. I am fairly careful with what I say although once after B had coughed in the face for the upteenth time one day I said if you cough without using your hand again I'll sellotape your hand to your face... as soon as the words came out of my mouth I thought what an idiot, why on earth did I say that? There is no way I can follow through with that. But do you know what? He didn't cough in my face again and used his hand
Weekender - we went to the York train museum with their cousins and they were really good - so much so that my brother pointed out to his children that are 7 and 9 how my two had sat so nicely during lunch and done what they were told. However on the bus on the way home they mucked about and I said if they continued then no McDonalds for tea (the treat to round off the day). B was especially rude to me on the bus so it was no McDonalds. In a way I hate that I stick to my promises because I am always the baddie but at the same time the kids know if I say I will do something I will. I also try my best to make sure it isn't cut my nose off to spite my face stuff either because that's a PITA.
ETA oh and B told his cousins about the Easter Bunny nearly not coming and how you should always make sure you tidy away (which he did before bed alst night, just in case!)
01/04/2013 at 22:05
Omg QI, I was there on Wednesday! Not my usual cup of tea but it was pretty good and M enjoyed it. Shame though, you are one of the hitchers I'd most like to meet :) glad its sinking in with B and U that actions have consequences, I wish M was, she's a monster at the moment....
01/04/2013 at 22:31
Where are you based Weekender? The kids and I are happy to travel. I was trying to meet Catarina in Milton Keynes a while back Its not def sinking in with U alas...
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