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"?

RosannaBanana Sun 28-Oct-12 15:24:37

I would like to hear the phrase 'busy Dad' a bit more often. Busy Dad on the go...

Yama Sun 28-Oct-12 15:24:47

There's a cereal advert that makes my blood boil at the moment. Dh is in charge of breakfast - I don't give a shit as long as there's enough soya milk in the house to pour on top.

Yama Sun 28-Oct-12 15:25:25

Oh aye, the advert start with "Mum's know ..." or some such shit.

RikersWeeeiiirrrd Sun 28-Oct-12 15:26:11

Are busy mums the ones wot go to Iceland?

It seems Dads don't go to Iceland to stock up on prawn rings and the buffet of beige.

Or maybe they are the ones which are sponsored by P&G

Or the ones who buy Philadelphia as she has 3 "kids" to cater for (2+DH)

Gah.

bran Sun 28-Oct-12 15:26:56

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

MaureenCognito Sun 28-Oct-12 15:29:08

its a glib cliche.
and doenst suggest dads should be sodding busy too

MrsDeVere Sun 28-Oct-12 15:29:54

All articles in Prima and The Daily Mail etc start with As a busy mum of two......or Denise is a busy mum of a toddler..... Or s any busy mum knows...

Ffs. Drives me illogically insane

RikersWeeeiiirrrd Sun 28-Oct-12 15:31:21

No, dads aren't busy!
They are buffoons who don't know how the household works, don't do the cooking, washing or shopping, and fall into an exhausted heap after looking after their own children.

Tbh the stereotypes in either direction are equally offensive.

Sparklingbroomstick Sun 28-Oct-12 15:31:30
kim147 Sun 28-Oct-12 15:31:58

You never see articles stating "As a busy Dad, do you" confused

I'm sure Dad would love to go to Iceland.

Sparklingbroomstick Sun 28-Oct-12 15:32:40

If DH went to Iceland I dread to think what he would arrive home with. sad

kim147 Sun 28-Oct-12 15:33:43

rikers I could have sworn I saw an advert recently showing a Dad making a meal for his children without sarcasm, hassle or the need for his wife to help him. And the children even liked it as well.

Not sure if he washed up though or was too exhausted afterwards to do anything else.

MaureenCognito Sun 28-Oct-12 15:34:55

I want advertisers to look at the waffle on the loo thread from yesterday and the one about Hs being away and REASsES how idle most of us are

RikersWeeeiiirrrd Sun 28-Oct-12 15:35:22

MrsDV I think you'll find that it's: Denise (34) is the busy mum of a toddler. Let's not forget her age, that's important just like her busyness. Or even blonde Denise (34).

Whooooosualsuspect Sun 28-Oct-12 15:35:39

I'm rarely busy grin

goinnowhere Sun 28-Oct-12 15:36:15

Do you mean "busy mums" who "run around after their toddler all day". Such a terrible slavish image.

Sparklingbroomstick Sun 28-Oct-12 15:36:59

That's how they keep 'trim' goinn. wink

Whooooosualsuspect Sun 28-Oct-12 15:38:41

I sat on the sofa mostly when mine were toddlers <looks at muffin top>

MaureenCognito Sun 28-Oct-12 15:40:26

i was quite trim then- didnt drink much either.
was like a cave dweller for 7 years

TerrorNotSoFrightened Sun 28-Oct-12 15:41:53

YABU
I bloody hate that phrase. I hate all the 'thanks mum' adverts, all the ones that suggest its only the female of the house that cleans, cooks, looks after the children.

And what was that one with the tag line 'so simple even a man can do it' it was for a cleaning thing?

DH won't buy muller little stars yogurts for the DC because their advert was so bloody sexist.

kim147 Sun 28-Oct-12 15:44:08

rikers And the house value. You've got to mention the house value so a judgement can also be made.

Denise (34) is the busy mum of a toddler. She spoke to us in the designer kitchen of their £250,000 house in Surrey ....

Or Denise (34) is the busy mum of a toddler. She spoke to us in the kitchen of their £80,000 house in Leeds ....

MaureenCognito Sun 28-Oct-12 15:50:26

Denise (34) is the busy mum of a toddler. She spoke to us in the kitchen of their £80,000 house in Leeds .... where she had just bleached the surfaces as someone had shopped at aldi

Sparklingbroomstick Sun 28-Oct-12 15:52:18
EndoplasmicReticulum Sun 28-Oct-12 15:52:45

I'm a lazy mum. It's the teaching that keeps me busy.

Busy working mum sometimes too.
I am very busy, mostly cos I am disorganised and incompetent.

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