Mother of 4 has had enough of being told she asks too many questions!

Mother of 4 has had enough of being told she asks too many questions!

A mother of four has had enough of being told she asks too many questions.

IMG_3634The mother known as Mummy Buck has taken the drastic move to cease all lines of career/life/general questioning concerning her daughter Pippy, 16 nearly 17.

Speaking to The Daily Grief after the school run this morning, the former ‘80s chick’ said:

‘it’s like walking through a bloody minefield. Just as you’re about to get somewhere BAM there’s an almighty explosion. I literally can’t do right for doing wrong” she complained.

When challenged, she did admit her line of questioning can sometimes be, well, a lot, “but how else is a mother supposed to know what’s going on? Sit back and wait for my friends to tell me?” she howled.

She went on to reveal what brought this drastic decision about.

“It all started this morning. We were driving to school as normal when Dippy (teen son) asked Pippy what she wanted to do when she left school.

It was at this point, I made my first mistake, I answered for her.  The second mistake, I divulged she wanted to become a Paediatric nurse. Well, that was it, she went off like a rocket bellowing the following:

‘that’s why I don’t like telling you anything, I haven’t said I WANT to be a paediatric nurse, I said MIGHT, now you’ve taken it as gospel and probably told EVERYONE”.

Well, you can imagine can’t you, the car was rocking with the backlash. Dippy was hanging his head in shame in the back especially when the Lollipop Lady starting pointing her lollipop at us.

That’s how loud our car was.

Fortunately, I managed to reassure the kids by pointing out the shouting will just be mistaken for the usual din, heard coming from our car, they love radio station ‘crap-that’s-rapped on 103.7’.

It seemed to settle them.

And it’s that word ‘everyone’ who is ‘everyone’? Both my teens use this word, a lot but usually for just a couple of people maximum! If I say, everyone, I literally mean everyone I know……..yet I’ve hardly told anyone about her career choice!

IMG_3673Sources close to the Buck family claim, that Pippy 16, nearly 17, took to Snapchat later that day to bitch about Mummy Buck and what happened in the car. She raged about how Mummy Buck butted in with a load of bullshit even having the audacity to put Pippy in her place when challenged.

Apparently, Snapchat went mad with thousands of her teenage friends sympathising , virtual hug emojis were downloaded several million times over. The sympathy for her was overwhelming.

It caused such a stir Snapchat temporarily went down due to ‘teenage overload’ causing mayhem. Pippy was seen wandering around the house in further distress, shouting ‘come on, come on, work’.

Recent ‘parental crime figures’ show Mummy Buck is just one of million+ Mum’s worldwide committing the same crime ‘asking way too many questions’.

‘No matter what she asks it’s the same’ a close friend revealed, ‘Pippy is either, on rare occasions really chatty and open or she’s on complete answer lockdown.

A local teen expert Dr. Sum Ting Wong told the Daily Grief:

It’s all about timing. It’s all about catching them in the ‘right’ mood and NOT as a lot of parents classically do, ‘push’ it. He went on to say if you look at the recent teen ‘bugbear’ survey, it shows parental questioning at no. 2 and how its starting to spiral out of control, especially when teens are in Year 12 at Secondary School.

IMG_3674Pippy 16, nearly 17, was asked for her side of the story. She refuted her Mums claims, complaining:

“Mum always ‘over-eggs’ a situation, it’s always my fault. She went on to say “I’m literally fed up with it, as soon as I get in the car the questions start……

“How was your day? What did you have for lunch? Blah, blah, blah”.

“Worse still, she doesn’t listen. Often, she’ll ask me the same question twice, even though I’ve already told her the answer”!

“I mean how would you feel when as soon as you get in the car, after a hard day at school, your mum started showing an interest”?

When asked about the eye rolling, tutting and attitude, Pippy denied all knowledge. It’s nothing more than Mummy Buck misreading signals, confusing them for ‘rudeness’ when in fact it’s Mummy Buck who has the problem.

Asked to explain what she means by this she said ‘I can’t win.  It’s never her fault!!

It’s like when I’m on my phone, she’s always asking who I’m on my phone too, what I’m talking about. It’s so irritating. It bugs me, why does she need to know what me and my friends are doing?

I don’t ask her about her text messages, or who’s she on the phone too.  Well, maybe I do sometimes, but that’s different admitted Pippy 16, nearly 17.


Finishing up, Mummy Buck explained that she and Daddy Buck have discussed possible questioning strategies. They are now certain they have a plan which allows them to move forward.

Mummy Buck said: ‘It gives me hope I’ve never had before.

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  1. November 7, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    Ha! Yes. I feel your pain. “This is why I don’t tell you things.” line is often used by my eldest teen. Also the “everyone” usuage has been around since year 1, in my experience. “Everyone is going to Legoland.” means two people max. And “everyone has a DS Lite” means a few more, but not all her classmates. I had already surveyed the parents in the playground. Later, not everyone was wearing makeup. I’m pretty sure most of the boys weren’t. One day I will miss her conversations. #TweensTeensBeyond

    • Shazzab
      November 8, 2017 / 8:02 pm

      Lol how right you are, ‘everyone’ has been a long standing word in this house! Its not just my teens that use it my also my two tweens.Thanks for reading & commenting.

  2. November 8, 2017 / 8:43 am

    I’m howling at the Paediatric Nurse!! Because I am just imagining being in the car driving and that being the scenario. That is such a bloody classic ‘worse thing you can ever do as a parent’ thing isn’t it. Everyone indeed!! I love your new logo and design Sharon. The fact that ‘everyone’ is in your title too – works beautifully with this post. Thanks for the chuckle and sharing with us at #tweensteensbeyond

    • Shazzab
      November 8, 2017 / 8:00 pm

      Thanks Nicky! Glad you enjoyed you it, and as always thanks so much for reading and commenting x

  3. November 9, 2017 / 11:20 am

    I remember when I had an audition for a channel 4 drama, which I told my mum about and she told people I was working for channel 4. Sometimes it does matter what words are used, as it puts pressure on you and your parents are so important to you. I’m guessing by you seemingly describing her career as one thing, she feels trapped in this choice and wants to keep the freedom and keep away from any expectation placed on this. #CoolMumClub

  4. November 9, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    Haha I loved this it really made me laugh but I can totally get the serious message behind this also. Not looking forward to these teen days at all. New design looking fab! Thanks for linking up to #coolmumclub xoxo

  5. November 10, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    Hilarious! Dr Sum Ting Wong was inspired! I am glad that it is not just in my daughter’s teen snap chat world that the emoji sharing goes into over drive when the oldies have done something wrong. I also get that thing from my daughter where she just accuses me of never listening – I just automatically blame it on the menopause. We can’t do anything right can we? Best to say nothing at all! Love the new look! #TweensTeensBeyond

  6. November 10, 2017 / 7:08 pm

    Oh this is comedy gold! I too have made this error and been put in my place. I have the audacity to want to know what is going on in their lives which is apparently irritating beyond words. Thanks so much for making us smile at #TweensTeensBeyond

  7. November 12, 2017 / 5:59 pm

    Ha ha I identify!!! Although at the same time should I not ask how was a test or a match or a fundraiser immediately the second they walk through the door I don’t even care….. really cannot win!! #tweensteensbeyond

  8. November 16, 2017 / 10:02 pm

    Haha love this. Dreading the days that my baby is a teen! 😀

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