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MadameOneSword Sun 25-Nov-12 19:45:43

I think I'm definitely an outsider on MN, my kids arent gifted, we aren't rich, dammit we both have the work, full time! we don't live in a castle, shopat waitrose and certainly don't eat this good ham that y'all talk about grin

Maybe I just go back under my rock?

pjmama Sun 25-Nov-12 19:47:03

My kids will only eat wafer thin. Move over, I'll join you.

cantspel Sun 25-Nov-12 19:48:32

my son is even worse and only likes the thing they call ham in a lunchable.

Comes to sit in the reject corner

YeahBuddy Sun 25-Nov-12 19:48:54

There was a thread on here a couple of months ago about cheese... Made me feel dead common which I am so I'll join you grin

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Sun 25-Nov-12 19:50:33

My DH and I also both work full time, I wear size 20 clothes from Sainsburys, DS is coping at a normal state school, I shop at Aldi and we live in a tatty rented house. Bloody hell, my DS even drinks Coke and I put sugar on his weetabix!

Is there space under your rock for another one? grin

Glitterknickaz Sun 25-Nov-12 19:52:10

I know what you mean.
Parent carers are quite thin on the ground round here.

MadameOneSword Sun 25-Nov-12 19:53:56

Oh thank god!!! It's a terrifying world out ere, allow their kids are well smart! Lol. While we're confessing my six year old cant read novels and my 3 year old seems to think its funny to say jeebers christ when something goes wrong. hmm

On the subject of clothes, I wear george lol - I think sainsburys may be a step above that!

And as for ham, my kids like billy bear - I'm not even sure that's from a farm animal

Viperidae Sun 25-Nov-12 19:53:58

Yet another commoner here, I have never worn Boden and I even drink rose wine. grin

Marzipanface Sun 25-Nov-12 19:55:33

I don't live in a Castle. Think more 'new build' house. My DD will be going to local primary school and I shop at Lidl and Asda.

MadameOneSword Sun 25-Nov-12 19:58:04

Rite now my kids are rolling aero bubbles across the living room into each others open mouths...but it's okay, cos I vacuuumed....not with a dyson mind shock

MadameOneSword Sun 25-Nov-12 19:58:36

Oh and should add they're watching fred Claus which probation isn't good for them either

InNeedOfBrandy Sun 25-Nov-12 19:59:30

Gosh I am not posh and I love posting. I onlyy work 16 hrs and have high rate WTC and CTC have been a single mum since ds was 4 moths old. Wouldn't know what to do with a husband if he came up and parked himself on my leather sofa. <leather sofa is a MN no no > I shop in asda which is the worst supermarket and now and again lidls and I drink £4:99 rose wine grin and my dc love coco pops.

I do cook my own gammon joint for ham so I might be slightly posher then you OP grin

MadameOneSword Sun 25-Nov-12 20:02:25

Oh totally, well done, or be fair there's a husband parked on the end of my leather sofa right now....not sure what to do with him either, he could well be dead, hasnt moved or said much for a while. Why don't they like leather sofas?... Don't they know they're wipe clean?.????

MadameOneSword Sun 25-Nov-12 20:03:47

Feel like I should specify its not A husband, he is mine lol

WeezyPeezy Sun 25-Nov-12 20:05:09

Well I definitely don't fit in!! I'm <shock/horror> not a mum!! But I did get hooked on this site when I was pregnant (for a whole 8wks) and won't leave now. I do hope to be a mum, but I definitely don't <belong> in the maternal sense. I see posts from mothers from all walks of life and that is the common thread IMO. Not income, Geography or status. Just a bunch of mums in a 'classless' net society, sharing. (Unless I'm actually on the website equivalent of the first Titanic lifeboat and haven't realised) One day I hope to be less 'fraudulent' and be a real mum on MN!! grin

MadameOneSword Sun 25-Nov-12 20:06:50

Aw wheezy,,you can come under our's not light and warm, and it's certainly not organic, but there's rose wine (a bit warm) and wafer thin ham!

InNeedOfBrandy Sun 25-Nov-12 20:07:01

I have no idea why they are a no no, laminate flooring is as well and feature walls colour coordinated furniture, family pictures, and only white towels.

basically it has to of been your great grandparents for it to be ok. There is quite a lot of commoners though OP so don't feel overwhelmed.

wonderingsoul Sun 25-Nov-12 20:07:40

whispers the only wine i like is white.... chardonay....

and have been known to give my children tesco value chicken slices out of a packet with a roast instead of a actuall chicken.

wonderingsoul Sun 25-Nov-12 20:08:41

ohh and i also have laminate.. wished i had a feature wall and my sofa is half real laeather half fake

UserError Sun 25-Nov-12 20:08:45

Me! Me! Me!

I have a 2.6year old who can't talk yet. We live in a rented terraced house in a dodgy area. Most of my clothes come from Primark and the ones that don't come from Peacocks, New Look or Ebay. I didn't get my degree because I farted about for three years changing courses. I don't like wine.

MadameOneSword Sun 25-Nov-12 20:08:47

Overwhelmed lol, everything about me is non-mumsnetable lol.... It's worse that I originally thought! sad

WeezyPeezy Sun 25-Nov-12 20:11:24

Ahhh thanks Madame but will you chuck me out from under the rock if I have a bottle of red tucked under my arm and a bit of Brie <in an Asda bag> to go with the wafer thin ham? I'm a poor girl trapped in a rich girl's body!! grin

MadameOneSword Sun 25-Nov-12 20:11:40

Hahha I think this is a he's
Thy thread, like commoners anonymous lol...

If it makes you feel better I didn't get my degree cos I got pregnant, by a guy 12 years my senior (yeah..parents loved that) and I don't even begin to assume my uh is real leather's leather like. And we live in a flat, so we don't have a garden in which to grow out own veg...though the kids get more exercise when the lift breaks grin

MadameOneSword Sun 25-Nov-12 20:12:09

Is brie the smelly one?

RedToothbrush Sun 25-Nov-12 20:13:02


Why do you feel the need to fit in?

Why aren't you happy with the way you are?

My honest answer is if you feel the need to fit in, thats where the problem is. Not the fact you don't. Not fitting in, makes you unique and you should celebrate that and never ever feel the need to make excuses/apologise or otherwise pass comment on it.

I would rather not fit in a million times over than be like everyone else.

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