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To dislike people condemning adults having fun

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brasty Sat 13-May-17 19:51:31

What I mean by this is those who condemn adults having fun without children. For example, condemning a group of adults making a big deal out of Christmas when there are no kids involved. Or condemning adults enjoying theme parks with no teenagers in tow. Or condemning adults enjoying Disneyland with no kids.

I am not personally into all of the activities I have named, but you don't need kids with you to enjoy yourself. If adults enjoy these kind of things, then let them enjoy them and don't look down your nose at them.

DollyMcDolly Sat 13-May-17 19:52:11


user1493022461 Sat 13-May-17 19:52:59

Totally agree. I don't really get the Disney thing, but its not for me to get, is it? If they like it, what is it to anyone else?

The idea that you can't do fun shit because you;re over a certain age; fuck that for a lark.

StickThatInYourPipe Sat 13-May-17 19:53:24

I love all those things! YANBU

CrispyBathTowel Sat 13-May-17 19:55:23

I've never come across anyone who does condemn adults for this. Where did you encounter this?

I find people who start a Christmas countdown in February mildly tiresome but I just pay no attention and the ones I know that do it have children so it's irrelevant to me if they have kids or not.

HildaOg Sat 13-May-17 19:55:27

Some people will complain about anything... The weather too cold/hot/wet/dry. The car you're driving is too new/old/cheap/expensive. You're a terrible mother because you work/stay at home. You're a disgrace for being a single parent, even worse for dating.

The same people will complain about adults having fun because it's something to complain about. They'll also complain if you bring your kids anywhere.

Sparklingbrook Sat 13-May-17 19:56:56

I silently judge. grin But each to their own.

brasty Sat 13-May-17 19:57:46

crispybathtowel All the time on MN

farfarawayfromhome Sat 13-May-17 19:58:49

I'd love to see some examples of the judging OP.

SunshineDeLaSoul Sat 13-May-17 19:59:08

Is this about the birthday thread? A TAAT?

Sparklingbrook Sat 13-May-17 19:59:32

Is this a TAAT ie the adult birthday one?

redexpat Sat 13-May-17 19:59:56

Add jumping on a trampoline to that list.

Miserable fuckers.

brasty Sat 13-May-17 19:59:58

No I haven't seen that one Sunshine. This is based on lots and lots of threads on MN

SunshineDeLaSoul Sat 13-May-17 20:00:07

grin sparkles

PhoenixJasmine Sat 13-May-17 20:00:22

Condemn? In what way? Condemn to what? That's quite a strong term!

I have never seen anyone say that kind of thing and I am on here a lot!

So I will say YWNBU if it were true. Which I don't think it is.

Sparklingbrook Sat 13-May-17 20:01:21

Everyone's idea of fun for adults is different.

Biscusting Sat 13-May-17 20:01:25

I've never known anyone to judge this behaviour, but if I did I would assume they were jealous.

I'd fucking love to go a theme park sans kids with DH and get pissed.

MissionItsPossible Sat 13-May-17 20:02:42

Well sparkling has admitted to it (albeit silently grin) so that's at least one example

Sparklingbrook Sat 13-May-17 20:03:04


Sparklingbrook Sat 13-May-17 20:03:57

Oh and I am not in the least bit jealous. I have been to Disney. Never , ever again. Theme parks-meh.

brasty Sat 13-May-17 20:08:01

I am not bothered about theme parks either. But xmas, trampolining and other stuff that is seen for kids, I love. I even like going into Hamleys, but ONLY if without kids.

SunshineDeLaSoul Sat 13-May-17 20:09:29

I'm not jealous, I just think it's a bit odd. I hated Disney, even with kids. A day at a theme park would be my idea of hell.

FizzyGreenWater Sat 13-May-17 20:14:58

We could all do with a lot more folk appreciating that it's nice to have good clean innocent fun and it's a damn sight better than moaning, or selling arms to Saudi Arabia or parking over people's driveways or bombing Syria or being nasty about people giving their children names beginning with K.


PicardsCombOver Sat 13-May-17 20:18:13

Id rather be in Hamleys alone. My boy never gets excited and I'm like a Mexican bean. He actually says 'Yesss Mummy' like I require patience hmmgrin
Poopoo to the spoilsports.

Fragglez Sat 13-May-17 20:19:02

I read a magazine article a few years ago about a soft play centre that did adult only sessions - sounded awesome!

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