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to imagine that everyone on mumsnet (except me) is a domestic goddess

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vmcd28 Tue 24-May-11 16:58:48

Whenever one of you mentions making packed lunches for the kids, I picture an immaculate kitchen, and lunches being made using lots of fresh food from Tupperware tubs.

You all have really handsome DHs/DPs who you are madly in love with, and they all have well-paid jobs.

None of you have dirty homes.

You all go on family picnics every weekend.

I'm sure I'm right. hmm

MadameCastafiore Tue 24-May-11 17:00:35

I am a domestic godess but having a cleaner helps!

Have been to 2 mumsnetters houses which were absolutely filthy so it is not the case that they are all domestic goddesses at all!

TubbyDuffs Tue 24-May-11 17:01:57

Well obviously I am a goddess, but I'm sure there are a few slatterns out there! wink

stillstanding Tue 24-May-11 17:02:01

I know why you are saying what you are saying but ultimately you know that's bollocks, vmcd28!! Most people on here are pretty open about their often rather desperate problems. I often think how cushy my own life is compared to others after reading some of the threads here.

TobyLerone Tue 24-May-11 17:02:08

Kitchen immaculate = nope
Fresh food from Tupperware tubs = yep
Handsome DP with whom I am madly in love and who has a well-paid job = yep
Dirty home = sometimes
Family picnics = yep, very often.

I score fairly highly by your criteria, yet I still imagine that everyone on MN except me (and now you, OP grin) is a domestic goddess.

KatieScarlett2833 Tue 24-May-11 17:08:36

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

Kitchen immaculate ?-yes because I don't cook, ever.
Fresh food in tupperware? - yes because DH cooks
Handsome dp, madly in love, well paid job - Yes but his feet stink like fetid meat and he leaves his pants folded in a pile at the side of the bed.
Dirty home? - hell yes, unless it is Sunday when I deign to clean.
Family Picnics? - Dc's would call Childline

LaurieFairyCake Tue 24-May-11 17:10:17

I'm too lazy to be a goddess.

Place is frankly a crap-hole today as I've spent an hourthree this afternoon giggling at the new chickens and doing nothing but dozing and drinking tea.

SenoritaViva Tue 24-May-11 17:12:42

This is true. I have a beautiful and tidy kitchen.

Somewhere under all the mess.

(Actually technically at this point half my kitchen is quite tidy, the other half is lazily covered in junk).

Insomnia11 Tue 24-May-11 17:16:30

Well, I don't know about domestic goddesses but they must have a lot more washing than me - they certainly wash their PJs and change bed linen a lot more frequently than I do.

But then that's probably because of all the mind-blowing sex they have every night with their handsome OHs. smile

vmcd28 Tue 24-May-11 17:20:56

I KNEW I was right. You're all playing it down just to make me feel a bit better.

KatieScarlett2833 Tue 24-May-11 17:22:59

Sadly, no VMCD28 <looks around at starving teens waiting for Daddy to come home and feed us>

CharlotteBronteSaurus Tue 24-May-11 17:26:23

domestic goddess?
<hollow laugh>
I found a freakin mouse today

it was probably after the lovingly homemade cookies

Potplant Tue 24-May-11 17:28:31

Packed lunches - It is not unheard of for me to be waiting for the corner shop to open at 7am buying packed lunch items

Immaculate kitchen - ha ha ha ha

Fresh food from Tupperware -I've got about 800 Tupperware items, they very rarely have food in them though

You all have really handsome DHs/DPs who you are madly in love with, and they all have well-paid jobs - mmmmm

None of you have dirty homes - ha ha ha ha ha

You all go on family picnics every weekend - unless you count going to Sayers for picnic items then no.

KatieScarlett2833 Tue 24-May-11 17:31:49

Potplant When my DC's were foolish enough to demand packed lunches my mornings began with a trip to the Esso Garage to buy made up sandwiches, drinks and snack items. Every Day. Still, the carrier bag negated the need for a lunchbox so no smelly foodstuffs to remove on arrival home.

COCKadoodledooo Tue 24-May-11 17:43:33

Oh absolutely, you just described life here to a 'T' (wtf is that expression all about anyway?!).

