What would make your life Easier?

(55 Posts)
Richy2012 Fri 18-Jan-13 16:21:49

Hey Everyone,

I'm new to the site and love reading all your fantastic advice. So I put a question to you;

What product would make your life easier?

What do you think, A nappy bag that has room for a laptop or a birthday party kit that has everything you need.

Let me know


lljkk Fri 18-Jan-13 16:28:20

An instant blow up cheap babysitter.

Convert Fri 18-Jan-13 16:30:34

A larger cupboard under the stairs.
Currently I can only fit two of the three DC in so if all three are naughty at the same time it makes things very difficult.

Convert Fri 18-Jan-13 16:31:04

Sorry, forgot...


cravingcake Fri 18-Jan-13 16:34:11

a full-time babysitter
a cleaner
a professional chef
a winning lottery ticket
the list is endless really grin

Richy2012 Fri 18-Jan-13 16:35:06

Blow up babysitter thats brilliant lol x

Reaa Fri 18-Jan-13 16:35:30

Lol covert.
mine would be loft conversion and back extension.

And perhaps super nanny full time

Tee2072 Fri 18-Jan-13 16:35:38

Market research?

Do tell...

Convert Fri 18-Jan-13 16:35:55

Actually I have been trying to convince DH to get a mail order Thai bride.
I'm thinking she can do the cooking, cleaning and looking after the kids while I chill out in my jamas.

cravingcake Fri 18-Jan-13 16:37:24

convert I have a very large cupboard under the stairs currently collecting years of junk that would easily fit three DC in... now just to find a lock to put on the outside

PartTimeModel Fri 18-Jan-13 16:38:33

more sleep - can you buy that?
Cleaner & babysitter on tap - yes yes yes.

I guess it's actual physical help rather than any specific product. I fell for buying a few marketed parenting products when DD1 was a baby (didn't we all) - learnt that lesson quickly. None of it was really any use. Stick to the basics and save your ££ for future babysitters smile

cravingcake Fri 18-Jan-13 16:38:39

Liking the Thai bride idea, she could sleep in the cupboard under the stairs once she's put the kids to bed obviously

Reaa Fri 18-Jan-13 16:38:50

I'm changing mine-I want a mail order bride for DH too, she can cook, clean, deal with the kids etc

WildRumpus Fri 18-Jan-13 16:39:34

Yup - put me on the waiting list for one of those blow up bsbysitters.. And another pair of arms. And more hours in the day. And while I'm waiting could I have a large glass of wine please?

cravingcake Fri 18-Jan-13 16:41:34

wine for WildRumpus courtesy of the blow up babysitter grin

raininginbaltimore Fri 18-Jan-13 16:42:44

A nanny.

I like the idea of a Thai bride too.

WildRumpus Fri 18-Jan-13 16:44:26

Cheers! grin

A garden. And a Thai Bride.

But, really, a garden for the dog and to hang out the washing. And for the baby to sit and play in.

Convert Fri 18-Jan-13 16:46:31

Cravingcake I find a chair wedged under the handle works very well. Surely locking them in would be a bit cruel. Yes, I hadn't thought about where the mail order bride would sleep but now the cupboard seems like a great idea. Thanks, will run it past DH.

I am giggling imagining all these massive boxes containg the brides waiting when everyones DH gets in from work grin

Convert Fri 18-Jan-13 16:48:27

Hope these ideas are what you were after Richy

<wide eyed innocent gaze>


Bilbobagginstummy Fri 18-Jan-13 16:50:03

Instant teleportation device.

Bilbobagginstummy Fri 18-Jan-13 16:50:10


WildRumpus Fri 18-Jan-13 16:50:16

I know we are supposed to be boycotting Amazon, but where else can you get good mail order brides from? eBay? I'm not sure I want a second hand one.

I wouldn't want a 2nd hand one either Wild....maybe you could try Not On The Highstreet .com?

MrsEdinburgh Fri 18-Jan-13 16:52:20

I would love a housekeeper & an instant blow up babysitter too.

ivykaty44 Fri 18-Jan-13 16:52:23

another bride of any nationality to share the work with, one that fits in a laptop would be good - though may make the keys messy?

Convert Fri 18-Jan-13 16:54:14

I don't think a second hand one would be a good idea, it's not like you can stick her on a hot wash.

cravingcake Fri 18-Jan-13 16:54:53

Could also try I want one of those . com?

