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to be on mumsnet rather than doing the ironing?

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mumofbumblebea Wed 14-Sep-11 15:54:42

and does being pregnant somehow, by some stretch of the imagination, make this ok?

MrsTerryPratchett Wed 14-Sep-11 15:59:47

YANBU. Being pregnant is an excuse for everything grin

GrimmaTheNome Wed 14-Sep-11 16:07:16

YANBU, but WTF does pregnancy have to do with it?

PuspornInBoots Wed 14-Sep-11 16:10:29

Ironing is a Filthy Habit and should be stamped out! YABU for even mentioning such a disgusting activity and need to Get A Grip and STOP! Just Say NO! <and breathe>

manticlimactic Wed 14-Sep-11 16:11:24

What is this word ironing you speak of? confused

mumeeee Wed 14-Sep-11 16:27:16

YANBU. I've started ironing but decided I don't like it much and have cone back on here.

notherdaynotherdollar Wed 14-Sep-11 16:29:21

by all means ditch the ironing, but please dont blame it on the P work grin (not not Precious)

mousymouse Wed 14-Sep-11 16:29:36

yanbu - I don't do ironing at all. don't even know where my iron is.

Kladdkaka Wed 14-Sep-11 16:35:26

I'm not pregnant so don't have that excuse. I'm supposed to be writing an essay on reproductive technologies and the Human Fertilization and Embryology Act 1990. Want to swap?

Andrewofgg Wed 14-Sep-11 16:38:09

Just don't get confused Kladd because if you iron the essays and hand in the clothes you'll have buggered two jobs for the price of one! grin

spout Wed 14-Sep-11 16:38:35

I do not own an iron. The amount of meaningful family time MNing this has afforded me is very precious

EmpressOfTheSevenOceans Wed 14-Sep-11 16:43:12

<whispers> I Mumsnet while I'm ironing. Or while I'm stacking the dishwasher / cleaning the fridge. I have my phone sitting on the ironing board or the worktop.

Does that mean I need help?

eaglewings Wed 14-Sep-11 16:48:54

You don't feel irony thats all there is too it (see pedants corner for explanation)

Kladdkaka Wed 14-Sep-11 17:03:49

Anyways, what is this 'ironing' that you speak of? hmm

Andrew, I couldn't be more confused if I tried. I think my brain melted and leaked out of me ears somewhere between intracytoplasmic sperm injection and gamete intrafallopian transfer. confused

Andrewofgg Wed 14-Sep-11 17:22:20

Kladdkaka we are siblings in the soul! grin

Andrewofgg Wed 14-Sep-11 17:23:01

Empress I suspect it means you've got more hands than the usual issue!

EmpressOfTheFucknuggetOceans Thu 15-Sep-11 19:20:43

Andrew I get help from my pet octopus grin

TrillianAstra Thu 15-Sep-11 19:22:02

If we tell you YABU will you go and do the ironing?

Nothing needs ironing anyway, just stretch your t-shirt over your pregnant belly and that will stretch out all the wrinkles.

SayCoolNowSayWhip Thu 15-Sep-11 19:22:25

Empress I MN while cooking / doing the laundry.

I don't iron. Ever.

SayCoolNowSayWhip Thu 15-Sep-11 19:23:12

OP YANBU. You're pregnant. Put your feet up.

YouHaveNoPowerOverMe Thu 15-Sep-11 19:23:14

I can multi task!

I have a steam press so the clothes get pressed, I can mumsnet and watch tv all at the same time!

Good me ain't I wink

YouHaveNoPowerOverMe Thu 15-Sep-11 19:23:38

Oh and all that while sat on the sofa. grin

EmpressOfTheFucknuggetOceans Thu 15-Sep-11 19:27:52

I only iron DD's school shirts and DP's work stuff. DP bribes me with chocolate.

YouHaveNoPower, tell me about your steam press.....

mumofbumblebea Thu 15-Sep-11 20:43:38

well ironing done...just about 30 hours later than originally planned blush
i would also like to hear about this steam press

YouHaveNoPowerOverMe Thu 15-Sep-11 20:49:25

It was from Argos! Very shiny! I get through a full load of ironing in about 20mins. Probably less if I wasn't MNing. blush

It fits on me coffee table do I can sit on sofa while doing the clothes!
This last couple weeks no one has worn a creased item of clothing, unlike never having a single piece ironed previously.

I have burned my self a few times though. grin

And on that note, gonna make me a cup
Of tea, get the steam press out and watch Torchowood!

Know how to live the high life me!wink

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