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to ask what a mumsnet summer will hold?

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gordyslovesheep Mon 20-May-13 15:49:21

So we have Feb and march - crap valentines and no present for mothers day threads

Easter is omg mil gave my child chocolate ...

Eurovision ...obviously

And the Christmas favourites mil-dinner- how much do you spend- Shit gifts

So what are the summer staples?

SirChenjin Tue 21-May-13 21:22:55


My hair has been very frizzy today and yesterday btw, in case anyone is interested.

MomsNetCurtains Tue 21-May-13 11:31:08

SirChenjin grin

CambridgeBlue Tue 21-May-13 11:27:49

White linen trousers and holiday wardrobes.

decaffwithcream Tue 21-May-13 11:23:42

And the "my children want to camp in the garden alone/ can I leave my child asleep in the hotel room if we are in the restaurant with a baby monitor" threads which become heated and do not end well.

Maryz Mon 20-May-13 22:18:16

This has just reminded me that my driving licence is out of date and I need it for my holidays ..........

TheHerringScreams Mon 20-May-13 22:16:37

Moaning about things to do with holidays abroad not jealous at all as well as general summer clothes and probably how independent you should let your DC be.

LadyBeagleEyes Mon 20-May-13 21:54:01

Zombie Yes.
I never ever get people that leave their passport till the last minute.
Surely that is the very first thing you arrange before you even book?
And that's from someone that is the most disorganised person in the world.

Maryz Mon 20-May-13 21:39:22

Have we started the "what shall I buy as a present for my pfb's teacher? A small Caribbean island or a gold ingot?" threads?

MrsMcEnroe Mon 20-May-13 21:13:38

And the "we're due to get on a plane tomorrow and my DC has chickenpox and is contagious but we can still go can't we?" threads...

IamtheZombie Mon 20-May-13 21:00:48

The "We're due to leave on our holiday in 4 days and I've just realised my passport has expired" threads. There will be lots of those.

Maryz Mon 20-May-13 20:14:34

I can't understand how a 6-week summer holiday can be too long.

Fair enough if you are working, but there are numerous threads by SAHM's desperate to find "activities" to do with their children.

Here summer holidays are 10 weeks (13 for teenagers) and they are never long enough. Despite the fucking endless rain.

SoniaGluck Mon 20-May-13 20:00:40

I remember that thread Wilson. I don't think that I read to the end, though, because I can't remember the outcome.

You know, sometimes, my being on MN reminds me that I am just like my auntie twitching her curtains to spy her neighbours - only on an epic scale. shock

decaffwithcream Mon 20-May-13 19:57:41

It's the most unanimous AIBU ever, and the most persistent OP. I love the way everyone gets gradually more and more riled up trying to explain YABU!

Blueandwhitelover Mon 20-May-13 19:57:17

I still want to know what happened in Shinyballs's family, there really should be an updates forum.

MrsMcEnroe Mon 20-May-13 19:51:56

Ooh I want to know if the single MNer had a holiday romance with the chap next door...!! And I want to know what happened next!

MrsMcEnroe Mon 20-May-13 19:50:35

I've just read that thread decaff, thank you - 'twas hilarious

decaffwithcream Mon 20-May-13 19:06:42

Nothing has ever matched the heights of the woman on the AIBU supersoaker last-day-of-term thread.

everlong Mon 20-May-13 18:19:22

Drunken bbq's hopefully wink

WilsonFrickett Mon 20-May-13 18:12:46

Oh, last year there was one from a single MNer who was on holidays with her kids and debating popping next door for a spot of 'cultural exchange' with an equally single dad. I LOVED that thread. But I think I went on holiday and didn't find out how it ended.

HoneyStepMummy Mon 20-May-13 18:09:06

Lots of debates over end of school gifts for teachers. Someone will be insistant that teachers love to fill their home with home made crap, and another will be just as insistant that they don't. Then someone else will complain that "you are lucky to be able to afford pipecleaners to make tat with/a home/a child that goes to school".

Very very longwinded wine fueled threads about camping holibobs drama that always involve SILs and BILS.

Fights with MIL at family BBQs.

WilsonFrickett Mon 20-May-13 18:07:13

Year end collections for teachers - there's a thread about that already!

Starting school for the first time - AIBU to miss the precious moments when it was just me and DC?

And of course, as has already been mentioned - why oh why oh why would someone post on fb that they're fed up with the holiday when I love every second of the holibobs spending time with my precious ickle ones doing the fingerpainting and wafting? Hmmm?

scaevola Mon 20-May-13 18:01:12

What can I get the teacher for end of year present that isn't a scented candle

Blueandwhitelover Mon 20-May-13 17:49:53

I only found Mumsnet at Christmas and enjoyed all the Christmas angst. I joined specifically to comment on Shinyballsandtinsel's thread on her dreadfully behaved neices/nephews. I am still desperate to find out how things are there!
I look forward to a happy summer.
not really on my fifth name change in an attempt to maintain anonymity

SirChenjin Mon 20-May-13 17:48:22

Oops, just realised that I've missed the whole point of this thread blush

SirChenjin Mon 20-May-13 17:45:18

Frizzy hair

A messy house with the youngest in and out all day long

No money, the result of increased childcare costs

2 teenagers lounging about the house alternating between being bored and needing money for their wild social lives

Some rain, a bit more rain, and a bit more rain on top of that

Frizzy hair

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