WildRumpus Fri 18-Jan-13 16:56:01

Good idea visualiseahorse I can probably even get a personalised one there. DH had his eye on a Boden one, but was a bit too expensive (and pretty) for my liking.

juneau Fri 18-Jan-13 16:58:29

Childcare for DS2.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Fri 18-Jan-13 16:59:11

An underground tunnel to the school doors. Preferably with a worm hole so that it only takes two minutes.


PelvicFloorClenchReminder Fri 18-Jan-13 17:01:33

And a butler, to open the under the stairs cupboard door when the wormhole spins DS home from school, in case I'm on mumsnet and can't be arsed to get up.

Mintyy Fri 18-Jan-13 17:03:22

A cook.

Procrastinating Fri 18-Jan-13 17:06:55

Drugs probably.

TaraTiger Fri 18-Jan-13 17:25:14


Dededum Fri 18-Jan-13 17:27:41

2 less children

Dededum Fri 18-Jan-13 17:28:04

Ooops - I only have 2.

MirandaWest Fri 18-Jan-13 17:28:26

A chef

In all seriousness I would pay someone (who had obvs been crb checked) to take my children to school and pick them up everyday. Like a babysitting service but for school runs only, I hate school runs!

ticklebug74 Fri 18-Jan-13 19:00:09

Housekeeper/nanny to do everything I do and should do so I can snuggle up on sofa with dc3 and breastfeed in peace. (but with an endless supply of tea and custard creams of course ).

lljkk Fri 18-Jan-13 19:05:38

I would love a good pair of sewing scissors (muse). Feels too indulgent to simply go buy them.

An instant cure and forever prevention of cat fleas (other than getting rid of the moggies, obviously).

A magic wand to make my kids confident, well-behaved and cooperative.

The ability to multi-task (lost it when I turned 45).

A better sense of rhythm.

Something that made my teeth grow back, could remove all my fillings, wow!

For everybody else's kids to stop bragging about how they're allowed to do exactly what they like whenever they like however they like (DC tell me that's the case, so it must be true). When I were a kid, sometimes all we had to talk about was how our parents wouldn't let us do anything we wanted. How times have changed, or what!? wink

ps: I am so bloody middle-aged, aren't I?! Shoot.Me.Now.

ivykaty44 Fri 18-Jan-13 19:37:33

I would adore a pair of scissors that can sew - I am hopeless - and it would save me getting dd1 to do all the sewing jobs

Bibs123 Fri 18-Jan-13 20:57:40

a padded room, like at soft play to entertain DD and keep her safe so that i could turn my back for a second!

SquidgersMummy Fri 18-Jan-13 22:52:51

Ivy that's funny grin....

Housekeeper. I fantasise about her often...what happened to me it used to be fit men and now it's a Mrs Doubtfire I lie in bed dreaming off...

skorpion Sat 19-Jan-13 17:05:44

Double number of hours in the day
Ability to survive on no sleep
Dust and grime-repelling surfaces everywhere
Triple quota of patience

lorisparkle Sat 19-Jan-13 17:33:41

a machine to create an exact copy of me to do all the jobs the way I like them - a bit of a control freak here ..

RubyrooUK Sat 19-Jan-13 18:57:25

I want my mum to live close by.

AND a blow-up babysitter.

AngelDog Sat 19-Jan-13 23:37:00

More patience. And an extra 6 hours a day.

madwomanintheattic Sun 20-Jan-13 01:05:31

Aw. Poor Richy.

A clone, please. Or maybe two. We could all have a high old time if we split the crap in three. One of the me's could be the housekeeper, one the chef, and the other the childcare.


I need three clones. I'd have to send the other one to work.

That way, everything would be done exactly as I wanted it.

Alternatively, I could clone dh a few times to do the same jobs. I'd whinge more, but at least it would get done.

I can't be arsed with staff. They have different opinions and standards, and everything.

MaMattoo Sun 20-Jan-13 01:48:27

A cook.
A babysitter
A wishing well
A pair of snow boots
A larger house
Parents on the same continent
A DS who is not terrible two but about 4 and independent

JiltedJohnsJulie Sun 20-Jan-13 10:59:09

The mortgage paid off. Does the nappy bag come with that?

Convert Sun 20-Jan-13 11:47:36

<woonders why Richy didn't come back> grin

Convert Sun 20-Jan-13 11:48:01


mancshell Sun 20-Jan-13 16:51:08

Spending more quality time with each of my children.

HelloBear Mon 21-Jan-13 15:09:51

Nanny to do bedtime so I can sit downstairs with wine

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