to hate the cliche "busy mum"?

(153 Posts)
MaureenCognito Sun 28-Oct-12 14:58:00

where are all the women who describe themselves as "bone idle sods who happen to have some kids in a cupboard somewhere"?

Sirzy Sun 28-Oct-12 15:01:00

Well most mums are pretty busy for at least some of the time! What's the problem?

Alisvolatpropiis Sun 28-Oct-12 15:02:09

But...mums are usually busy in some way? Most people are! YABU

RosannaBanana Sun 28-Oct-12 15:02:35

Ha ha YANBU!

WorraLiberty Sun 28-Oct-12 15:03:53

It sounds marginally better than "Bored Housewife" grin

Unless you're looking to attract a certain crowd....

Sparklingbroomstick Sun 28-Oct-12 15:07:22

I was only thinking that last week. something was 'ideal for busy Mums'. I wish I could remember what it was. sad

Sparklingbroomstick Sun 28-Oct-12 15:08:52

How about some Ovaltine? angry

RosannaBanana Sun 28-Oct-12 15:10:03

Would be funny if something was described as 'ideal for lazy Mums'. Would anyone buy it?

WorraLiberty Sun 28-Oct-12 15:10:52

I was only thinking that last week. something was 'ideal for busy Mums'. I wish I could remember what it was

An intravenous drip containing wine and chocolate?

Sparklingbroomstick Sun 28-Oct-12 15:10:57

Depends what is was Rosanna. grin

Shesparkles Sun 28-Oct-12 15:11:37

Would be funny if something was described as 'ideal for lazy Mums'. Would anyone buy it?

Hell yes! grin

WorraLiberty Sun 28-Oct-12 15:12:00

Rosanna I could identify with that no problem grin

RosannaBanana Sun 28-Oct-12 15:12:04

Ah yes, 'busy Mums on the go' is the full phrase, as we see in that patronising Ovaltine ad.

RosannaBanana Sun 28-Oct-12 15:12:58

X post!

Sparklingbroomstick Sun 28-Oct-12 15:14:52

This maybe ? <arf>

RosannaBanana Sun 28-Oct-12 15:16:41

I want one of those! That would really improve my life smile

Sirzy Sun 28-Oct-12 15:17:46

An intravenous drip containing wine and chocolate?

Where do I order one?

MrsCantSayAnything Sun 28-Oct-12 15:18:54

I hate the word "Mum" to be honest. It reminds me of this and this

And is just not a pretty word.

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Sun 28-Oct-12 15:19:37

I hate 'busy mums' as well, such a cliche, often said by women with northern accents on Asda accents.

I am certainly not a busy mum today, I am sitting on the sofa, watching Goldfinger, eating chips and mumsnetting.

Fuck the laundry.

MrsWolowitz Sun 28-Oct-12 15:19:44

I'm a mum. I have three DC under 4yo. I am busy ergo I am a busy mum.

Whats the issue here confused

I would love to be lazy but my DC do not seem willing to let that happen

Sparklingbroomstick Sun 28-Oct-12 15:20:21
Sparklingbroomstick Sun 28-Oct-12 15:21:30

Sirzy yes, it could have been the drip. grin I still can't think what it was....

GetOrfAKAMrsUsainBolt Sun 28-Oct-12 15:21:42

I think the phrase 'busy mum' seems to mean 'martyr mum'

RosannaBanana Sun 28-Oct-12 15:23:26

Love it Sparkling!

Aspiemum2 Sun 28-Oct-12 15:23:48

I'm a lazy mum, at least I try to be. 4 dc's have other ideas, can't believe how often they need feeding - it's bloody inconsiderate if you ask me!

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