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AIBU to think this mum was attention seeking?

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Sisinisawa Thu 28-Sep-17 22:06:49

I arrived early for the school run today so sat in the car waiting like everyone else.

Well, everyone except a mum, new to the school this year, who got out of her car, opened the boot, took out a hula hoop and started writhing around with it doing some form of exercise/dance. On the pavement.

I mean, WTAF?

Who does that?

What say you Mumsnet? Attention-seeking or mad as a box of frogs?

Tomorrowillbeachicken Thu 28-Sep-17 22:08:02

Very odd

hiyasminitsme Thu 28-Sep-17 22:08:21

Attention-seeking or mad as a box of frogs

both, surely

boredofmyoldname Thu 28-Sep-17 22:08:38

Tbh I'm just impressed she has the confidence/ability/energy to hula a hoop in the street before 9am! grin

minesapintofwine Thu 28-Sep-17 22:10:00

Could she have been doing it for a young child? Though it's far more energy and confidence than I'd have. She may be crackers or just loads of fun or very confident. I'd probably have a giggle and tell other people but live and let live.

CorbynsBumFlannel Thu 28-Sep-17 22:10:27

I would suspect mental health issues to be frank.

MaudAndOtherPoems Thu 28-Sep-17 22:11:03

Or recruiting for her exercise class, starting next week in a church hall near you?

ChinaRose Thu 28-Sep-17 22:11:56

Attention seeking but also probably very fit and healthy. Better than sitting in your car spying tbh.

OhtoblazeswithElvira Thu 28-Sep-17 22:16:02

I have done similar, (can't hoola hoop to save my life) but with a skipping rope blush It never occurred to me that people would notice, care or have an opinion.

In my defence I have a very sedentary job and I need to burn energy. Also I couldn't do what you say (sit in a car waiting ). I get very restless waiting and have to do something physical.

lozzylizzy Thu 28-Sep-17 22:18:39

I'm jealous! I wish I could hula like that - if I could I would do it anywhere too when I were bored!

orangeowls Thu 28-Sep-17 22:19:43

That’s hilarious, I am in admiration of her energy levels grin

LinaBo Thu 28-Sep-17 22:21:17

Maybe she was playing truth or dare with the children in the car? grin

Madbum Thu 28-Sep-17 22:21:35

Hahaha how wankily cringey of her

washingmachinefastwash Thu 28-Sep-17 22:22:01

I wish I had the motivation to do this. I can’t even be arsed picking up the TV remote.

Bluelonerose Thu 28-Sep-17 22:23:05

Conversation starter??

Ide be dying to ask if she could teach me grin

EasterRobin Thu 28-Sep-17 22:23:57

Sounds much more fun than sitting in a car.

GU24Mum Thu 28-Sep-17 22:24:35

Perhaps she's at home telling her family that even when she hula hooped outside the car at pick-up time no-one spoke to her so how is she ever going to settle in?!?

TansyVioletta Thu 28-Sep-17 22:25:25

CorbynsBumFlannel grin

Gazelda Thu 28-Sep-17 22:26:27

You’ve got to go one better tomorrow. Pull out your hula hoop, then set it on fire! 🔥
Or grab your yoga mat and do some stretches on the pavement.
Or wire up a nespresso to your cigarette lighter and sell coffees to passing parents.
This could be a whole new level of bossing the school run.

isitme88 Thu 28-Sep-17 22:27:20

Mental health problems. I have experienced this before with a mum at school. I worked there. She had a diagnosed MH problem. She used to do things similar to this

Ninjakittysmells Thu 28-Sep-17 22:28:11

This is hilarious! I can imagine one of our school mums doing this, please report back on what she does at tomorrow's pick up. Perhaps she has a whole circus routine going culuminating in her jumping through a firey ring to collect her offspring?!

Gemini69 Thu 28-Sep-17 22:29:33

tomorrow... take a bucket of water... just to clean your windscreen... whilst You wait.. grin if it 'accidentally' hits said hulahooper... my oh my ooops hmm

murmuration Thu 28-Sep-17 22:34:41

Gazelda, I'm now imagining a whole circus-worth of parents trying to outdo each in the AM. It'd be brilliant!

Mittens1969 Thu 28-Sep-17 22:34:44

Hmmm, quite strange, why would she do it on the pavement?? I'm reluctant to diagnose MH problems on an anonymous forum, but I'm inclined to agree that it's a definite possibility.

Italiangreyhound Thu 28-Sep-17 22:37:30

Lovely, individual, unique, amazing, she sounds. Why not befriend her.

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