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in finding the "busy mum" thing ANNOYING

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Nehru Thu 23-May-13 17:02:16

and " the rare moment I get a minute to myself" and
" i have no time to brush my hair" ( or whatever).

Specially when it is said on here wink after a good hour or so of titting about!

But busy mums..ARGH

LEMisdisappointed Thu 23-May-13 17:04:21

biscuit id like to say more but im too busy

HotCrossPun Thu 23-May-13 17:04:49



YoniMontana Thu 23-May-13 17:05:20

I'm too busy to even read this.

GetOrfMoiLand Thu 23-May-13 17:05:27

It is annoying. Normally said by people who aren't so much as busy but complete faffers.

LifeofPo Thu 23-May-13 17:05:48

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LifeofPo Thu 23-May-13 17:06:14

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noisytoys Thu 23-May-13 17:07:53

I never got the 'don't get to go to the toilet in peace thing'. Just go to the toilet and shut the door. Toddlers are too small to even reach the handle smile

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 23-May-13 17:08:19

YANBU to hate the phrase. That Boots ad on here at the mo sets my teeth on edge. It's so twee.

LifeofPo Thu 23-May-13 17:08:50

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MoodyDidIt Thu 23-May-13 17:09:08

yanbu i am a mum of 2 and work very part time and i am absolutely NOT busy at all.....apart from if i have lots of social plans like meeting other not busy mums for lunch and shopping sessions blush

GoldenGreen Thu 23-May-13 17:09:51

I hate this too. I was in a meeting in a voluntary capacity the other week and a woman actually used the phrase "us busy mums" - don't include me in your bizarre marketing speak, thank you.

FunnysInLaJardin Thu 23-May-13 17:11:26

some mothers just like to make martyrs out of themselves, and some fathers come to that. I have never got that whole 'not a minute to myself' thing. But then I am selfish

PoppyAmex Thu 23-May-13 17:15:48

I used to think nothing of 60+ hours a week at work and top it up with after hours' socialising with clients.

I also used to wonder what the deal was with ads targeting "busy mothers", then I became one and now I don't wonder anymore.

I have no idea how a 1 year old can be so time consuming, but there you go

Nehru Thu 23-May-13 17:53:14

yes the ARE all busy blogging
SO busy i have to tell you

Nehru Thu 23-May-13 17:54:06

I remember i had to go to a do a few years ago for a worky type thing

everyone was taking a plate of food. The organiser rang me up and kindly said could I do xyz as they KNEW I was a busy mum ;)

Very kind but I really am not!

Tailtwister Thu 23-May-13 17:58:05

It's definitely a boakworthy phrase. I do feel much busier than before I had children though. I think it's the relentlessness of it all. They're always there and always demanding something. At least at work you have control over your workload. You can't do that with children, they simply don't get it.

CremeEggThief Thu 23-May-13 17:58:33

What FunnyinleJardin said.

schooldidi Thu 23-May-13 17:59:20

well I'm busy this week. but that's to do with work, nothing to do with being a mum. I adore my holidays because at least then I'm busy doing things I've chosen to do, fun things with the kids.

BrianButterfield Thu 23-May-13 18:01:00

I have a Facebook friend who is the MASTER of this. Half of her statuses are about being a busy mum, but the other half are about the many and varied TV series she watches devotedly. hmm

thestringcheesemassacre Thu 23-May-13 18:01:56

I never understand the too busy to put something decent on or brush your hair crowd. Don't start me on wearing pjs to the school drop off.

Tee2072 Thu 23-May-13 18:05:18

It is a silly phrase.

I, too, have hot cups of coffee and private time in the loo. It's not that hard, really!

PearlyWhites Thu 23-May-13 18:05:48

I always drive dd2 to school in my pjs she has to be there by 8 and I have a baby and a toddler to get ready.

JollyOrangeGiant Thu 23-May-13 18:06:56

I'm a busy mum. I have a 25mo, I'm 6mo pregnant, I often work from home with no childcare, I'm studying an OU course, I do all the household cooking and laundry (other tasks are split), I WOH sometimes too. I do a LOT when DS is sleeping.

But I don't bitch about it. I'm just not available to go for coffee weekly or to sign DS up to a class that happens every Tuesday at the same time.

There were 3 months a few years ago when I did 14-16 hour days, 6 days a week. THAT was busy. I was a bit ill afterwards.

At the moment I'm physically coping with everything and my body doesn't seem likely to pack up like it's started to do in the past.

I do spend time on here. It's necessary to stop thinking about important me/family/work things sometimes and MN is a good way to disengage.

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