BREASTFEEDING FRIENDLY SCHEME The Breastfeeding Manifesto Coalition is developing a national 'breastfeeding friendly' scheme to support women to breastfeed when they're out and about. It's running a brief survey to gauge how many of you could help get the word out to venues and organisations. If you've got a minute - please fill it in.
6 November 2009
Am I being unreasonable to ask DD to tell her imaginary monster to move out of my sock? asked dilemma456: "During the day she likes to sleep in MY sock. This is all very well but DD keeps wanting me to take my sock and shoe off to give 'Sugar' some fresh air and gets quite upset when I won't do it." Experienced monster hostess TheLadyEvenstarsRomanCandle recommended making Sugar a new home from a different sock: "This worked for us with 'Sweety'." But YouSaidWHAT felt sorry for poor old sock monster: "How could you make him homeless at a time like this? There is a recession on you know." "You think a sock is the biggest problem you can have?" snorted StillSquiffy, "In our house Mr Invisible sleeps on the loo so no-one is allowed to use it until he has woken up."
Hatwoman's been browsing on Etsy and has discovered that you can photograph your fanjo and get a pendant made out of it. "Well that's Christmas sorted then!" said a pleased PerryPlatypus. Themasterandmargaritas thought they were very pretty, "almost like lillies", although admitted somewhat bitterly: "I bet mine would look more like a Venus fly-trap." TheDemonicButDandyLioness thought she could get one made and give it to her mother-in-law for Christmas: "I could write in the accompanying card: 'This is why your son loves me'." LadyGlencoraPalliser sent a link to her DH: "Luckily, I was within earshot when he opened his email as I almost had to perform emergency CPR. I have reassured him that something from my Amazon wish list will be just fine."
At my desk, something felt wrong, whispered embarrassed name-changer braless: "I've forgotten my bra! I've currently got my coat on as my boobs are flopping. A colleague just asked if I'm cold." "Can you have a rummage in the stationery cupboard?" encouraged JustAnotherManicMummy, "Try a couple of plasters over your nips and then bandage. Or maybe a couple of Post-its?" "Have you got a stapler?" suggested ItsAllaBitNoisy. Beccabump sympathised: "I walked out of the house eight months pregnant with no trousers on. I only realised as it was a bit nippy and I wondered why I was cold."
And finally, in the week that Mumsnet won a Red Hot Women Award 2009 (as tweeted by Sarah Brown) there was much consternation over the introduction of a new biscuit emoticon: "It is more like a chicken than any biscuit I have seen," scoffed Buda, while JulesJules and half of Mumsnet thought it was "something to do with Comic Relief". "It looks like Big Bird from Sesame Street," sniffed VinegarTitsOnFire. AlaskaNebraska was also baffled: "Why is there a duck here?" But kind Deadworm advised all the biscuit-haters how to sort the problem: "Go to Tools, then Internet Options, then Security, and select 'disable cookies'." If only Gordon Brown had thought of that.
TSARINA OF THE MONTH Vote for the Mumsnet Local site you think is the most welcoming, useful, up to date, improved and generally fab, and the winning Tsarina(s) will win gorgeous Mamma Mio goodies. (Tsarinas, quick, do some sprucing!) The poll closes on 30 November.
You have received this email because you are a registered member of Mumsnet. We do not want to send email to people who don't wish to receive it. If you would rather we did not send email to you, please reply to this mail and put the word "unsubscribe" in the first line of your reply. We sent this email to #email#. To check your registration details, log in at http://www.mumsnet.com/member/. If you don't remember your Mumsnet password, you can get a reminder.