To be horrified at the thought of DM/DMIL being on Gransnet?

(18 Posts)
MavisEnderby Mon 09-May-11 23:47:47

I can just imagine the threads:

dd has not yet potty trained disabled dd aged 5..she is slacking.When I was a sn nursery nurse they were all trained by age 3

dd is SOOOO disorganised et al

Yours?

YANBU [shudder]

I, for one, will not be promoting Gransnet to the silver surfers in our families.

I told my mother that I come on here sometimes.

I really hope she doesn't join as I am quite distinctive in my personal details. I'd have to delete all my posts as I'm sure I used a swear word in one of them.

I am 47 btw.

You think MadamDeathstare is an intimidating username? What about MotherofMadamDeathstare?

The only worse thing would be if there was Catsnet and DeathCat1 joined. She's like Margaret Thatcher but covered in fur.

MIL could do with it - it'd be interesting to see how she took to hearing a wider variety of views on things. Although I think she might not be able to take being told that she was BU.

MavisEnderby Mon 09-May-11 23:54:27

I am crying with laughter at thought of Mother of Madam Deathstare.

Mother of Mavis doesn't have quite the same cache,despite the fact Mother of Mavis is indeed quite scary,and don't get me started on MIL..

Udderly Tue 10-May-11 00:05:28

I am actually secretly lurking there to see what its like on the 'other side'. I'm quite looking forward to the AIBU or is my DD/DIL? threads I have to say!!

Thruaglassdarkly Tue 10-May-11 02:25:39

I would love my mum and my MIL to be on gransnet, but as they're both dead, that's not going to happen. Be grateful you have DMs and D MILs FGS!

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Tue 10-May-11 02:36:26

Don't be so sure, Thruaglassdarkly - as Udderly has pointed out, it is 'the other side'.

<goes in search of Ouija board to post message on gransnet>

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Tue 10-May-11 03:25:38

I hope you weren't offended by my comment, Thuraglassdarkly; it was meant as lighthearted banter.

Your response struck a chord with me because today (yesterday) was the anniversary of a very dear relative's death.

Being human, we didn't always see eye to eye - she could be very opinionated and I'm no saint.

But I'd give anything to hear her voice again even if she was using it to have a go at me.

All things must pass... but if only time didn't pass so quickly.

izzywhizzyletsgetbusy Tue 10-May-11 03:26:46

I hope you weren't offended by my comment, Thuraglassdarkly; it was meant as lighthearted banter.

Your response struck a chord with me because today (yesterday) was the anniversary of a very dear relative's death.

Being human, we didn't always see eye to eye - she could be very opinionated and I'm no saint.

But I'd give anything to hear her voice again even if she was using it to have a go at me.

All things must pass... but if only time didn't pass so quickly.

aurynne Tue 10-May-11 03:37:36

You lot are reacting to GransNet the same way your children would react to hearing you want to friend them on FB :P

It is actually funny to see that intergenerational awkwardness never changes ;)

kaj32 Tue 10-May-11 04:48:31

I an very glad that my DM and DMIL are both confused by computers!

Being able to come online and rant about them keeps our relationship in tact as I can be a bitch quite opinionated and do things my way!

GinSlinger Tue 10-May-11 05:33:23

We've always been here.

But I keep a low profile and avoid a few boards.

BeattieBow Tue 10-May-11 05:54:24

better than coming on here which my mother did hmm

Also, you are assuming that they will just talk about us - I know my mum has much more interesting things to moan talk about!

CheerfulYank Tue 10-May-11 05:59:47

CheerfulGran would be all "My DD actually disciplines my dear little perfect angel of a DGS, and occasionally even <horrified gasps> tells him no . AIBU to think of spiriting him away to foreign parts to get him away from this soul-crushing behavior?"

MIL wouldn't speak to anyone, except to drily point out mistakes in their posts every now and then.

hairfullofsnakes Tue 10-May-11 06:14:28

It's not a bad thing as you just join up and say what you want in response to any threads they start!

Psml at mothermadamedeathstare ! I am scared already!

PoppaRob Tue 10-May-11 06:52:46

I'm on both. So far it seems fairly innocuous, with much bemoaning of how things have gone downhill since their day, lack of manners amongst the younger generations, diatribes against swearing, etc. Some of the natives are fighting amongst themselves to see who get to be the Queen Bee(s) and final arbiters of all things proper for Grans. I'm only 53, but I think I'll be spending more time on here than over on the other side "Waiting for God". wink

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