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to think the "A day in the life: Mrs Meldrum" video bear no semblance on reality?

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00100001 Mon 23-Nov-15 07:16:39

Has anyone watched this?

basically it goes - Morning! here's some BASSSETT'S MULTI VITAMINS.... look how my children never squabble. They play nicely and share with each other and other kids. They don't smoosh chocolate cake all over their pretty dresses. We all go for wholesome walks by the river without getting a spot of mud on us. And look, they go to bed without a fuss too (after arriving home at approximately 7.02pm grin)

Now, who recognises that as a typical day with two under fours???

DuchessDaisy Mon 23-Nov-15 07:25:45

You know I wondered if I was the only one thinking that!

Looking at the videos on her site - which I'm sure are heavily edited - the kids seem perfectly behaved, the husband is great, house lovely and tidied up oh so quickly, has time to go out until 3 am with friends then have a lovely relaxing day, brilliant and helpful parents other family and friends....

Hmmm must invest in some MULTI VITAMINS

SeaMagic Mon 23-Nov-15 07:35:24

God what an irritating video that is hmm

And yep, what a 'crazy little family' she has. Two smiley, perfectly behaved, clean, beautifully dressed little girls who don't say boo to a goose.

Cream carpets everywhere, perky Mum.

That's my life in a nutshell, truly. I don't need Basset's vitamins to make it any better grin

00100001 Mon 23-Nov-15 07:39:41

Maybe the bit they don't show us is the reason they need the MULTI VITAMINS, is because the only food they had all day was chocolate cake? We don't see them refusing their broccoli and peas???

MissFitt68 Mon 23-Nov-15 07:54:31

I've followed Rebecca and her family on YouTube for some time. It's NOT all perfection in her life.... Bassett sponsored ad shows what Bassett want you to see!

Rebecca and Lee show themselves as they are In Other videos. But she's naturally a upbeat ( and funny) person who likes tidyness and order.... So what? Some of us are like that

CuttedUpPear Mon 23-Nov-15 07:57:49

So are you Mrs Meldrum MissFitt68?

DuchessDaisy Mon 23-Nov-15 07:58:23

missfit is that you Mrs Mrs Meldreth?

MrEverything Mon 23-Nov-15 08:00:30

I like tidyness and order. My small children do not. sad

DuchessDaisy Mon 23-Nov-15 08:03:03

Ffs auto correct I need a vitamin.

00100001 Mon 23-Nov-15 08:03:16

mrseverything feed them BASSETT'S MULTI VITAMINS that'll sort them right out grin

DuchessDaisy Mon 23-Nov-15 08:04:48

I also dislike her oh so funny what are wives best at posts basically saying let "hubby" (quote) do sod all as he is crap at housework, disciplining kids etc

MissFitt68 Mon 23-Nov-15 08:06:59

No, but she is a mumsnetter

I find her very likeable. Her DH works offshore a fair bit so she's on her own with the girls a lot. She's often tearful,spotty and her house is a tip! Just like many of us I guess

Rightyhothen Mon 23-Nov-15 08:13:59

The littlest one always seems to have very long naps so things can get done. envy

They also manage to squeeze in breakfast, a trip to nursery and back, a play in the park, coffee, shopping and a long country walk all before I've got out of my pyjamas.

Saying that I do take it all with a pinch of salt. It is her job I suppose and noone would want to watch a video of me shouting at the kids whilst banging my head on the washing machine with egg on my jumper.

Rightyhothen Mon 23-Nov-15 08:18:23

And yes, she is likeable which is why I keep
watching.

Off to buy some BASSETTS. Those kids need Xmas presents wink

00100001 Mon 23-Nov-15 08:20:56

" no-one would want to watch a video of me shouting at the kids whilst banging my head on the washing machine with egg on my jumper."

grin

Arfarfanarf Mon 23-Nov-15 08:54:45

that's an actual person? the 'let's tidy the bedroom before we go downstairs' one?

I thought that was just an advert. Didn't realise it was supposed to be real.

She seems nice enough.

DuchessDaisy Mon 23-Nov-15 09:03:26

She has a whole Web site full of videos which are all the same showing her great family life.

sharonthewaspandthewineywall Mon 23-Nov-15 09:22:31

I couldnt give two shites, shiny or otherwise about people's family life and the mind boggles why people want to watch such inane material.
Bleurghh.

MissFitt68 Mon 23-Nov-15 09:24:48

Her latest videoc....called snovember, starts with her tired,makeup less, overslept and late for nursery. A teething baby. Very normal. She then goes on to worry about her DH facing redundancy. Her life isn't perfect at all

And florrie is taking longer naps as she's up in the night with her teething. Don't all babies teethe and nap then?

sharonthewaspandthewineywall Mon 23-Nov-15 09:26:04

Hmmm someone sounds invested....

SeaMagic Mon 23-Nov-15 09:44:24

Don't worry MissFitt Mrs Meldrum we do like the video, really we do... grin

DuchessDaisy Mon 23-Nov-15 09:46:17

missfit you talk like she is a real friend who you know so well? It's just a random on the Internet. So her life is great or stressed at times who really cares? Don't most people have enough going on in real life to worry about watching 40 min videos of an other family? hmm

SeaMagic Mon 23-Nov-15 09:50:29

But I agree Sharon, I don't quite get why people watch these videos in the first place.

Why do you follow this family on youtube MissFitt? What do you get out of watching another family have breakfast, go for a walk in the park, play in the playhouse? All perfectly coiffed and pristinely dressed, I mean it's not exactly reality tv is it.

However I might pay good money to watch Righty shouting at her kids whilst banging her head on the washing machine with egg on her jumper. That would make me feel loads better about the pile of crap on the living room floor, kid's pyjamas hanging from door handles, mountain of dirty dishes from last night's dinner and breakfast facing me this morning post school run chaos grin

MissFitt68 Mon 23-Nov-15 10:13:57

It's just vlogging...why do I watch it? Why not, it's not dissimilar to reading the drivel on mumsnet. In fact, I started to watch more vlogs when MN went down recently. Forums get a bit tired and dull.

MissFitt68 Mon 23-Nov-15 10:14:42

But if slagging off someone makes you all feel better then go for it!!

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