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AIBU mumsnet 100 years ago

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Dippydippydora Fri 03-Nov-17 12:34:48

What would women be writing on here 100 years ago? What would have been their AIBU?
"I spend all morning whitening the step and my fucker of a DH comes back from the mine and treads coal dust all over it. AIBU to stop doing it, what would the neighbours think of me"
"I am fed up of doing the washing on a Monday especially when the weather is bad. AIBU to do it on a Wednesday instead"

MrsScareface2 Fri 03-Nov-17 12:37:07

I'm pregnant...AGAIN number 13 this will be.... 'd'h spends his wage packet down the pack horse every friday. I seriously can't cope with the kids I have

No judging please but aibu to think I just can't have this baby sad oh but hold on I have no safe sterile way to choose to end this pregnancy so I guess it's baby #13 or be butchered by Mrs Greeves down the road gin

brasty Fri 03-Nov-17 12:37:31

AIBU in wanting women to have the vote?

TorNayDoh Fri 03-Nov-17 12:39:36

100 years ago in the UK, most of the men would be off fighting World War I, so it would be more "I accidentally got given double rations at the shop today, AIBU to keep it?". "How do I make 12 ounces of bacon last all week and feel a family of four?" "AIBU to serve MIL acorn coffee?"

brasty Fri 03-Nov-17 12:40:02

DH and I have had a disabled child (not language that would have been used). GP keeps saying we should put our child in an institution, and it would be better for everyone. AIBU in refusing to do this? Everyone keeps saying I am.

Dippydippydora Fri 03-Nov-17 12:41:07

Yes it would be of course WW1
On a serous note being a working class women must have been bloody hard work you had the men off to war and all the work on top

brasty Fri 03-Nov-17 12:41:09

My DH is home on leave. AIBU to send my children to my mums so I can look after my DH properly?

Dippydippydora Fri 03-Nov-17 12:41:42

Also no welfare state, no NHS how did they bloody do it?

brasty Fri 03-Nov-17 12:41:50

My 60 year old Uncle is a bit gay (had a different meaning then). AIBU to think this is harmless?

Dippydippydora Fri 03-Nov-17 12:42:41

Brasty that must have been heartbreaking. It was put your kid in the institution or cope yourselves and receive no help whatsoever

brasty Fri 03-Nov-17 12:42:46

I actually have a problem page book from the 20s, It is fairly sensible. But full of more serious problems than is usual in AIBU MN.

brasty Fri 03-Nov-17 12:45:08

Dippy Yes very difficult. No DLA or practical help at all. And before the NHS, no help for any medical problems. Life was much harder for some people in the past.

Lweji Fri 03-Nov-17 12:45:56

AIBU to want this fucking WW to end?

Maudlinmaud Fri 03-Nov-17 12:46:22

Having looked back at our family household return census circa 1901 and 1911 I probably would have been able to read mumsnet but not write a post.

VanillaSugar Fri 03-Nov-17 12:47:04

My DD is nearly 20 and wastes her life campaigning for votes for women. AIBU to demand that she marries our nice local vicar (he's 50 years old) otherwise we'll cut her off without a penny?

deckoff Fri 03-Nov-17 12:48:28

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Gasp0deTheW0nderD0g Fri 03-Nov-17 12:48:43

I am working in a munitions factory. It's great! I have my own money and company during the day. My mum looks after the kids for me. AIBU to think how great it would be to keep the job when the men come home at the end of the war? Obviously IABU because the men will need jobs as they are the breadwinners.

Maudlinmaud Fri 03-Nov-17 12:50:20

My mother won't let me shorten my skirts so my ankle is showing. Aibu or does she need to move with the times.

Archfarchnad Fri 03-Nov-17 12:53:01

Based on our real family history from the early 20th Century:

My married DD died tragically a few weeks ago when she drowned in the water butt outside their house. Her 8yo DD found her. My feckless son-in-law has now buggered off and left four kids of 10 and under in the house by themselves. I can't take them on - I'm already bringing up DD's illegitimate son as my own and the rest of my house is filled with lodgers. The kids have now been taken to the workhouse: AIBU to leave them there until they're 14 and go out to work down the mines? I went into service myself at that age. At least they'll get fed there.

0ccamsRazor Fri 03-Nov-17 12:53:51

Aibu to send my youngest down ta mine with the rest of his siblings, he is 5 and desparatly wants to join them and their father. I am sure that he will be fine sitting in the dark dank shaft making sure that the presure doors are closed behind the miners. He is rather on the small side and has to wear calipers for his rickets. Do you think that he will be ok?

DunkMeInTomatoSoup Fri 03-Nov-17 12:57:19

If an obvious disability, the chances are the midwife would have discretely smothered it at birth and told you it was stillborn.

wanderings Fri 03-Nov-17 12:57:29

AIBU to think that children running around blindfolded is dangerous? They all keep wanting to play blind man's buff in the nursery, should I instruct Nanny to take a slipper to them if she catches them playing this game?

Maudlinmaud Fri 03-Nov-17 13:02:47

Dunk that is bloody horrible. I was reading something a while ago about the superstitions in Ireland around fairies. Children with disabilities where often thought of as changelings.

Lethaldrizzle Fri 03-Nov-17 13:04:45

Nearly got knocked off my bike today by one of those new fangled automobiles! God the people who drive them are soooo entitled!

Bucketsandspoons Fri 03-Nov-17 13:11:51

The scullery maid has actually come upstairs and whined to me that the cook hit her and told her that she's done a rubbish job on the pots. Obviously NBU to take cook's side but WIBU to give the wretched girl one more chance instead of sending her packing? I know, I know, she's an entitled little madam and will probably be nothing but trouble (upstairs I tell you! on the carpets!!) but staff so difficult to find with this war.

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