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9 December 2011
KateMiddleton was inventing some ^veeery^ convincing Mumsnet statistics this week, namely: "40% of toddler tantrums are caused by broken bananas, 63% of WOHMs own a pair of Mum Boots they wear more than twice per week." And the downright scandalous: "17% of Mumsnetters don't like nice ham and would rather nibble on a liver sausage."
"107% of MNers are good at maths," quipped MartyrStewart, but WowOoo spotted a fatal error in our financial planning: "43.4% of MNetters have fully completed their Christmas shopping. But of that, 16% will go and buy even more." (SarahStratton take note. See below.
"The world is going to hell in a handcart," announced Pagwatch, with great good cheer. "Give me your signs, please."
To which MNers replied variously with topics on finite oil resources, Iran and the popularity of Katie Price (with but a lone voice piping up on the positive aspects of pandas in Edinburgh). But what's this? Definitive proof of Pag's theory?
"I have done all my Christmas shopping, apart from fresh food. All presents are wrapped, too," SarahStratton declared. "This is unheard of. The World will end on Christmas Eve, mark my words."
Contrary to popular opinion, there is ^plenty^ of room on Mumsnet for boasting about our darling children... just so long as they are, as LoopyLoopsWoopDeWoops put it proudly, "a philosophical genius".
That's the standard right there, people. Clearly Loopy's two-and-a-half-year-old DD meets the criteria, having posed the essential question: "If you're happy and you know it, can you really show it?"
Dirtydishesmakemesad's daughter also hits the lofty benchmark, having mused, at around three and a half: "Are we all little people in someone's playset?"
"She's seven now and has never uttered anything else so deep," her mother informed us.
Lynli's precocious two-year-old son once counselled her: "Do you know if you climb one step, you can climb every step in the world?"
But TheMitfordsMaid had to admit defeat when it came to her four year old. "He asked me where the first people came from and how did they get made, if they were first, in a variation of the chicken-and-egg scenario," she said, displaying just a hint of maternal exhaustion. "I sent him down the road to talk to the vicar."
And finally, the Nativity News.
LissTheSeasonLouBeJolly's DS has his role in the school play. "He was going to be a bauble... not anymore. Now he is God."
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