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To detest FAMILY day out, FAMILY meal, FAMILY fun!

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lulucappuccino Sat 27-Aug-16 17:04:49

Why do some people use the word "Family" to describe everyday activities?

I come across it on MN, Facebook and often irl.

I mean, the kind of families who do everything together anyway.

"Oh, we had a great family holiday". You never go on holiday separately and haven't for fifteen years.

"I made a really tasty pasta bake. #familymealtimes." As opposed to any other type of meal you ever have.

"We enjoy family day outs at the local arboretum."

Etc, etc.

Don't get me started on "Quality time".

I'm going to have some quality family time now, mumsnetting.

chaplin1409 Sat 27-Aug-16 17:08:07

Lol it always makes me wonder what they do the rest of the time not eat or talk to each other

ThymeForTea Sat 27-Aug-16 17:08:47

It's 'cutsey'. I dont know when it started but I hate it too.

Oysterbabe Sat 27-Aug-16 17:11:45

I guess it just means everyone in the family was there. I struggle to get worked up about terminology other people choose to use.

70isaLimitNotaTarget Sat 27-Aug-16 17:11:58

Ah, I hate "School Run"

Its taking your children to school.

I go to work, I don't do a Work Run
I go shopping, I don't do a Supermarket Run

I suppose Family Day Out for us was taking the DC out and it was just about them&us , no tedious shopping or buying clothes sneaked in. grin

WipsGlitter Sat 27-Aug-16 17:14:27

Even worse is #makingmemories. Boke.

Helmetbymidnight Sat 27-Aug-16 17:15:00

The family doth protest too much.

Or something like that.

It is phrased to make it look like you did something more fun and interesting than the thing you actually did.

Effendi Sat 27-Aug-16 17:15:48

'As a family' makes me cross. No idea why.

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Sat 27-Aug-16 17:16:58

I loathe 'my/our little family'.

Nishky Sat 27-Aug-16 17:18:29

Making memories gets on my wick too- - I saw a FB post of a photo of so someone's kids on a beach with that as the caption-you're on fucking holiday like everybody else

lulucappuccino Sat 27-Aug-16 17:19:13

Just gone on Facebook and CRINGE:

"Raining here, but I love family movie days."

Nishky Sat 27-Aug-16 17:19:26

And 'lunch at x place' #familytime #feeling blessed - give me strength

somekindofmother Sat 27-Aug-16 17:19:52

I'm totally gonna #workrun and #supermarketrun from now on....

Nishky Sat 27-Aug-16 17:20:01

It's an epidemic

Womenareliketeabags Sat 27-Aug-16 17:20:41

I hate hate hate it when you hear men saying 'sorry can't do x, I'm babysitting!'. NO NO NO your fucking responsible for YOUR children whilst your DW/DP works/goes out/whatever it maybe.

Makes me want to stab them in the eyes.

lulucappuccino Sat 27-Aug-16 17:21:08

I agree!

Feeling blessed
Family time
Our little family
As a family


Soubriquet Sat 27-Aug-16 17:21:18

I actually like family days out but I never call it that. We don't get chance to do it very often so when we do we enjoy it

hippoherostandinghere Sat 27-Aug-16 17:22:48

#makingmemories is the absolute worst. Makes me want to Puke.

lulucappuccino Sat 27-Aug-16 17:22:48

I'm just off to do the taking the recycling out run. #feelingblessed

Helmetbymidnight Sat 27-Aug-16 17:22:54

Took Ds to buy school trousers =
#familyshopping #lovemykids #blessed #meandmyboy!

Went to park with Dd (trod in dog shit) =
#summer2016, # teammummy! #best memories

Ate a choc-ice from the co-op.
#familytreat #gardenliving #lovemybubs

lulucappuccino Sat 27-Aug-16 17:23:43

God yes. Making memories.

Sweet Jesus.

BackforGood Sat 27-Aug-16 17:24:19

"Oh, we had a great family holiday". You never go on holiday separately and haven't for fifteen years.

We do. People go on school residentials, Scout camps, ski holidays, visits to other friends or relations, camping with mates, girls / lads weekend away etc.,etc.
Only one of our holidays is the 'family holiday' but there are many nights where some of the family are away without all of us being on that break.

ChicRock Sat 27-Aug-16 17:25:34

I have someone on Facebook who has just checked in to the airport for "holibobs with the famalam". I'd take hashtag 'family time' over that any day. I'm actually cringing.

JudyCoolibar Sat 27-Aug-16 17:25:50

It always makes me laugh that, when the Daily Fail wants to have a moan about something, it's always in terms of how it'll hurt families - e.g. "Falling pound hits family holidays". Will single people be magically exempt from currency fluctuations?

Lorelei76 Sat 27-Aug-16 17:26:23

Women "I hate hate hate it when you hear men saying 'sorry can't do x, I'm babysitting!'"

I always say "oh that's kind of you, friend's kids is it?"

then they sheepishly explain what they mean and I get to raise an eyebrow in utter disdain grin

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