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To find this supermum list boring sexist twaddle

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Justmeagain78 Fri 08-Apr-16 01:53:05

Apparently there are 40 signs of a supermum http://www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/family/secrets-super-mums-revealed-how-7693441

Aibu to wonder whether there are 40 signs of a super dad or as usual it's only mums who have to read this crap?!! Maybe I'm just peeved because I could tick off about ten! grin

Justmeagain78 Fri 08-Apr-16 01:53:42

www.mirror.co.uk/lifestyle/family/secrets-super-mums-revealed-how-7693441

EverySongbirdSays Fri 08-Apr-16 02:05:03

I hate this, and I hate that posting achievements on Facebook is listed. It's this kind of bragging culture that makes a lot of women feel like they are inadequate when they are perfectly good mums.

No-one does all this shit every day, no-one.

chanice Fri 08-Apr-16 02:12:53

Some of them are the same. Bakes and cooks.
Cooks from scratch
Has uniform ready
Always irons uniform
They are the same thing, I think they ran out and just kept adding

Crabbitface Fri 08-Apr-16 02:38:28

For actual fuck's sake.

GraysAnalogy Fri 08-Apr-16 02:40:43

I hate terms like 'supermum'. Is being a good mum not enough.

TheDowagerCuntess Fri 08-Apr-16 03:09:16

The entire thing is rendered laughable by the 'brags on FB' requirement?! 😂

I hope nobody is taking this even a small bit seriously.

kickassangel Fri 08-Apr-16 03:17:33

I refuse to open the link but I'm pretty sure that it's possible to be a crap mum who irons, and a great mum who doesn't.

I grew up before the age of FB. Does that mean that every person of my age or older had crappy mums?

loosechange Fri 08-Apr-16 03:30:57

Load of shite. I do all of these except set the breakfast table the night before, look glamorous on the school run and post bragging pics on Facebook. I am sure as he'll no one would class me as perfect.

I could make a Versace outfit look second hand, and came off Facebook because it bored me.

I would class myself more as slightly (understatement) overorganised, and prefer sniggering about minor cock ups than boasting about the fact I have checked my children for headlice to prevent delousing them nightly when the buggers appear.

This is a list of "How to be an insufferably smug mother " if you do all this and make sure everyone knows it, and who gives a stuff?

Where is the perfect dad list. "How to be a perfect dad - relax you are male, ergo you are already perfect."

loosechange Fri 08-Apr-16 03:52:10

It reminds me of this advert someone linked to on a previous thread.

m.youtube.com/watch?v=hv3qPM8BLdE

KondoLisaNice Fri 08-Apr-16 04:24:24

"Lays the breakfast table, the night before" .... Fuck right off ...

BarbaraofSeville Fri 08-Apr-16 04:46:10

If I laid the breakfast table the night before, I would wake up to find one of the cats asleep in the cereal bowls well that's my excuse anyway.

ChopsticksandChilliCrab Fri 08-Apr-16 04:52:52

I managed 5. I'm glad I haven't spent my time baking or ironing. What a load of unambitious twaddle.

nooka Fri 08-Apr-16 04:59:12

Stupid list, plus people who brag about any accomplishments are really quite insufferable (except for things like running marathons and other cool stuff). I don't do most of that list, partly because my children are teenagers and if they want to do craft they definitely don't want to involve me! Plus they can organise their own social lives. Clearly supermums only have young children!

Pandora2016 Fri 08-Apr-16 08:20:47

The biggest and most depressing thing about that list is it basically implies that she doesn't have a job. Nobody can do all of that and work - I bloody couldn't.

Only stay-at-home mothers need apply.

acasualobserver Fri 08-Apr-16 08:24:26

A spokesperson for Whaoo! chocolate filled crepes, which commissioned the survey ...

AristotlesTrousers Fri 08-Apr-16 08:28:12

Fuck that shit.

It just perpetuates the myth that women are supposed to be able to multitask and do everything (usually all the menial, crap stuff that means you can't have a life outside it all), which is bollocks, and often backed up with the pseudo-science that our brains are wired differently or something. I'm glad I don't adhere to it.

NellyTimes Fri 08-Apr-16 08:29:19

They say supermum, I say smug cunt with nothing else in their life of any interest.

Mousefinkle Fri 08-Apr-16 08:31:09

So basically you're only a supermum if you're a stepford wife then hmm.

rahhhhhhhhhhh Fri 08-Apr-16 08:33:27

i tick about 2 off the list, as previously mentioned only stay at home mothers need apply! however i would love to be more organised but for me i'd need to cut down my working hours, i am lucky my mum ticks most of these boxes and helps with my two however she does make me feel slightly inadequate.

AuldYow Fri 08-Apr-16 08:33:47

What a load of shite!

I'm such a 'super mum' I've brought my 11 & 9 year old to most of those things for themselves wink

It's up to them to remember when PE day is, put clean uniforms out etc so I must be a super duper Mum grin

redshoeblueshoe Fri 08-Apr-16 08:33:50

acasual - oh yes how ironic grin
My only surprise I thought it would be the Daily Fail

Birdsgottafly Fri 08-Apr-16 08:38:21

I did most on the list, because I was Widowed.

That's what I find depressing, that once again, certain aspects, are seen as part of Mothering, rather than part of parenting.

My DH worked away from home and enjoyed reading and watching films with our children, when home (as well as all the other stuff).

There's times I'll have my GD overnight and will read to her, instead of my DD (and her DP).

Once again, a unrealistic, unfair (for both parents),list has been put together, to tell us that we're still not getting right.

They dress it up by throwing in a statement that 'Mothers should support each other more'.

That list has no credence in the UK in 2016.

BitOutOfPractice Fri 08-Apr-16 08:43:36

"Always have craft materials to hand". Really? <takes glitter on train to work>

bushtailadventures Fri 08-Apr-16 08:46:15

I don't really get it, most of the things on the list are things like trying to ensure they have reasonable manners/behave in public/actually eat food rather than dust...nothing supermum about it, just being a parent.

I did make birthday cakes from scratch, but my dc are all adults now, and you couldn't buy much beyond the caterpillar cake in the shops when they actually had birthday cakes, dgd will be eating a lot more shop bought stuff, can't be arsed anymore.

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