Goodynuff Tue 24-May-11 18:47:26

an immaculate kitchen~ no, not horrid but well used

lunches being made using lots of fresh food from Tupperware tubs~ yes because otherwise they don't eat. There isn't a caferteria at their schools, so all the kids bring packed lunches.
Oh, and I make sure they pack their own lunches smile

You all have really handsome DHs/DPs [yes!]
who you are madly in love with, [yes!yes!]
and they all have well-paid jobs. [great job, not so much on the well paid] grin

None of you have dirty homes. hahahhhaha

You all go on family picnics every weekend~ not every weekend, but often. We go for hikes, and bring a picnic with us. Sometime the kids bring their friends. It is a way of hanging out with out distraction, or a lot of money (see DH, re:$ grin) I am big on free stuff!

heleninahandcart Tue 24-May-11 18:52:26

I am a goddess, just not of the domestic variety wink.

packed lunches = dinner money for local bakers

immaculate kitchen = some of it, sometimes

fresh food from Tupperware = I have the Tupperware, some of even has food in

none of you have dirty homes = my house is clean

family picnics = used to buy sandwiches from M&S. Now have teen who refuses to go out of house with me

handsome OH = trying to get one on t'internet

Oakmaiden Tue 24-May-11 18:56:48

You see, my fear is that when people say "Oh, don't worry my home is really messy too" they donb't mean what I mean when I say mine is messy.

So I let them in my house to show them what a messy house is really like.... :s

AMumInScotland Tue 24-May-11 19:04:50

Immaculate kitchen - well, the surfaces are not actually a health hazard, but the floor is.
Lunches are made from packs of ham, white bread, and packets of biscuits (entire packs - he's 17 now...)

Handsome DHs/DPs who you are madly in love with, and they all have well-paid jobs. - actually yes, he's pretty lovely, and I do adore him. But his pay hasn't matched the cost of living increases for a long while.

Dirty homes - er, well, it sort of depends what you count as dirt. Do you include dust, and grit in the carpet? I sort of ignore those things...

LoopyLiz88 Tue 24-May-11 19:10:55

Definitely a goddess.

Packed lunches....only because of the nanny

Immaculate kitchen....yes I'd get a new new cleaner otherwise

fresh food from tupperware....or leftovers

none of you have dirty homes....my house is only clean 3 days a week. If only DH would agree to a fulltime cleaner

family picnics....allergic to gras, bees, pollen, and some trees so NO

handsome DH that I'm madly in love with and well paid job...yes

domesticslattern Tue 24-May-11 19:11:03

I am a domestic goddess! Erm, hang on a minute... <checks talk name> nope sorry, not here....

deepbluewave Tue 24-May-11 19:12:12

Kitchen tidy- yup..But new flat, I cant cook for shit and just me and kitty at the mo..

I do make a mean packed lunch, but I only extend to breakfasts and lunches...anything more elaborate than that, I leave to hubby..
Handsome-- sometimes, ,sometimes he looks like a greasy troll- he has just had a pay rise...

I admit, I have a bit of a thing for tupperware-- all different shapes and sizes!
Never had family picnic.....Im up North- it rains!

Punkatheart Tue 24-May-11 19:12:45

I dream that I am goddess, in white pinny smiling face.

I wake up a slut.

Oh well.

My OH is gorgeous but certainly not in terms of conventional good looks. He also snores and falls asleep in the bath.

jellyvodkas Tue 24-May-11 19:18:12

Such sarcy comments....
As for me I am certainly not a domestic goddess... and wouldnt want to be.
I keep my house clean and tidy as I couldnt stand to live in a pig sty but as for ironing and cooking....the bare minimum here.
Plus I enjoy being out as much as possible , and now my kids are 10, 20 and 23, I love going to the gym when little DS is at school. I hate the school hols, and love it when they go to school.
I dont even have tupperware really anymore.
As for family picnics,,,,, not really , or very rarely, and as for the older DD of 20 yrs joining us....?? are you kidding.? And if I could buy all the food , like ready made sarnies......thats me! grin

exoticfruits Tue 24-May-11 19:21:43

If anyone has an immaculate kitchen it is because they don't do much cooking.
I do however think lots of MNetters have wonderful floors-due to the numbers that don't let people keep their shoes on!

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