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Aibu to want to be the mum from outnumbered?

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WhereTheFuckIsMyFuckingCoat Mon 09-Jan-17 12:37:43

I realise that her children are pretty out of control, her husband is a bit useless and she seems a little disorganised, but I love her house, and she seems to have a pretty good work/life balance. She also seems to manage to keep her weight down while drinking red wine every day and eating normal food. She also looks pretty young for her age. Aibu to want to be her??

FizzBombBathTime Mon 09-Jan-17 12:40:06

YANBU... But I bet there is things about you she would be jealous of-give yourself a break

WhereTheFuckIsMyFuckingCoat Mon 09-Jan-17 12:41:42

I doubt it. Maybe my hair is thicker than hers I suppose.

OohhItsNotHoxton Mon 09-Jan-17 12:42:13

But imagine having her sister. And the heartbreak of Dad's dementia sad

NapQueen Mon 09-Jan-17 12:42:26

Their messy house always makes me feel ok about mine!

She would almost certainly be a MNer

Karen makes me laugh so hard.

WhereTheFuckIsMyFuckingCoat Mon 09-Jan-17 12:44:25

Her dad makes me sad, and her sister makes me grateful for mine.

I think the mess in her house is organised chaos, whilst mine is just chaos!

DJBaggySmalls Mon 09-Jan-17 12:45:18

They keep the garden nice without any apparent effort. I'd love to know her secret.

yoowhoo Mon 09-Jan-17 12:48:09

Is it back on? I love that programme. She mentions mumsnet in the first series I believe!

Mia1415 Mon 09-Jan-17 12:48:16

No YANBU! I want to be her too. I'd love that crazy family life (and a DH)

Gentlelope Mon 09-Jan-17 12:50:42

Eugh. A resounding no. I know it's popular but I find it the least funny programme in the whole world.

LuciaInFurs Mon 09-Jan-17 12:50:53

Yanbu. I'm 25 and childless and would switch lives with her in a heartbeat.

WhereTheFuckIsMyFuckingCoat Mon 09-Jan-17 12:52:08

I'm watching the box set again. I have a dh and four dcs but I always feel woefully inadequate when I watch it.

BIgBagofJelly Mon 09-Jan-17 12:52:23

YANBU, I love that show and love her!

witsender Mon 09-Jan-17 12:52:45

I love it, but the recent one with the car crash and disabled lady was seriously uncool.

BertrandRussell Mon 09-Jan-17 12:53:00

I would like her hair.

DesolateWaist Mon 09-Jan-17 12:55:57

But they must be in a mountain of debt though. How can they afford that house, in London on their wages.

Daisyfrumps Mon 09-Jan-17 12:56:12

but the recent one with the car crash and disabled lady was seriously uncool.

How so?

WhereTheFuckIsMyFuckingCoat Mon 09-Jan-17 12:56:21

Funnily enough, I think her hair is the only single thing I don't envy.

FizzBombBathTime Mon 09-Jan-17 12:57:28

Where she's married to that goon though, bugger that eh wink

ladymariner Mon 09-Jan-17 12:58:26

I can't bear her, she absolutely infuriates me! Each to their own grin

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Mon 09-Jan-17 12:59:37

Really? She's so down trodden and unfulfilled.

SirChenjin Mon 09-Jan-17 13:00:02

I do love that show, simply because it reminds me of my family - chaotic house, head in the clouds husband, daft kids, and SIL with no kids who doesn't work but who Knows Everything about juggling children and work whilst writing books that no-one will read ("it's not a book, it's a portal" sums her up).

OTOH, there is no way a teacher's salary and her very p/t whatever it is she does job would allow them that lifestyle and house, so it's a bit unrealistic.

Servicesupportforall Mon 09-Jan-17 13:04:42

Have loved it from the first episode but it just got better and better as kids aged.

Loved the Christmas special.

I have that sister sad

VintagePerfumista Mon 09-Jan-17 13:05:18

God no, she's pathetic.

He is actually much better.

And the whole thing should have stopped once the dreadful kids stopped being cutesy. Funnily enough, the least cutesy one (Jake) is now holding his own, but Karen and Ben make Ginny Weasley look like Meryl Streep.

This year's Christmas "special" was a cringefest. It was embarrassing to watch.

NerrSnerr Mon 09-Jan-17 13:09:47

Is their house messy? Eek. I always assume they bought the house pre-children when houses were cheaper.

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