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#TantrumTuesday Question 2: What were you allowed to do when you were little that you would never let your kid(s) do? either because it's now been recognised as a Bad Thing To Do, or because you just don't think it was a good idea...

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Ben Tantrum 
Googling kids plus microwave yielded this ominous vision - Hansel and Grettle for the modern day
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Ben Tantrum 
Where do you get these photos Lisa!?
rentrn35e 
@Benjy - pretty sure that's someone from my French family...
Lisa Tantrum 
@Benjy - I googled 'kid that looks like Ryan Gosling smoking'
rentrn35e 
Well my older brother and I ran a "zipline" from the first floor to the driveway by attaching a clothing link at at 30 degree angle to the drive gate and to a gas pipe on the first floor. We then sent our little brother down on a clothes hanger as a test run. That was a pretty bad idea...
LewisCarr 
I was just going to say that's a great choice of picture. Our kids are only 4 and 2 currently, so this hasn't really come up yet. My parents were pretty relaxed, I started my drinking career at home at probably 14, and out at about 15, but learned how to do it in moderation with my parents to start with. This has probably meant I have the relaxed attitude about drinking. The number of kids who went off the rails when they first left home for Uni, and were now allowed to drink was immense.
Lisa Tantrum 
@rentrn35e - That is immense. And sounds like a lot of fun. My sister and I used to lay a duvet down on the floor, then climb to the top bunk bed, swing from the tassels on the lampshade and jump down on to the floor. So much fun. Not allowed now. Health and safety gone mad!
LewisCarr 
Perhaps the tricky thing as a parent will be encouraging kids to do stuff we did as kids, like go outside, and to limit computer / tablet time, as they get older. We'll have a "kids router" when they're older, and it will be switched off at bedtime.
Ktharveytaylor 
My mum very obligingly bought alcopops for my brother and me when we were about 15, not sure I will for our kids. Prosecco, however, will be fine.
Ben Tantrum 
it's more the reverse for me - I'm pretty sure we had a strict diet and never really watched TV as kids. I now actively encourage Peppa Pig watching to get 5 mins piece
Ben Tantrum 
And Tess makes her own food in the microwave
rentrn35e 
@Lisa Tantrum - Like that did you? Then where's my little star like? 😭 I need my Brain Points!!!!!!!
Lisa Tantrum 
@Ktharveytaylor @LewisCarr - yep, my dad bought me a couple of bottles of Two Dogs (how retro is that?) to have during our annual New Year's Day party. I think I must have been 13 or 14, and I guess he thought it was better to drink that way than to drink neat vodka in the street (which, actually, i did once, but that wasn't his fault).
Lisa Tantrum 
@rentrn35e - I did like it!!! One Brain Point for you, although I'm considering taking it away after your little tantrum.
Minibugs Claire 
Evening! For me it's have to be the biscuits. We had biscuits for breakfast, dinner, tea and snacks. It was endless. Mum used to keep the excess in a broken tumble dryer. I let the kid have some sweet stuff, but try and keep to within normal levels!
LewisCarr 
We used to ride our duvets down the stairs. The only reason I don't want my kids to do it is the layout of the stairs. Much better to do it and Grandma and Grandad South's house...
Ben Tantrum 
Googling kids plus microwave yielded this ominous vision - Hansel and Grettle for the modern day
rentrn35e 
@Lisa Tantrum! Ah! Okay - likes don't auto-refresh. Got it!
Lisa Tantrum 
Your mum sounds amazing @minibugsClaire! Like @benjy, my sweet treats were limited and every time I went to friends' houses, I disgraced myself.
rentrn35e 
@Lewis Carr - we used to do the same in sleeping bags. We got so competitive that we got to a point we were pretty much jumping all the way down the stairs while in the bad just to get the best time (yes we timed it). So basically we were jumping one storey in sleeping bags and getting confused when our parents got upset.
Lisa Tantrum 
That pic is amazing @benjy - the microwave is bigger than the kid - definitely Hansel and Gretel territory.
LewisCarr 
We were good with our first one, he thought sultanas were sweeties for about 2.5 years. Now, however, they both know the truth...
LewisCarr 
rentrn35e there are 11 steps then a 2 step turn at my parents, I'm pretty sure I cleared the whole 11 steps when I was younger, and with a sloping roof above it, that is no mean feet!
LewisCarr 
Safety first - protect the important things...
rentrn35e 
@LewisCarr - hahahahahah
Lisa Tantrum 
Next question is up on the Parenting Brain! There's also another question from a parent which has just popped up, so feel free to answer that one too, if you can help.

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