to think that this mother is not feeding her children properly

(128 Posts)
dizzyhoneybee Wed 03-Apr-13 16:27:35

I was doing my supermarket shopping today and saw this woman in the ASDA café when I was having my coffee, her son was eating the most massive plate of fish and chips that I have ever seen.
Honestly, does she want him to end up obese or something?!

WeAreSix Wed 03-Apr-13 16:29:41

Yeah, one plate of fish & chips makes you obese... hmm

Thurlow Wed 03-Apr-13 16:30:11


HousewifeFromHeaven Wed 03-Apr-13 16:30:21


HeySoulSister Wed 03-Apr-13 16:30:34

do you know what caffeine does to you op??

My son would eat a huge plate of fish and chips. Then a cream cake for dessert, he has cf and need the calories, that kid in Asda might do too, don't be judgemental unless you know the circs. hmm

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 16:31:00

OMG it wasn't the Asda in Worcester was it dizzy?

Feminine Wed 03-Apr-13 16:31:11


This is awful.

did she pinch a few chips?

coppertop Wed 03-Apr-13 16:31:16

An ASDA cafe that serves a massive plate of fish and chips?

Not likely.

biscuit ooh it's been a long time since I gave one of those out!

Got sweet FA to do with you, could be a million reasons why, maybe the portion size took them by surprise, maybe he was just hungry hmm

I hope this is meant as some sort of joke thread!

On the basis of someone you don't know doing something you have no idea is a regular occurrence you are making this assumption?

Have my first biscuit.

StuffezLaBouche Wed 03-Apr-13 16:32:04


FrustratedSycamoresRocks Wed 03-Apr-13 16:32:23

At least he was being fed OP.

wimblehorse Wed 03-Apr-13 16:32:27

Was the boy under 6 months? <fails to see the problem>

Blu Wed 03-Apr-13 16:33:27

I think we need to know whether the son was in a high chair and BLW, or 19 and in muddy rugby kit.

CutePuppy Wed 03-Apr-13 16:33:36


jeee Wed 03-Apr-13 16:33:47

It wouldn't have happened at Waitrose. HTH.

And now I want fish and chips.

That is the only unreasonable thing about what you posted.

ImTooHecsyForYourParty Wed 03-Apr-13 16:34:04


You're going to get beaten by those who haven't read the other thread, though.

insanityscratching Wed 03-Apr-13 16:34:29

Maybe the child wanted fish rather than burgers, sausages or nuggets that usually make up the childrens' meals. Just because there was a large plateful it doesn't mean the child will eat it all. FWIW I often buy dd an adult sized meal because she prefers the choices offered she eats as much as she wants and leaves the rest. No big deal in my book.

LilaFowler Wed 03-Apr-13 16:34:34


YouTheCat Wed 03-Apr-13 16:34:52

Oh bloody hell, what other thread?

I too want fish and chips.

My DC had two Subway cheese toasties for late breakfast then a Starbuck hot chocolate.

Are they being unreasonable because they told me I couldn't have a VegeDelite?

(I think so) hmm

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 16:35:33

Ok. Enough. It was me. DS1 is 13.

squeakytoy Wed 03-Apr-13 16:35:44

Did you sit there, looking all disgusted as you sipped your skinny latte OP?

ClaraOswald Wed 03-Apr-13 16:35:44


<wags finger at OP>


Messandmayhem Wed 03-Apr-13 16:36:09

hmm biscuit

TheChimpParadox Wed 03-Apr-13 16:36:11

When my were younger as a treat we used to go for lunch time fish and chips (sit down at the local chippy !)

Bliss !


Did you have skimmed or full fat milk in your coffee ?

HappyJoyful Wed 03-Apr-13 16:36:13

What utter, utter, judgemental bollocks. YABU.

I've visions of an 18 year old son - you don't even mention age ? even if he was a small toddler, it's none of your business.

Am mortified to think we live in such a society where by what I feed my 2yr daughter in an Asda cafe is judged by someone like you.

Was she looking really unoffended? Yanbu, she is clearly a disgrace grin

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 16:36:25

And it was a massive plateful and it was only £5. But it did have peas. grin

DreamySleepyNightySnoozySnooze Wed 03-Apr-13 16:37:41


Sparkling, now are you offended? Because you were judged missy. How dare you!


Unless her son was 2 weeks old and being force-fed chips I really don' think there's anything wrong.

coppertop Wed 03-Apr-13 16:38:04

I want fish, chips and peas now.


Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 16:39:36

dizzy has offended me. She didn't even see me. grin

I did steal a few chips they were so nice I got a bowl for myself.

whokilleddannylatimer Wed 03-Apr-13 16:39:52

Firstly I would like to know which Asda does big portions of "the biggest fish and chips ever seen"

Secondly I would love to know what the problem of eating a high calorie meal as a treat out is.

MrsBW Wed 03-Apr-13 16:40:01

Brilliant how many people comment withou reading the other posts.

I'm intrigued to know which 'other thread' this one is clearly taking the piss/making commentary on!

tethersend Wed 03-Apr-13 16:40:31

Another example of Broken Britain.

Disgusting. Especially if she had failed to put on copious amounts of salt and vinegar so that she could justifiably nick it off him.

Also, now I want fish and chips. Fuck's sake.

Kids shouldn't be fed at all! So YANBU. He should have been made to watch her eat it

TheChaoGoesMu Wed 03-Apr-13 16:41:35

Utterly dreadful. Just. Appalling. What is the world coming to. You should have gone and told his mother your thoughts op. I am sure she would have welcomed your advice. You sound so knowledgeable.

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 16:41:45

I started a thread about going into town and not being offended by anything MrsBW. I will link it.

I bet if she'd ordered something super healthy that her DC would've tantrummed at you'd have judged her for having a tantrumming DC...

You just sound like that type hmm

I bet there were peas as well so just check yourself before you wreck yourself OP, Hmm k brew

sjupes Wed 03-Apr-13 16:43:04

I knew this would be sparklings doing grin

FairyJen Wed 03-Apr-13 16:43:20

It gets worse rumour has it she let her ds go to the toilet unattended as well!

< yanks pants well up arse >

Just clocked that this thread is a 'reference'.

NAICE grin

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 16:44:15

Unoffended thread

Not my doing sjupes. dizzy is the naughty one.

whokilleddannylatimer Wed 03-Apr-13 16:44:33

Massive confused xpost
Wants fish and chips, don't worry I wont share with dd.

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 16:45:31

I am never going out ever again. grin

Pandemoniaa Wed 03-Apr-13 16:46:49

Still I suppose at least the child in the cafe was eating a plate of fish and chips. Not nearly sitting at the wrong table to possibly do so.

I stayed at home ill today and saw a mum walk past my window with a pushchair which is fine but she had this look on her face, like 'I'm having a really nice day' and I was just RAGING at the audacity of it!

So I know how you feel OP.

Sugarice Wed 03-Apr-13 16:48:43

Silly OP!

There is nothing wrong with a plate of fish and chips.

You know nothing of his regular diet, his circumstances about why he was having that or sweet Fanny Adam.

I hope he tucked in and licked his plate too!

DreamySleepyNightySnoozySnooze Wed 03-Apr-13 16:49:00

If this thread has achieved one thing, it's pointed out how many people don't read the whole thread before commenting! grin

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 16:49:02

And we didn't save a table. wink

I am really heartened by the supportive posts about Fish and Chips being fine by the way, even though it came across as the sort of bonkers AIBU we usually get, nobody thought I was out of order.

JollyPurpleGiant Wed 03-Apr-13 16:49:11

My 23mo can eat 6 fish fingers in one sitting.

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 16:50:10

Ooh a fish finger and mayo butty Jolly. Fab. Could just eat one.

sweetiepie1979 Wed 03-Apr-13 16:50:33

Could this be one of those trolls? Because it doesn't seem right.

thebody Wed 03-Apr-13 16:51:42

Oh fuckinell sparkling, was on a diet and now need a massive plate of fish and chips.

BumpingFuglies Wed 03-Apr-13 16:51:59

Was it COD? grin


Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 16:52:09

No dizzy isn't a troll sweetie. just naughty.

Owllady Wed 03-Apr-13 16:53:06

well as it was asda it was most probably white maned horse instead of actual fish, as i hear their flesh is pure and white like the driven snow

either that or it was lively bred silver goldfish

Lucyellensmum95 Wed 03-Apr-13 16:53:38

I better she was hogging the comfy chairs too wasnt she? The cah

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 03-Apr-13 16:54:02

Naughty in a good way! smile

It's taking my mind off the depressing areas of MN...I really shouldn't go near the relationships board when I'm already ill, it makes humans look bad hmm aha

I'm eating a lindt chocolate bunny for my lunch. 99c at the pharmacie on sale. <surveys lardy arse>

BumpingFuglies Wed 03-Apr-13 16:55:29

Kate that's just wrong, will no-one think of the greedy hungry mnetters?

Did she park one of these in the middle of the seating area wink

best sofa ever

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 16:56:53

it looked just like that KateSMN. grin Sorry about this thread.

