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The naughty step meme

July 6, 2010

So there we were, the Liz Jarvis of Living with Kids,Karen Pasquali from TheRealMammaDiaries and I, at the Christmas in July toy fair. There were enough gorgeous, must-have toys around us to keep even the most demanding little monster darling happy. A new Disney Princess oven, featuring rubber cupcakes which rise during ‘cooking’ and can then be decorated with plastic trinkets, a Top Trumps game all the family can play without falling into a coma, lovely Toy Story 3 Duplo and novelties like plastic wood you can stick plastic nails into. Fab!

Seeing such a tantrum-inducing pile of wonders led us, naturally, to discuss the naughty step. Who would we each put on it, and why?

naughty step

My candidates, at the moment, would be the Dulwich bicycling parents. I’m not sure they’re being naughty – but they’re being provocative, like little children sticking their tongues out at the grown-ups.

Who would you pick, and why? The rules of the meme are to pick five bloggers to answer, tap them on the shoulder by letting them know they’re it in their comments, and then link back to this blog. Peasy! My five are:

LivingwithKids

Realmammadiaries

Exmoorjane

You’vegotyourhandsfull

Familyaffairs

Voila! Enjoy ….

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  • exmoorjane July 6, 2010 at 10:31 am

    Sorry, already stifling the urge to put John Lewis on the naughty step for reminding me that it’s Christmas in, hey, just six lovely months.
    But mustn’t do that as they’re delivering my nice big (HUGE, blingtastic) TV on Friday (the old one has taken to spitting)…so must sit on hands.
    Umm, I’ll have a think but feeling deeply uninspired right now. 🙂

  • English Mum July 6, 2010 at 10:51 am

    I would love to have been in on that conversation *snigger*

  • Liz (LivingwithKids) July 6, 2010 at 10:52 am

    Thanks for the tag, am going to have a serious think. I know exactly what you mean about cycling parents, round here on a Sunday morning when it’s cricket you can’t walk along the pavement for families riding three abreast.

    Look foward to seeing you on Thursday xxx

  • Linda July 6, 2010 at 11:41 am

    What a wonderful trio, like a white (and much slimmer of course) Weather Girls.
    🙂 Thanks for the tage, have been a bit dry in that respect which can chafe terribly.

  • family affairs July 7, 2010 at 10:28 am

    Thanks darling – need to think. Have two obvious candidates but trying to be VERY grown up! Lx

  • Karen Pasquali Jones July 7, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    Mmm going to have to put my thinking cap on – to whittle down the answers to only five!
    Was great to see you and Liz, over champagne and toys (can there be a better combination?) and so sorry I won’t be there tomorrow.
    Am loving equally the lovely Linda’s suggestion of us being the luscious and thinner version of the Weather Girls. If only!
    Will be back with my reply and candidates for the naughty step soon! x