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to think that a dirty/messy house does not mean you're a "Great Mum"?

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trilogyofjuniper Fri 25-Oct-13 11:45:13

Aaaaaagh! All those stupid slogans. "My floors are sticky and my kitchen is messy because I'm a great mum!", etc.

No, it's because you're a slob.

RhondaJean Sun 27-Oct-13 23:27:22

Yep raven I made that point about men upthread.

I bet they don't have forums where they are debating how their housekeeping skills affects their parenting ability confused

trilogyofjuniper Mon 28-Oct-13 07:02:40

This was commented on up-thread, raven.

trilogyofjuniper Mon 28-Oct-13 07:04:08

By the way, a widowed male friend of mine, who has as two children, does talk housework!

Hey Aris, don't take it all to heart so.
This thread is interesting in showing me that it's not just those of us with messy houses that can feel criticised, doubt our parenting abilities, and be defensive.
Seems like it's something all Mums do! And as raven says few men are so self-critical?

impty Mon 28-Oct-13 10:10:13

I was criticised a few times for having too clean a house. Apparently I wasn't playing with my baby enough and her speech was behind. Turns out she was deaf, and the fact was that she spoke at all was because of all the attention she did get.

As a parent, especially of the at home variety, the blame and criticism will always be laid at your door. Best to ignore.

goonIcantakeit Mon 28-Oct-13 10:34:07

could someone link me to the slogans or quote them please?

killpeppa Mon 28-Oct-13 11:00:15

I'm not saying my house is dirty btw.
I get compliments all the time but but the time 3pm come and I've Hoover twice (breakfast and lunch) then the dinner crumbs can wait until after bed (6:30)

D0G Mon 28-Oct-13 11:01:29

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

fanjofarrow Mon 28-Oct-13 14:31:46

D0G grin

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