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To wonder why people are on MN that arent parents

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TraineeBabyCatcher Sun 18-Nov-12 22:44:59

Parents of some variation, ie grandparents, step, those TTC etc
Or say, nannys and jobs such as those.

Not that they shouldn't be, just intrigued why you might be?

Kundry Sun 18-Nov-12 23:05:57

Because a friend told me about Classics. After I stopped crying with laughter I looked around, stayed and then thought I should stop lurking. There are all sorts of people here which is brilliant and I tend to go to topics that I can relate to.

LightHousekeeping Sun 18-Nov-12 23:06:23

Because I like talking about crap tv shows I'm addicted to and wouldn't dare tell my rl friends!

LadyBeagle Sun 18-Nov-12 23:06:48

I have a 17 year old ds, who I mention in passing, but MN is so much more than parenting.
I never go on any of the parenting topics, I go on to have a laugh.

TraineeBabyCatcher Sun 18-Nov-12 23:08:25

Never thought of coming here via google, I guess I just didn't really think hard enough. smile

No stunt girl that is just not good enough wink

DalekInAFestiveJumper Sun 18-Nov-12 23:09:32

I teach. I find it useful to try and see things from the other side.

amillionyears Sun 18-Nov-12 23:10:25

MN can be more interesting than the TV.

AnyFucker Sun 18-Nov-12 23:10:44

You are quite new, TBC ?

You are forgiven. We all post a bit of a daft thread when we are new. The we learn smile

AnyFucker Sun 18-Nov-12 23:11:02


TheDarkestNight Sun 18-Nov-12 23:12:02

Very few places on the internet are so full of intelligent, funny and honest women. It's a nice antidote to the whole 'tits or GTFO' attitude of many forums (fora?). It's hilarious.

Everythingwillbeok Sun 18-Nov-12 23:12:55

Hi OP I actually agree with you never would it occur to me to log onto mum set if I didn't have kids. Not saying people can't but I just wouldn't

AnyFucker Sun 18-Nov-12 23:13:06

gtfo ?

TheDarkestNight Sun 18-Nov-12 23:17:11

Get The Fuck Out. The reaction of people on certain male-dominated sites, on discovering that someone is female. They want to see pictures. Pleasant, it aint.

FarelyKnuts Sun 18-Nov-12 23:18:23

Gtfo- get the fuck out/off?

FarelyKnuts Sun 18-Nov-12 23:18:58

Oops not quick enough grin

quoteunquote Sun 18-Nov-12 23:19:43

It takes a village to rase a child, the more people who are interested and informed on the wellbeing of the future generations the better for everyone in society.

AnyFucker Sun 18-Nov-12 23:19:47

ah, I see

I don't use "male dominated" anything tbh

and if I see it, I doubt I would be welcome around those parts

LivingInAPinkBauble Sun 18-Nov-12 23:20:46

I have no children yet but DH and I would like to start ttc in the not too distant future. I am learning a lot about babies through being on here. I originally joined through my job as a primary teacher, interesting to see parent perspectives, but there is also a staff room topic I found to my surprise earlier today. I love the wit and funny threads and it is the only site to my limited knowledge that covers such a wide variety of people and topics.
Mumsnet I luffs you <shamelessly creeping now, for fear of being ousted for my inexperience of childbirth>

AnyFucker Sun 18-Nov-12 23:21:33

You can stay, bauble smile

LivingInAPinkBauble Sun 18-Nov-12 23:23:25

Thank you AnyFucker grin

AnyFucker Sun 18-Nov-12 23:24:05

not that it is anywhere near my decison grin

AnyFucker Sun 18-Nov-12 23:24:13


StuntGirl Sun 18-Nov-12 23:24:47

Would v. much like to thank the poster who did post that recipe in 2007 though, you've saved my lazy arse many a time!

StuntGirl Sun 18-Nov-12 23:25:28

Would v. much like to thank the poster who did post that recipe in 2007 though, you've saved my lazy arse many a time!

TheDarkestNight Sun 18-Nov-12 23:25:36

AnyFucker, I did see, I did call, I came to Mumsnet instead!

StuntGirl Sun 18-Nov-12 23:25:58

Oops, did a Chaos blush

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