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To think there should be seperate playgroups for people like this?

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MumblingRagDoll Wed 22-Jun-11 14:41:19

I am talking about people who feel the need to SHOUT every flipping sentence when talking to their DC? I went to ours this morning and as usual there were umpteen women who couldn't speak at a normal level...

"FREDDY! WOULD YOU LIKE A BICUIT DARLING???"

"HARRY! LOOK! LOOK AT THE TRAIN!!"

"OOOOOOOHHHHH CHARLOTTE! WHAT A BEAUTIFUL ANENOME YOU'VE DRAWN!!!! THAT IS AN ANENOME! AN-EN-O-ME"

I wanted to say "NO! BODEN-CLAD WOMAN...

IT IS AN ANEMONE...AN-EM-O.NE!"

The kids are all like this hmm and they play quietly and well...it's just these bloody loud women who swan....and stalk and dash importantly about the rooms like they own them! I want a playgroup where people talk normally!

WHY? Why do they do this??? They also look like this smile all the time...never budge it..."Oooh...no Chloe! smile Don't push Harriet! smile She was on the train first smile smile smile

Have they all had lobotomies? Do they feel NOTHING but smile for and hour and a half? Really?

Hammy02 Wed 22-Jun-11 14:46:41

It isn't just playgroups. There are always people that seem to think they are so interesting that other people want to hear them. I was in the centre of town yesterday when a woman walking in front of me squealed at her DS, 'OH LOOK DARLING, THERE'S THE SHOP I GET YOUR MUSIC STAND AND SHEET MUSIC FROM'. Do fuck off.

Lunabelly Wed 22-Jun-11 14:48:14

Poo in their handbags grin

MumblingRagDoll Wed 22-Jun-11 14:48:55

There is only one of these at my older child's school luckily....she's all "OH JEREMY! YOU GOT TEN OUT OF TEN! WELL DONE! SHALL WE GO TO THE MOST EXPENSIVE RESTURANT IN TOWN TO CELEBRATE??"

cheesesarnie Wed 22-Jun-11 14:49:34

put your fingers in your ears and hum.or if you cant beat them,join themsmile<- me

MumblingRagDoll Wed 22-Jun-11 14:49:37

I could ask DD if she would do that Luna or maybe train her to wipe snot on them.

MalkieFraser Wed 22-Jun-11 14:50:13

Hahasmile I am friends with a woman like this. Her smile looks really, really sore. I feel for her. "Sebastian, come here darling, no over here sweetie, don't push, please don't hit her, no sweetheart come back from that, don't touch that honey" with this vague demented smile on her face.

CroissantNeuf Wed 22-Jun-11 14:50:53

I know what you mean about the volume.

I was in a hospital waiting room recently. It was full of people quietly sitting waiting, reading magazines etc until a woman with 2 little children came in.

Well, lets just say that I'm sure everyone breathed a sigh of relief when they went as this mum just talked (on the verge of shouting) to her DC the entire time.

It was just a constant running commentary that was needless really...." ooh Harry look they've got books...you like books don't you Harry...lets see which ones they've got.....you've got this one haven't you....perhaps you'd like to look at this book....or would you like a raisin now....mummy put some in a pot for you .....I wonder when they will call us in....ooh look theres another book you like"

Poor Harry didn't get chance to utter a word the entire time they were there

MumblingRagDoll Wed 22-Jun-11 14:51:05

I have once or twice tried to join in cheese but my efforts of "NO DARLING! WE DON'T LICK OTHER CHILDREN!" Don't sound so impressive.

fedupofnamechanging Wed 22-Jun-11 14:52:28

Playgroups are the work of the devil. Avoid at all costs, I say

SummerRain Wed 22-Jun-11 14:52:35

thank god for rural irish country life. We all drink tea and eat biscuits and chat about shite while the kids rampage around and only intervene to stop them attacking each other or throw food at them grin

my patience would be worn exceedingly thin by shouters.

sorry for lack of capitols, i'm wedged in the corner of the couch mn-ing doing my ou assignment and ds1 has plonked himself so close to me i have no elbow room and can't manage the shift key

MumblingRagDoll Wed 22-Jun-11 14:52:52

croissant and Malkie I wonder if these women are actually on the edge..I mean it can't be very relaxing can it? Spending all day grinning and yelling?

They do irritate though. They're louder than the kids!

itisnearlysummer Wed 22-Jun-11 14:53:07

The over enunciation of every word so that we know they never drop a 't'.

Grrr.

SuePurblybilt Wed 22-Jun-11 14:53:40

I think keep at it Mumbling. Say it loud and proud in a Boden voice.

NO DARLING, WE LEAVE THAT WHERE WE FOUND IT. IN OUR NAPPY.

MumblingRagDoll Wed 22-Jun-11 14:53:55

My DD is recovering from the ear bashing we had earlier *Summer" ah the peace!

cheesesarnie Wed 22-Jun-11 14:54:10

how about smiley shouting 'darling,look at all the funny shouty mummies,we use our quiet voices darling dont we?,yes we do darling,yes we do'smile

cheesesarnie Wed 22-Jun-11 14:54:27

i really dont miss baby groupsgrin

MumblingRagDoll Wed 22-Jun-11 14:54:59

Yes Sue...."PUT THAT BABY BACK WHERE YOU GO IT FROM DD! IT'S NOT OURS!"

kerala Wed 22-Jun-11 14:55:56

summer rain thats what the playgroups around here are like and we are in a (very nice) small city. Maybe its catching - if one parent starts doing it others feel they have to?

MumblingRagDoll Wed 22-Jun-11 14:56:19

Oh Cheese I WANT to! I might do it!

"Funny shouty mummies" might be swapped to "Idiot, gurning women" In for a penny and all that!

CroissantNeuf Wed 22-Jun-11 14:56:48

Mumbling -there was something in her voice that suggested she wasn't as 'jolly' as she sounded. Maybe she was on the edge?

yaffle Wed 22-Jun-11 14:57:01

Oh yes , the look at me I'm the perfect parent /wannabe alpha-mum meets Stepford Wife types who's personality somehow got disposed of with the placenta. Console yourself with the fact that they're probably very very boring insecure under the Boden veneer, although there's taking overcompensating a little bit too far.

MumblingRagDoll Wed 22-Jun-11 14:57:06

Ooh Kerela are we in the same nice small city I wonder? In the Northwest.

itisnearlysummer Wed 22-Jun-11 14:57:08

I didn't do playgroups either.

The worst thing is I find myself coming under their smile mind control and hear myself doing it.

I hate it!

Whorulestheroost Wed 22-Jun-11 14:58:09

Phew thankfully my days of playgroups are over. I have to say though that we went to centre parks after Christmas and it was full of pre-schoolers having taken my own kids out of school and it was FULL of these sort of parents, dads as well I just can't get over it myself. They fuss and faff over the kids so much why don't they just give them some space ffs confused

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