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to be pissed off that everyone is saying I will "need to move house"?

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MortifiedAdams Fri 26-Jul-13 22:32:07

We have just informed the family that we are expecting a second baby. The first things out of, without a doubt, each of their mouths has been about us needing to.move.

We live in a two bed ground floor victorian terraced flat. The rooms are, pardon, fucking huge. The children will be two years apart so will share a room,.and probably the most.of their toys.

So.whh why why do.people need to question it? With actual serious concerned faces? My friend has a newbuild three bed which, is nice, is smaller, square footage wise.

It might be the hormones but I would just like a grin and a "congratulations". FFS my Dad is scpurong the net looking for 'reasonable' three are in some.sort of emergency situation. I love my flat!

MidniteScribbler Sat 27-Jul-13 15:23:56

I am slightly obsessed with british real estate porn, but it always astonishes me at the people moving "for more space" when I look at their houses and think "or you could just throw out half the crap you own".

I actually dream of downsizing to a small place. I want minimal house space, so a lot less cleaning (not to mention several acres of land to maintain). I'd love a little two bed place for DS and I with maybe a little terrace (the aussie in me must have some outdoor space). It would actually force me to spend more time getting out and about and seeing things, rather than rattling around in a big house that takes ages to clean, and costs a heap in maintenance.

Good for you OP. Enjoy your house and your new baby.

treacleturkey Sat 27-Jul-13 15:45:45

i grew up as one of five kids; my 3 sisters shared a room til they were 18, and myself and my brother shared til we were 11 and 13 (not as bad, i know!)

Some people dont seem to realise how lucky most of us are in this country just to have a roof over our heads and food to eat.

treacleturkey Sat 27-Jul-13 15:46:35

ps. Congratulations! grin

deakymom Sun 28-Jul-13 00:28:09

i had to move as there is and eight year age gap between my daughter and my son now we have had a third and people are squeaking about moving but the room is plenty big enough

the thing that annoys me more is people telling me get rid of you cats they will KILL the baby umm they live outside and they HATE babies and avoid them at all costs

ChippingInHopHopHop Sun 28-Jul-13 00:31:38


People are weird - ignore them smile

TheBitchInTheHouse Sun 28-Jul-13 01:54:20

Congratulations, and also THANKYOU for starting this thread. I live in a small house, one large bedroom and a small boxroom. I have two, a boy 2.5 and a one year old girl. I had the same reaction as you "you'll need to move" and "how will you manage with two". Well i manage just fine. I don't want to break my back paying off a massive mortgage for the sake of having more space. My mortgage is low and so I don't have to stress so much about it. I'd rather stay where I am and be a happy stress free mummy. Most importantly my daughter was born in this house so I don't want to leave. I didn't realise there were so many others in the same situation and fine with it. Thanks, everyone.

everlong Sun 28-Jul-13 01:57:56

Ignore if you can, easier said than done I know.

People are just dicks sometimes.


everlong Sun 28-Jul-13 02:03:43

Just remembering when I was pg with ds5.
We had 3 other ds's living at home which was a 3 bed 2 reception rooms, kitchen and dining room cottage.
Beautiful but small.

We had just been for our 20 week scan and was on the way out when I bumped into someone I knew.

She was flabbergasted at me being pregnant and said ' what and you're still in that house ' well that was enough for DH..,the week after the house was on the market and we moved into a bigger house when ds5 was teeny. All very stressful.

Some people need to think before opening their traps.

ThereGoesTheYear Sun 28-Jul-13 02:04:40

Congratulations! We have an empty room because my DC prefer to share. I felt the same as a child and much preferred to share a room. (I would creep into a sib's bed as soon as I could.)

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