AIBU that the 'Ibiza couple' on 'one born' make me feel inadequate

(82 Posts)
howtobehappy Wed 05-Dec-12 18:27:26

I watched One Born on demand yesterday, the Ibiza couple, cannot remember there names, seemed to make everything look so easy. I am not jealous of the easy birth as I know that my birth had a lot of interventions to keep me and my DD alive which I am so grateful of, I view a sucessful birth as one where mum and baby are alive and well so it is not that that bothers me. I am just in awe how they are living their pre baby life with their daughter. My life has changed so much and seems so much harder now, I have a 3 year old DD and am pregnant with my second. My life is a routine of toddler groups, activites at home, supermarket shopping, working part time. One example I could think of is that to put some make up on and look semi ok I put pepper pig on for my daughter each day, the girl on there did full make up and hair with her little girl just playing with her high heel. It just look like her daughter slotted in to their lovely life, while my life has totally changed. I want to make my life pre kids with the DCs just fitting in like they have, has anyone achieved this? I just felt like a failure watching it like I have made my life into a mundane routine since DD arrived.

amandine07 Thu 06-Dec-12 23:14:33

I watched that episode and I think the couple with baby Eivissa came across as lovely and very committed, caring parents who both work in the fashion business and this obvious plays a large part in their lives.

Yes it's a TV programme, merely a snap shot into their lives- don't beat yourselves up making comparisons. I think saying this things like 'playing the doting parents' and that the daughter is an accessory like a handbag is a bit harsh and does come across as jealousy.

drmummmsy Thu 06-Dec-12 23:07:43

well done ali! look at you decked out in a santa hat! wink

Scheherezade Thu 06-Dec-12 22:37:58

I just don't understand it, I have had days where DS literally would not lete place him on the floor under any circumstances, so getting dressed, doing anything requiring 2 hands was out the question.

FestiveFiggy Thu 06-Dec-12 22:14:21

Watching it on the iPad tomorrow!! Thanks the tip!!

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 06-Dec-12 21:59:54

Thanks drmummmsy! grin

drmummmsy Thu 06-Dec-12 21:48:48

put 'f' before the usual 'smile' etc - scroll down and you'll see grin

Alisvolatpropiis Thu 06-Dec-12 21:46:16

MrsJay Binky's real name is Alexandra. I'm a bit embarrassed that I know that blush

I agree with the people saying all the parents on obem make them feel inadequate. I'm not even ttc currently because it's just not the right time,but I wish I was.

Also...how do I do Christmas smileys,I want to join in the festive cheer!

Joy and Fabio were my favourite OBEM couple. Never was a woman so inappropriately named grin I would love to see a catch up with them.

Mylittlepuds Thu 06-Dec-12 21:32:13

No afraid not.

drmummmsy Thu 06-Dec-12 21:30:17

oh <disappointed> thought you had some juicy inside info there! grin

Mylittlepuds Thu 06-Dec-12 21:27:42

No but I do know that no one's life is perfect. Everyone has their challenges.

drmummmsy Thu 06-Dec-12 21:26:20

Mylittlepuds do you know them?? shock

Mylittlepuds Thu 06-Dec-12 21:25:12

All will not be what it seems - that I promise you.

Major props to them, I think. They seem like very confident parents, she seems like a very happy child, and yes, she may well turn into a horror at some point, but she might not!

I'm still very very jealous of her birth though.

ellee Thu 06-Dec-12 19:10:24

And I liked the name too... Didn't think it was chavvy at all...

ellee Thu 06-Dec-12 19:09:11

Plus baby evissa is very very quiet and she's still v young, I'd like to see them try ibiza next year! Not so easy when they're mobile and have discovered the word NO!

MoomieAndFreddie Thu 06-Dec-12 19:03:07

oooh i am gonna have to watch this on catch-up tonight now...

NettoHoHoHoSuperstar Thu 06-Dec-12 18:42:50

I thought they seemed really sweet, and very devoted to being good parents.
Yes, they wanted Eivissa to look nice, but they have a fashion business, of course they are.
I bought DD nice clothes too. not expensive, but I would have if I could have afforded it, I loved putting her in cute outfits.
The name wouldn't be my choice, it wasn't, but I've heard worse.

I rather like the name.

honeytea Thu 06-Dec-12 13:36:49

The child could always use the name Eve/Evie if she found her Ibiza inspired name hard to pull off.

Mrsjay Thu 06-Dec-12 13:28:34

I am sure the baby will cope with its name it really is just a name, I heard somebody been called binky on made in chelsea WHAT confused

juneybean Thu 06-Dec-12 13:16:44

hmm not the worst name I've heard.

Pinkforever Thu 06-Dec-12 13:07:57

They called their child a horrible chav name which it will have to live down for the rest of its life.

TiredofZombies Thu 06-Dec-12 13:03:04

I thought the Ibiza couple seemed lovely, and they seemed to find it no effort at all looking after her. Definitely made me feel inadequate, it takes all my energy to go into town on the bus with 16mo DD. I can't remember when I last wore make-up!

They did say though, that everyone seems to think they have this perfect life, and it really isn't like that, they have their struggles too just like anyone else.

Eatingdoughnuts Thu 06-Dec-12 12:20:01

I thought they seemed like a lovely couple.

However, I do agree with whoever said on here that their charmed life is probably due in part to them having their own businesses and plenty of money. It's easy to look good if you have money to spend on clothes and having your hair done, plus if they are well off they probably have a cleaner, thus meaning they have more time to play the doting parents.

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