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    Headoverfeet I still stand by the fact that it is never okay to threaten to bash your children.

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    anrwme I generally make a positive comment to a large family when I see them and if I'm having a conversation with a parent of a large family will genuinely ask them if they are planning any more (and don't respond with stupid comments if they say yes). I've also been the person who has stopped and helped out a struggling mum in the supermarket, no matter how feral they have looked because I know it can be damn hard but I will admit it, I cringe a little where I hear a parent asking their child if they would like a smack and if I heard a mother threatning to bash the p!ss out of their child I would cringe and probably make comment of it somewhere...just not on here!! lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wastingtime View Post
    Headoverfeet I still stand by the fact that it is never okay to threaten to bash your children.
    And no one has disagreed with you

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    Ah yes, didn't you know that before conceiving children # 3, 4 and 5 you were supposed to look into the future, see the incident at the supermarket occuring, assess how you would cope with it and how you would react, whether that reaction would be acceptable to those who happen to be standing near you and observing, and then decide whether to use a condom or not? I mean really...

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    Maybe i am more sensitive to it as I deal with it. You would be amazed at at random people say to mum of large families. Most of them negative...
    things like....
    Don't you have a tv
    Can't you keep you legs closed
    Can't you keep it in your pants
    Did your mother tell you about birth control
    I bet you wish you husband wore a condom
    Your crazy is one I get nearly every week.
    And a whole lot more...

    PLEASE stop telling me that my thread is ridiculous...
    And: are they ALL yours?

    I'm the eldest of seven, and I would always get embarrassed by those comments. Why do people have to just blurt out the first stupid thing that comes into their head?

    I haven't read the other thread, sorry, but I always sympathise with mothers I see out shopping with their kids during school holidays etc. I remember how much we all hated walking single file behind Mum through the supermarket (lol, not all seven of us! just the biggest ones) and fighting over who walked where.

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    I havent read the other thread but in response to this thread I couldn't care less if a large family went out to the supermarket over internet shopping. In fact I commend them for it! I have trouble with taking 2 sometimes let alone anymore!

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    Quote Originally Posted by anewme View Post
    The other thread got me thinking...It was suggest that a mum of 5 boys who were misbahaving should be doing internet shopping....

    So should a large family have to stay at home all the time, just in case one or more of the kids misbehaves.
    Just to clarify... In the other thread I didn't say large families should stay home. Or that all large families couldnt cope and should do Internet shopping.

    I did suggest that a woman (who happened to have a large family), who felt it necessary to verbally her kids, couldn't cope with taking her kids shopping. In which case online shopping was an option.


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    Quote Originally Posted by headoverfeet View Post
    I think that poster fails to realise that internet shopping from your local supermarket doesn't include 'we will deliver it today' or that shock horror not every household in Australia has access to this service or that some families don't have the $8 it costs or the extra they charge for some of the items (especially fresh stuff) or that not everyone has help!
    'that' poster does recognise that.

    As for the do not deliver it today option, *most* of the time this shouldn't be an issue if shopping lists and meals are planned in advance.

    As for people can't afford the costs of online shopping ($7 for Coles). Perhaps that's true in some cases.

    As for the extra costs, that's debateable. Sure some items are more expensive, but some are cheaper. And some find it easier to be disciplined and not buy useless stuff when shopping online.

    It all depends. And I never said it was for everyone.

    Glad I got the chance to clarify another inaccuracy.

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    anewme, I *love* big families - wish I had one, sadly my husband doesn't agree. People (idiots) comment on everything parents do, one child or ten children, you're damned if you do and damned if you don't! It's clear from your BH threads you have a lovely large family, I'm so sorry you've had to put up with such nasty rubbish in the past.

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    I have no issues with large families on a social level. I dont even care about kids (or parents) having meltdowns at the shops.

    But one thing that does drive me nuts about large families in supermarkets (actually, its large groups in general in the supermarket, groups of friends or whatever) is when everyone is walking everywhere across the aisle!

    I get that someones you've gotta bring everyone with you but I just want to get my trolley past without running over your kid!!!

    It even drives me crazy when both mum and dad are out with both kids and theyre all walking side by side. Theres a queue of trolleys rring to get past and I just can't help but want to scream when they dont move after you've said excuse ne 3 time.

    I know im a big meanie and they're all entitled/need to shop as a family but I can't help think "won't one of you please go somewhere else with the kids?!"

    Ahhh I feel better venting that


 

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