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To wonder why some people don't RSVP to DC parties?

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MrsMushroom Mon 04-Mar-13 14:11:34

confused I can't fathom it really. Out of 28 DC in DDs class, 22 have responded with thank you we'd love to has let me know they will be away that weekend and 5 have not responded at all!

I see one of the Mothers sometimes....what's the deal?? Obviously we can't go to ALL the parties ALL the time and I'm happy with 22 that are attending...but I don't know how many bleddy party bags to make now! I'll have to make the extra 5 incase these children turn up won't I?

I could assume 2 for example lost invitations....but surely no more than that? It's such bad form!

WorraLiberty Sat 09-Mar-13 00:28:52

Growlithe I wonder if we should hold a Wombles Rave?

Underground rave or overground though?

<< Decisions >>

MrsSham Sat 09-Mar-13 00:30:24

Bay city rollers waaaayyyy before my time but ill see the bay city rollers and raise you Daniel O'Donell.

Maryz Sat 09-Mar-13 00:37:54

I loved the Wombling Merry Christmas [nostalgic]. I was of the Bay City Rollers and Osmonde era - my mum sewed tartan into my jeans.

To be honest though, compared to The Wiggles or Fucking Barney, the Wombles were pretty sophisticated and we shouldn't be ashamed at all.

However, Daniel O'Donnell is a step too far shock. Unless you are a woman of a certain age from the West of Ireland, wee Daniel is beyond the limits of respectibility.

<still recovering from the shock of his marriage, as was sure he was gay>

Growlithe Sat 09-Mar-13 00:41:07

There is mileage in this event Worra.

I'm just watching Russell Brand's thing from yesterday.

I mean if none of you are up for it I don't mind liaising with Russ. grin

WorraLiberty Sat 09-Mar-13 00:41:16

Daniel O'Donnell?


I'll see him and raise you the Dubliners

<< Sings 7 drunken nights...just knowing Maryz will know the 'dirty' version >>

WorraLiberty Sat 09-Mar-13 00:43:03

Is Russel Brand a Womble now?

A Dickensian Womble with a backcomb - yes that could work!

Maryz Sat 09-Mar-13 00:43:29

I like the Dubliners grin. ds1 does a mean version of Dirty Old Town.

MrsSham Sat 09-Mar-13 00:50:57

Don't know it grin I know dirty ol town though

Russ is all yours growlith I can't stand him. Too attention seeking for me. I can see the Dickensian womble inference, though not sure he would cope with the sheer graft of a true womble, I see him as a bit if a boo hooer

Growlithe Sat 09-Mar-13 00:53:36

Is Russel Brand a Womble now?

A Dickensian Womble with a backcomb - yes that could work!

Well that image has sorted it for me tonight girls xxxx

MrsSham Sat 09-Mar-13 01:00:12

He would most definetly be Tobermory with the top hat

MrsSham Sat 09-Mar-13 01:01:49


MrsSham Sat 09-Mar-13 01:03:35

this one

Please no more common learning traing confused I'm done with that for a year.

Growlithe Sat 09-Mar-13 01:12:39

Just watching the end of yesterday's gig. He is a beautiful person.

CabbageLeaves Sat 09-Mar-13 18:04:09

I am feeling so reassured by the other Wombling album owners. The years of shame may be in the past

BerylStreep Sat 09-Mar-13 20:59:54

I take it that everyone remaining on the thread is 42 then, judging by the music.

I don't care if he is married, I'm still convinced Daniel ODonnell is gay.

MrsSham Sat 09-Mar-13 21:29:44

He can't be gay, he is a catholic don't ya know wink

zipzap Sun 10-Mar-13 01:15:50

Inspired by liking the wombles when I was little, I bought the greatest hits of the wombles for ds1 when he was little.

it's actually rather good, even now blush and one of the few 'child' cds that is allowed on grin

And no, I'm not 42 unfortunately I'm 43 going on 7 I've just realised by my taste in music!

TandB Sun 10-Mar-13 13:44:17

Bumping the thread back up to suggest they might have done the following:

Received invitation - read date and time and wrote it on calendar as Saturday 10th and filed it entirely wrongly in head as Saturday 3rd.
Left invitation in car. Driven car to garage to be fixed. Left without invitation.
Had no RSVP information - left message with pre-school for parent of birthday child saying DS1 could attend and leaving tel number for any problems.
Purchased presents and cards.
Got to Saturday 3rd. Panicked due to complicated local event meaning road to venue closed. Made complex travel plans.
Checked calendar and discovered it wasn't on 3rd at all.
Realised Saturday wasn't 10th - Sunday was 10th.
Got ill. Baby got ill. DP went away for work event. Brain ceased functioning. Arranged MIL to look after sick baby while DS1 goes to party.
Got to within 2 hours of party time, located lost invitation by chance. Texted parent to check DS1 on their list. Read invitation again. Realised it was yesterday.
Wallowed in shame and guilt.

I am mortified. I do not understand how I have managed to be quite so stupid on quite so many occasions about this one party. I got the date wrong TWICE. They must have just thought we didn't bother turning up. DS1 is going to be a social pariah for the rest of his school life because I'm going to be the crap, disorganised mother who does stuff like this.

Is there a Crap Mothers' Day?

MrsMushroom Sun 10-Mar-13 13:47:31

PLEASE don't fucking bump it panda. It's a joke and all the things you've said have been suggested. Did you not see that it took a whole new fucking persona? One which ridiculed me??? Leave it alone.

TandB Sun 10-Mar-13 13:50:04

Er, I did all those things. Was that not obvious?

[backs slowly away from thread]

MrsMushroom Sun 10-Mar-13 13:52:09

YES it was! But the thread needs to go away. it's been a nasty one. I wont post again and would be glad if others did not.

MrsSham Sun 10-Mar-13 14:18:53

No one is ridiculing you it has simply just taken a humorous turn at no ones expense.

fromparistoberlin Sun 10-Mar-13 22:29:26


DS first big party and from school ZERO texts back, admittedly only invited five. but still!

will stop sressing, its clearly the norm!!!!

Maryz Sun 10-Mar-13 23:16:50

It hasn't been nasty.

In some places it has been quite funny, and fairly supportive, as well as very reasonable.

I am howling at Kungfu - that's the type of thing I used to do with ds2's parties. I had a friend whose eldest was in ds2's class, and she used to remind me about parties and school events, because by the time I got to ds2 (child 3) they just seemed so unimportant blush.

How those people on 16 kids and counting manage school parties, I have no idea.

FlorenceMattell Fri 05-Apr-13 17:44:33

Parents do not reply to their children's invite because:
1 They are too plain selfish to put their children first.
2. They can find time to log on to mumsnet and write tons of crap yet cant send a one line text, or email, or note on a cereal packet.
3. Good parents teach their children good manners by example, these types of people are not capable of that.
4 Foget the excuses dont care if you have got terminal cancer and the roof is falling in it is all bullshit. YOU ARe JUST PLAIN RUDE!!!!!!!!!!
5 Dont worry most people suss who you are very quickly and dont invite your child more than once,

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