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Katie Hopkins on Mum to avoids

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CrocsAreJustPlainUgly Sat 19-Jul-14 17:24:52

Is this really what we do?

*A stay-at-home mum, this one's been planning the school holidays with precision.

Having researched all free events within 20 miles, Mumsnet Mum has created a schedule of science museums, finger-painting and butterfly hatching.

She can then brag about it all online later and make other mums feel bad.

She goes nowhere without a packed lunch of fruit kebabs and vegetable animals in matching Cath Kidston picnic boxes.*

AIBU to found this funny? Sometimes she has a pinch of sense in her rants.. I can safely say I don't own anything Cath Kidston and what the hell is a vegetable animal or fruit kebab

woodlands01 Sat 19-Jul-14 17:28:34

Well, I am a mumsnet mun, teacher with 2 children 11 and 13.
We have planned:
DD guide camp (no input necessary other than drop off @ mini bus)
I week for whole family in Lake District

NOTHING else and I am very pleased.
We will CHILL (after Wednesday that is).

micah Sat 19-Jul-14 17:32:43

Yep, and that is all single dads. Irresponsible, feckless gender they are.

Grow up woman.

CrocsAreJustPlainUgly Sat 19-Jul-14 17:34:50

So what is a fruit kebab? fruit in a pitta bread? That doesn't sound nice if that is what it is lol

TheThreeCheesesOfTheApocalypse Sat 19-Jul-14 17:34:54

She's described me minus the Kath Kidston, i've planned so bloody much i'm struggling to fit in the kids respite care blush Even R&R days are pencilled in.

In my defence after last years shocker i'm determined to survive and not end up the way I did last year. The plan in loose terms is to get them out each day and spend as little as possible So I can come on here in September and brag about how I only spent an extra 50p and a bag of midget gems during the whole summer

JimmyCorkhill Sat 19-Jul-14 17:36:06


I am Mumsnet mum.

I have a printed timetable of mostly free summer activities which I'm constantly updating in readiness for the end of term. I have a Cath Kidston bag. We will be taking packed lunches out with us everyday.

In my defence it is because I've got 6 weeks with minimal cash and 2 under 5s to entertain on my own.

I'd rather be the All Inclusive Parents grin

Loveleopardprint Sat 19-Jul-14 17:37:38

She forgot the "up her own arse" Mum!! Maybe that's too close to home

CrocsAreJustPlainUgly Sat 19-Jul-14 17:38:26

Tbh when we go on holiday im the All Inclusive Parent.. I'm going on holiday to relax and do nothing minus the alcohol as I don't drink though

APotNoodleandaTommy Sat 19-Jul-14 17:40:19

Genuine question as my little one is 8 months old and my husband and I will both return to work full time...
I know it's a long way off but what happens to kids during holidays when both parents work?!?

dashoflime Sat 19-Jul-14 17:43:28

I am Lazy Mum!
I love nothing more than drinking tea in soft play and letting D's amuse himself!

Anniegetyourgun Sat 19-Jul-14 17:43:29

Probably bits of fruit on a stick, don't you think? But all those things sound quite nice (except the bragging, perhaps). Are we supposed to despise SAHMs who make an effort to entertain their DC in the school holidays, and if so, why? Are WOHMs equally to be despised for bringing a picnic lunch on a museum visit, or if not, why not? Which bits aren't any of us supposed to do? Is yon woman secretly a bit intimidated by mothers doing these fairly innocuous things, to the extent that she has to slag them off in an article? Maybe she should put her pen down and go and watch some butterflies hatching for a change. It's quite therapeutic.

Shockers Sat 19-Jul-14 17:44:03

She's just so lazy. Those dull stereotypes will have taken moments to cobble together.

Nevertriedapickledegg Sat 19-Jul-14 17:44:58

Fruit kebabs: chopped fruit, skewered. My DC love them and it's a great way of getting them to eat lots of fruit.

No idea about the veg animals and certainly no schedule (but may have one or two Cath Kidson items!!! Am I bad? blush

TheIronGnome Sat 19-Jul-14 17:45:27

I think she sounds great!

Groovee Sat 19-Jul-14 17:45:33

I'm the lazy fat mum then? Silly woman, she forgot the working mum who has around 3 nannies to cover everything so she doesn't have to.

dawndonnaagain Sat 19-Jul-14 17:48:52

Katie, do fuck off dear.

CrocsAreJustPlainUgly Sat 19-Jul-14 17:49:08

Totally forgot about them kebabs haha makes mutch more sense then bread and fruit lol!

Igggi Sat 19-Jul-14 17:49:13

Apotnoodle - you mean when the government send round free nannies to mind your dcs? (If only). It's a combination of tak

Igggi Sat 19-Jul-14 17:49:45

..taking annual leave, calling on gps if poss, and paid for holiday camp things.

Aeroflotgirl Sat 19-Jul-14 17:50:14

That's not me then!

Bifauxnen Sat 19-Jul-14 17:50:32

I'd have to put more work in to achieve lazy mum status. Teen dd would recognise a lot of things from the 'child of the 70's' thread. blush

starlight1234 Sat 19-Jul-14 17:51:02

ohh fruit kebabs is a fave of my son..yes fruit on skewers...Great way to encourage him to eat fruit...however our trips out will be an easy peel orange and a Haven character lunchbox.

I have no interest in the woman but she clearly doesn't say what she does for her kids...Oh yes nothing.

scottishmummy Sat 19-Jul-14 17:51:30

Haha Kate has hit nail on head,that shiny faced,packed lunch jolly hockey stick mum
The Same mum hangs out in whats for kids tea threads to chirrup!teriyaki chicken,crudités,hummus

BlackeyedSusan Sat 19-Jul-14 17:51:40

veg animals... you need to google bento boxes... it is, errm, quite entertaining in a peculiar way.

APotNoodleandaTommy Sat 19-Jul-14 17:52:35

Hmmm well that'll be interesting given husband's not allowed to take annual leave at certain times, and that we have no grandparents within 150 miles

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