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19 November 2010
Sethstarkaddersmum paid her own dubious tribute to the royal engagement this week, asking "What will Kate Middleton be posting on MN in a few years?" and suggesting, "Property/DIY: Should I sell one of my castles? Style and beauty: Help! Can't decide which crown looks best for Parliament opening. Arts and crafts: Anyone else do scrapbooking with Old Master paintings?" Riven thought she might be concerned that "DH's family keep telling me how to raise my baby and seem to have planned out his/her career already" and frakkinup took up the baton with "Please cheer me up. Just been for first scan - DH's family v disappointed it's a girl..." and "FiL is very into organic food, AIBU to feed my child Greggs sausage rolls and fruit shoots?"
The possibility that BigWelt's post - "Funny things your PIL do" - might ever come to pass caused merriment all round, while HowsTheSerenity's "Relationships: I am not as good as DH's mother, I am always being compared to her" struck a depressingly familiar chord. Indeed, Heididrinks' "My DH gave me a second-hand engagement ring, AIBU for wanting brand new?" echoed a long thread already debating this red-hot issue (where opinions ranged from "aaaaaw, sweet" to the upbeat "it's like he's put a curse on her" [shock]).
"AIBU? My GMIL thinks she runs the bloody country!" offered faverolles, which prompted SuePurblybiltByElves to ask: "WTF do you buy Her Majjers for Christmas? Do Bronnley make a bath cube big enough?!"
EdgarAirbombPoe came up with the unlikely but wonderful prospect of our future queen posting on the Feminism forum: "Is it wrong for me to want to appear in public without the press commenting on my appearance?" And Suncottage looked ahead to Kate organising her first kids' party: "DCs are having a party. I want to hire a bouncy council house - where can I find one? Help!!"
Nightcat, meanwhile, predicted the following on the Philosophy/Spirituality/Religion/Assorted Woo board: "I am having this recurrent nightmare. I am walking around the Tower of London all alone in the dark. Anyone know what this could mean?" I think we all do... best of British to the future Queen Catherine because, judging by her namesakes, she's going to need it.
More happy news, this time from the Palace of RealityBombs. "A miracle happened in this house last night," she cheered."7.15pm. We asked both children to have a quick tidy of their rooms before bed. 7.45pm. Both children came down to say they'd finished. We trudged up stairs with a weary heart, ready to start the weekly round of, 'No, that's not remotely tidy, look, you need to pick up that Lego/those books/clothes/cut up bits of paper etc'. But both rooms were spotless!
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