To want to slap Virginia Ironside about the head

(11 Posts)
catgirl1976 Thu 22-Aug-13 21:02:55

glosswatch.com/2013/08/20/my-problem-with-virginia-ironsides-parenting-advice/ response (from the MN Blog of the day) is excellent

The last time I left 20 month old DS with his father and went out to work for the day he had taught him to count to 8 by the time I got home.

Nerfmother Thu 22-Aug-13 21:04:45

Yes! Was incensed at that stupid answer. So wrong on all levels

parakeet Thu 22-Aug-13 21:05:31

Just read this too. Made me want to scream.

Look, I know this sounds ageist, but how old is Ironside now? Her advice seems a bit, er...outdated, shall we say?

catgirl1976 Thu 22-Aug-13 21:07:17

I did wonder if she was trapped in the 1950s or something angry

TrueStory Thu 22-Aug-13 21:10:15

I'm a huge fan of Virginia Ironside. She has had some fantastic and original if independent views over the years. I guess its not possible to agree with everything someone says. But why stoop to abuse them?

I feel really sad that journalists are attacked in this personal way now, if you disagree with their opinion.

Slap her about the head? Really? Absolutely gross attitude to take OP. MN stoops lower and lower.

catgirl1976 Thu 22-Aug-13 21:11:38

hmm

I'm not actually going to set about her you know

TrueStory Thu 22-Aug-13 21:13:33

Well, it sounds a pretty vicious wording to me, regardless of whether you are actually going to go round her house and physically attack her.

catgirl1976 Thu 22-Aug-13 21:15:20

What if I slap her around the head with a cashmere glove?

catgirl1976 Thu 22-Aug-13 21:16:46

Or just go round her house, go in her freezer and chop the bottom off her cornettos

parakeet Thu 22-Aug-13 21:19:39

I think it was a figure of speech, True

Or could True really be a sockpuppet for ol' Ironside herself???

[joking]

catgirl1976 Thu 22-Aug-13 21:30:26

Can I change my thread title to "to want to chop the bottoms off Virginia Ironside's Cornettos" MNHQ?

Clearly my current title is distressing hmm

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