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Tidying and an invite to dinner

Discussion in 'Personal' started by anon3372, Feb 26, 2011.

  1. My kids are at their Dad's and have invited me to dinner.
    They also mentioned that the new stereo (compromise, as they will not be getting the wished for telly in their room) is only allowed in their room if it is tidy (good one, ex).
    I am wondering if there is a link between the invite and the tidying?
    Not that I think my children are in any way devious, of course.
    I did ask if I would be able to see the floor and I was asked "what time will you be here?"

     
  2. My kids are at their Dad's and have invited me to dinner.
    They also mentioned that the new stereo (compromise, as they will not be getting the wished for telly in their room) is only allowed in their room if it is tidy (good one, ex).
    I am wondering if there is a link between the invite and the tidying?
    Not that I think my children are in any way devious, of course.
    I did ask if I would be able to see the floor and I was asked "what time will you be here?"

     
  3. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    If in doubt, call Mum?
    We're having the in-laws over for dinner tonight with Mr. Egyptgirl's brothers and their partners. He asked me this morning if I was going to move the boxes out of the hallway upstairs and out of sight (still haven't finished unpacking - nowhere near!) and I said "No. I'm cooking a 3 course meal. If you want them moved, you move them."
    Now he's grumbling that his back "doesn't quite feel right".
     
  4. Well, I am off to see!

     
  5. egyptgirl

    egyptgirl Senior commenter

    Report back!
     
  6. would one's children be devious [​IMG]
     
  7. BelleDuJour

    BelleDuJour Star commenter

    When my kids were young they would always look at me in amazement when I tidied up, and asked 'who's coming round?'
    Out of the mouths of babes and children!
    They say nothing now as I'm married to a neat freak! [​IMG]
     
  8. Great thread.
     
  9. Shifter

    Shifter New commenter


    Yes, riveting - as usual
     
  10. Actually, I almost used the word rivetting but thought it be seem a tad sarcastic.
    But yes, this one will surely run and run.
     
  11. Shifter

    Shifter New commenter

    Don't forget the inevitable sequel
     
  12. Which one of you curmudgeons is able to spell the word which means engrossing ?
     
  13. I beg to disagree. Most people are not terribly interested in other people's children...
     
  14. Shifter

    Shifter New commenter

    Try irony, Pinky
     
  15. Who's being ironic, Shiftless? Surely not you...?
     
  16. Shifter

    Shifter New commenter

    Shiftless? Clever and very witty
     
  17. You play around with my name. What's your problem, old man?
     
  18. Shifter

    Shifter New commenter

    No problems, petal
     
  19. then they/you need neither read nor post
    those of us who are, will
     
  20. seakay

    seakay New commenter

    I am more a lurker than a poster, but I too find some of the comments on this thread unpleasant. I don't always find what I read on here interesting, but rather than belittle the comments made on a thread, I leave it alone.
    If you find a thread so boring or asinine, might I suggest that you spare your own time and leave the thread and the OP alone.
     

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