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    Default Have you used your kids as an excuse?

    My new camera broke ( that I purchased at the city store) so I took to back to the suburban store (FYI this is a large department store chain ), I had a copy online of the receipt that i had registered for warranty with the manufacture. They told me I would have to go back to the city store. Having miss 6 weeks in my arms I advised that I have a 6 week old baby that I can't get to the city , I'm here and if you can't help I want to speak with the manager. I got my issue resolved ( but don't think I would have if it wasn't for bub).
    Have you used your kids as an excuse to get out of something or to get your way?

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    bahaha hell yes

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    Yeah I had to take my car in for a warranty repair to the car yard Whig is an hour away. They were telling me it could take 1 hour or all day that didn't know. I pulled the I have an 8 month old what am I supposed to do... Got me a loan car for the day

    Have done it other times but that's what springs to mind

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    Yep definitely. Had a hell of a time swapping something in Toys r us and said "I'm 39 weeks pregnant, i can't stand here for another 20 minutes while you stuff around" so they had it fixed within about 2 minutes :-)

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    So many times
    Mostly to get out of social things where I will say we can't get a sitter or that dd is sick.

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    Yeah if I was sick or wanted a day off work I would say the kids were sick as they didn't demand doctor's certificates for carers leave.

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    I just remembered my mums favourite story of doing this when I was little. We'd gone to the uk when I was 2 or so. We missed our flight, can't remember why, but they weren't being very helpful.

    Mum say me on the desk and pinched my leg so I started crying then used the crying baby to help get us free alternate flights home!!

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    All the time.

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    Yes, of course. Doesn't everyone?

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    I'm sure I have, though I can't think of examples. But I have prompted df who often commits to social things then decides last minute he can't be bothered (often - almost always) so if I'm not going I'll say just say the baby is unsettled and I don't want you to go.

    ... The baby (toddler) is always unsettled in the evenings and I really don't want him to go if he doesn't want to go because then it's a waste of money to go out and not have a good time so it's not really a lie exactly...

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