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AIBU threads our mothers could have posted ( if Mumsnet had existed in " the old days")

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wigglybeezer Sun 23-Sep-12 17:55:05

I drove past the scene of an annoying and puzzling incident from my childhood today and immediately framed a retrospective AIBU post in my mind.

In case you were interested the incident was the occasion of me being invited on a friend's birthday treat which involved me coming along to watch my friend having a riding lesson, who invites children to watch other children having a treat?

Anyone else have a childhood memory that would make a good AIBU post?

EyesNEars Sun 23-Sep-12 18:04:01

AIBU to expect something different to sugar and apple sandwiches when staying over at a friend's house for tea.

AIBU to think the laundrette is too expensive

EyesNEars Sun 23-Sep-12 18:15:33

AIBU to think that fathers should NOT interfear with raising the child ?

PunkInDublic Sun 23-Sep-12 18:33:32

AIBU to think I should have had an epidural during my 57 hour full blown labour with my DD who is now 28? When DD had my DGS I commented on how they didn't have epidurals in my day, the anesthetist told me they did as she's been doing them for women in labour for 30 years!

HazleNutt Sun 23-Sep-12 18:52:01

AIBU to think that 25 is not an "older mother"?

snigger Sun 23-Sep-12 18:53:39

AIBU to leave notes for DH on Family Allowance day, saying I've gone into town for F/All ?

Raspberryandorangesorbet Sun 23-Sep-12 18:55:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

StanleyLambchop Sun 23-Sep-12 18:58:31

What is the point of kitchen roll? You have to pay for something that a nice cloth will do!! (And what is wrong twith using Dad's old underpants to mop the floor?)

wigglybeezer Sun 23-Sep-12 19:02:23

My mum still uses my dad's old underwear as floor cloths.

AIBU to disagree with my mother when she tells me that, as a doctor's wife, I have a certain position is society and should not be wearing flared jeans with frayed hems!

lljkk Sun 23-Sep-12 19:06:02

AIBU to screech and scream furiously at my children for not helping enough for a huge party I'm holding tonite? My daughter will have to stand at the door handing out nametags for the first half hour or so, too, or do you think she'll need to wait there at least an hour? I'm just not sure... She's very antisocial & doesn't seem to like parties, she's always sneaking off to read books when we take her to other parties, so I think this will be good for her.

AIBU to have a live-in housekeeper who is working here illegally? Lots of other women I know do this, it's normal in our social set, and the only way we can manage to work ourselves.

AIBU to regularly smoke pot with my teenage nieces? My husband has a senior position in law enforcement, btw.

AIBU to blame my daughter for my divorce? She refused to try to shame my husband out of wanting one!

(Many variations on that last one, blaming anyone & everyone else for the divorce; My mother had many merits, but being Reasonable wasn't one of them)

wigglybeezer Sun 23-Sep-12 19:06:09

My mum still uses my dad's old underwear as floor cloths.

AIBU to disagree with my mother when she tells me that, as a doctor's wife, I have a certain position is society and should not be wearing flared jeans with frayed hems!

wigglybeezer Sun 23-Sep-12 19:07:57

Oops, double posted.

AIBU to feel cross when DH says my baking is nearly as good as shop bought and my soup is nearly as good as his mother's.

Sunnywithachanceofshowers Sun 23-Sep-12 19:11:18

AIBU to be send DD1 to her room? I asked her to pop down the paper shop with the usual not to get me 20 raffles, and she refused. Something about 'Nick O Teen'? The little madam is sticking to her guns, even though if I had to go without my fags, she'd go without tea.

rhondajean Sun 23-Sep-12 19:12:57

AIBU not to tell my MIL that we have now had a phone installed in the house and to scramble to unplug and hide it if she turns up to visit?

Luckyluckyme Sun 23-Sep-12 19:15:53

AIBU to think that you don't need a fire guard. DD will only make the mistake of tripping and falling into the fire once?

AIBU to think that giving a 5 year old a whole pack of boiled sweets to eat is perfectly fine? She will only choke once and then never do it again.

AIBU to think that seatbelts in the back don't need to be used even when they are provided? We only crashed once and DD only needed 10 stitches to her head.

<eyes up mulitple scars>

<wonders if I have some mother related ishoooos>

Luckyluckyme Sun 23-Sep-12 19:21:48

Posted too soon. Meant to say wigglybeezer that that's an awful thing to do to a child shock

rhondajean Sun 23-Sep-12 19:22:58

AIBU to think that a child should not be using a sharp knife? Ok I'm I'll in bed long term and ok dd is doing a lot of the cooking but she is only 12 and surely it's FAR more dangerous to let her have access to a sharp knife than for her to use the butter knife to peel the veg.

AIBU to think that clothes don't matter to a teenager?

AIBU to think the neighbours son is possibly stalking me and probably a devil worshipped because he plays Eye of the Tiger a lot and has his bedroom window open? He's obviously trying to scare me.

aquashiv Sun 23-Sep-12 19:27:01

AIBU to want to grow my hair out of the Queenie perm style that every woman seems to have. Infact feck it I dont even like curly hair.
(All lies as my Mother never swore) The perm is true though.

GnomeDePlume Sun 23-Sep-12 19:27:39

AIBU to insist that DD cycles 3 miles home (and obviously the same back again) from her Sunday job so that she can have a proper family lunch.

I think it is so important for us all to sit down together even if it does mean that DD is exhausted when she finishes her 13 hour shift.

CuttedUpPear Sun 23-Sep-12 19:32:44

AIBU to lay the 'blame' for my 4 DCs squarely at my DH's feet? It is, after all, the man's responsibility for contraception and there is no way that I, as a woman, can take any control over the number of DCs I bring into the world?

AIBU to let my DCs know that there are too many of them and that I didn't want 4 DCs...and to let them always wonder which ones I would happily have not given birth to?

maymoon Sun 23-Sep-12 21:14:49

AIBU to make my DD crouch down below the living room window with me and be silent as to not be heard/seen by my overly enthusiastic and PITA aunt when she come knocking?

I do have to admit she was one of a kind (God rest her soul) and I can honestly say I would 100% do the same now should she still be around! blush

AIBU to whack seven shades of crap out of my DD for repeating words that she heard at the shit school I sent her to? She has no idea what the words mean, but best beat them out of her anyway, right?

FairPhyllis Sun 23-Sep-12 23:45:22

AIBU to object to being called a "geriatric mother" at age 30?

AIBU to marry a man who wears flared velvet tapestry trousers?

apostropheuse Sun 23-Sep-12 23:57:01

AIBU to give my four children a telling off for complaining they don't like the smoke making their eyes stream and their throats sore during the nine hour car ride to England for their holiday? I mean only three of the four adults in the car were smoking. They had the cheek to ask us to open some windows too - far too cold for that.

Also, AIBU to think it's perfectly safe for four adults and four children to travel in a normal sized family saloon car? The child wedged between the two front seats seems to think it's a problem that he had to move his legs to allow his father to change gears? Two adults and three children have plenty of room in the back I would say too!

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