Sirzy Wed 03-Apr-13 16:57:22

Having worked in an asda cafe I am still amazed that anyone had a massive portion of anything!

sweetiepie1979 Wed 03-Apr-13 16:57:44

Oh, I don't understand. Nay e the threads earlier about cliques are right. I don't know what your all talking about. Never mind, I'll hide and look elsewhere.

sweetiepie1979 Wed 03-Apr-13 16:58:49

Sorry Naye is maybe.

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 17:00:26

Oh no don't sweetie. if you read my unoffended thread it will make sense. No clique here, I just happened to confess that I had fed DS1 this terrible meal and dizzy started this thread.

sjupes Wed 03-Apr-13 17:00:57

Naughty dizzy grin i feel your pain at being unoffended sparkling it's happening to often these days wink

Chandon Wed 03-Apr-13 17:01:30

oh I wish this was true!!!

I wish I could get fish and chips, and massive plates of it, in a supermarket caf.

Instead they always sell stale pastries and pasties and tired sandwiches...


maybe we could get a petition going to introduce Fish 'n Chips to our supermarket cafs!

Fish and chips are much better IMHO than pizza or some other over processed horse meat.


MrsHoarder Wed 03-Apr-13 17:03:50

a) That is not the talk guidelines
b) I've already got naice salmon out of the freezer for dinner, I can't go to the chippy tonight,

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 17:05:21

Our big Morrisons cafe also does huge fish and chips. V popular with the pensioners....

BigHands Wed 03-Apr-13 17:08:36

This is funny. If Oscar Wilde were alive today, and a woman with too much time on his hands, he'd be writing posts ad funny as this.

skratta Wed 03-Apr-13 17:09:23

Oh, I'm hungry now....

Ok I have no read the other thread dizzy & sparkling you are norty norty stirrers.

I'm going back to the bar!

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 17:10:42

I had nothing to do with the other thread Glaikit. But everyone supported me.


quoteunquote Wed 03-Apr-13 17:18:45

But was it sustainable fish and organic chips, will no one think of the eels?

I despair.

ClaimedByMe Wed 03-Apr-13 17:24:07

Oh fek I was going to make fish off the van and chips for the dc tea tomorrow is that now not allowed despite folks eating it for millions of years?

MsPepperminCreams Wed 03-Apr-13 17:25:17

What was the mum eating? If it was just a coffee or a sandwich she was probably sharing the plate? That's something I'd do. misses point of thread

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 03-Apr-13 17:25:42
thornrose Wed 03-Apr-13 17:28:22

Was the mum using a wooden stirrer for her coffee?

MrsHoarder Wed 03-Apr-13 17:29:53

Not offended by F&C. But asparagus would go well with my healthy salmon dinner. If we had some sob

somewheresomehow Wed 03-Apr-13 17:31:15

saw kids eating gregs sausage rolls and my dd had vanilla coke at the mall today
what will become of them hmm

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 17:32:19

That's what I was having KateSMN. wink

This is for anyone offended by the thread.

KateSMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 03-Apr-13 17:34:03

grin thornrose

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 17:37:01

somewhere that vanilla coke is really horrible. grin

ClaraOswald Wed 03-Apr-13 17:39:16

I now have a huge plate of freshly cooked fish and chips for my evening meal.

I am offended that I walk in and I am served immediately and the fish is battered , fresh, in front of me.

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 17:40:39

Clara how fab. I want some myself after all this. grin

thornrose Wed 03-Apr-13 17:49:54

My mum cooked home-made cod and chips today. She wrapped them in newspaper and brought some round for dd earlier.
She didn't bring me any as she didn't think I'd want any sad
I really want them now, but they have to be from Hadleys in Whitby!

Wringing my hands here. I don't know what to do now. You see I too went out earlier and nothing happened, I was not offended, no one looked at me. BUT the kids ate a chocolate dessert in front of loads of people whilst I sat nearby and now we all want fish and chips. And I'm fat. Which thread should I be on?

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 18:00:50

Stop worrying about threads and get down to the chip shop Burning. wink

YouTheCat Wed 03-Apr-13 18:01:37

You lot are making me hungry. I suppose I should cook something.

I'd do a victory dance round the shop if my DD (5) ate fish, she's a nightmare to feed!

Can't see the problem really its not poison wink

magimedi Wed 03-Apr-13 18:06:50

KateSMN That pic is brilliant! The look!!

YouTheCat Wed 03-Apr-13 18:10:37

My dd looks like Grumpy cat. sad

MrsHoarder Wed 03-Apr-13 18:10:41

Sparkling you could at least have had them for lunch. I had vegetable soup! Where the tasty greasiness in that apart from in the bacon I threw in with the onion?

