Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Groundhog Day

This is why, come the end of the day, I am exhausted..!

Duke.. don't touch the washing machine. DO NOT touch the washing machine. DO NOT TOUCH.

Right! That's it! OUT of the kitchen.

No... don't touch the computer please. DO NOT touch the computer. DO NOT TOUCH.

Right! That's it! OUT of the lounge.

No... don't touch the toilet. DO NOT touch the toilet. DO NOT PUT YOUR HAND DOWN THE TOILET!

RIGHT! That's IT. OUT of the bathroom..


  1. Bless, sounds like it's spreading - it's at our house too! my husband went to hear a talk at work last week for health and safety and came away with a corker the presenter told the staff - Children will never understand the word Don't instead try turning it around and saying 'can you put the toilet seat down' or 'is the washing machine door shut? - cool lets go find something to read or where did you put that red car again?' - and it works like magic - off they go and forget what they were doing - only trouble is - training me to stop saying Don't!!!!

  2. Exactly! And at the end of the day, you DO want them to learn not to do it!!!!! But it's knackering, isn't it! Still, maybe I'll try a bit more of the distraction technique, thanks for reminding me of it!

  3. Ha ha, sounds like a snippet of dialogue from my house, also inhabited by a pair of short people bent on world/self-destruction! And people wonder why us mamas are so twitchy...

    Funny stuff, keep up the good work.

  4. Thanks Mama, appreciate the comment. About to add some more posts.