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 18:13:24

As soon as Ds1's arrived I knew I should have had the same MrsH. I had a cupcake and a cup of tea then a bowl of chips.

mmmm fish and chips.

Sparklingbrook Wed 03-Apr-13 18:27:23

...and mushy peas. grin

wintertimeisfun Wed 03-Apr-13 18:28:46

you sound like an oppinionated knob tbh. feel sorry for your kids assuming you have your own. do you feed them lettuce and ban all things nice

TotallyBursar Wed 03-Apr-13 18:29:51

After KateSMN first post I have only one thing to say.

"TAXIII. Tell me driver, do you know of this magical place in Harrow, fish as long as your arm, chips in a glistening, golden mound, a veritable cascade of verdant green peas evoking memories of lush summer fields, a wedge of lemon like the setting Sun? You have heard of this Valhalla?! Well then take me there & I shall give thee an extra shilling'

<daydreams happily...looks at chicken & salad dinner, weeps>

You can all judge me - I let the dc have free reign at the pick n mix at the cinema - youngest ate a fistfull of white choc buttons with sprinkles right from the drawer - I hadn't paid & I'm not sorry. So there.

BurningBridges thanks Sparkling for the advice about going straight to the chip shop. All answers lie therein.

toffeelolly Wed 03-Apr-13 18:44:05

So what ! Do not see the problem.

Bunbaker Wed 03-Apr-13 18:45:48

At home I make DD eat a balanced meal. On the odd occasion that we eat out I let her have what she wants as we don't eat rubbish at home.

thegreylady Wed 03-Apr-13 18:47:50

By the way Morrisons sell the biggest plate of fish and chips ever and they are lovely.I can't resist chips.I was once walking past a group of teenage boys in Shrewsbury.I was aged 67 and with a friend-the boys were eating chips.I couldn't stop myself asking for a chip blush and you know what every one of them [aged 15/16 at a guess] offered me a chip smile

rhondajean Wed 03-Apr-13 18:52:09

You are all bu. the biggest and best fish and chips for a fiver are found in sainsburys.


SamuelWestsMistress Wed 03-Apr-13 18:58:01

My eldest son is 7. He eats normal portions at home (hes a skinny little thing) but on the occasions we go out he REALLY enjoys himself. He'll quite easily manage the full three courses, its very impressive!

jennywren45 Wed 03-Apr-13 18:59:14

Ooh, fish and chips? Yum * grabs coat*

WestieMamma Wed 03-Apr-13 19:30:18

You're all a bloody disgrace. Especially KateSMN with her picture. This is Mumsnet, there's pregnant ladies here, and some ie me don't live in the UK and are deprived of proper fish 'n' chips.

I hate you all.

dizzyhoneybee Wed 03-Apr-13 21:03:07

Sparkling, yes the very same. Honestly you should have seen the state of the woman grin and don't get me started on her children grin

dizzyhoneybee Wed 03-Apr-13 21:07:59

OK....I was being naughty smile I felt like a bit of fun after starting a diet today.....
I'll award myself a biscuit and a slap on the wrist grin

Kasterborous Wed 03-Apr-13 22:08:54

Sparklingbrook your DS must have been watching Robson Greens extreme fishing and it have him a hankering for fish and chips grin unless you deleted it by accident .

Kasterborous Wed 03-Apr-13 22:09:44

Should say gave him a hankering not have.

Sparklingpeaceandlovebrook Wed 03-Apr-13 22:11:26

grin We have 2 episodes on the planner unwatched Kaster. I am leaving well alone.

apostropheuse Wed 03-Apr-13 22:16:20

I'm so hungry my stomach thinks my throat's been cut and you lot are discussing fish and chips.


That is all.

b4bunnies Wed 03-Apr-13 22:18:17

i had fish and chips in asda cafe last friday and it was exceptionally good.

Sparklingpeaceandlovebrook Wed 03-Apr-13 22:40:09

Yes! Thanks bunnies. DS1 though so too. grin

dizzyhoneybee Thu 04-Apr-13 10:41:54

I think we'll have to have fish for tea tonight, I've got some cod in the fridge and will pop to the F&C shop for the chips grin

toffeelolly Thu 04-Apr-13 14:11:32

Having fish and chips tonight yumwink

gabsid Thu 04-Apr-13 14:23:22

You saw a kid eating a large plate of fish and chips .... and? So the kid wasn't obese, and the mum? Did they shop for lots of junk and fish & chips ...?

DC eating large plate of fish and chips isn't really enough make any judgements about their eating habits.

dizzyhoneybee Thu 04-Apr-13 14:28:52

Gabsid, I know grin It was a joke thread...

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