Total Martyrs - Xmas / A&E / Black Friday(12 Posts)
I think it must be PMT but had a build up of cases recently where people have been making out they're oh so hard done by, the first takes the biscuit but the others are annoying. If anything I've given you a first class menu idea for fussy eaters.
Ex H bought DC back and for some reason whilst he was there, eldest DC says I know Dad pays Santa every year, then he gets it from a list. Good on eldest DC for playing along for youngest DC. Dad is going to take us to 'x' which happens to be the most popular place to see Santa. We're going to play 'y' whilst in the queues. I've found the allure of Santa was at its finest the younger DC were, where last time eldest figured they weren't really on a train and a curtain was just moving round and round. TBH I think youngest DC will catch on they're not in lap land. When eldest DC was younger ex H had a career change funded by myself so it wasn't always as it is now, he insists on say eldest DC getting laptop and desk layout for his room. Whilst youngest gets the Lego sets instead of using the 5 tonne of Lego we have to build their version of whatever is the latest toy. I just didn't feel like arguing the same point so dropped it with a sarcastic isn't Daddy great.
I was in A&E at silly ok clock by myself, a school Mum was there too, we got talking and her DC had a cough, she decided at 1am to go to A&E as it was keeping her awake, linctus just wasn't working. From what I gather it was just the result of sniffles, but the DC got the badge, certificate and lolly pop for being brave. I was out of action a week, when I next did the school run I checked in, other parents were going about bravery and how bad it was. Mum was pretty much glaring at me as I looked puzzled. She'd fed them this heroics story but just to call it her DC's cough in front of them as it wasn't to be spoke about. She was out the door between 3am & 4am, said DC was tearing about like nothing much was wrong apart from the odd cough. The pudding was so over egged Sainsbury's had a shortage.
I heard my ultimate first world problem, a Mum who likes to get her family the best presents, how she won't be here Friday as she has to sit by Amazon all day in case she misses any amazing deals. How did we cope before Black Friday? How do very annoying school kicking out time for her DC coincides with the turning of an hour, as Amazon will save all the best deals till then to piss off us school Mum's. Thank goodness for another parent taking over. We should all get rotas just in case, or maybe if that obsessed sit on our phones, but they don't update as quick as pressing F5 a hundred times.
The one time I bought into it I recall a Lightning Deal on some electronic, which everyone pressed buy at the hour, regardless of whether it was Love Honey's finest or a 32 inch TV. Then you joined a waiting list for another hour as some must have clicked at the speed of lightning! (No pun intended!) One time a teas maid might be handy!
Don't start me on the Dad who is literally taking his DC to lap land (should School say yes) for 4 days, how it's far more educational than school could ever be, with travelling, a shit tonne of real snow and different cuisines. (Fish Fingers made with real actual flaked fish on a bed of pomme purée & seasonal veg Birds Eye Mums need to up their game!)
In my sleep deprived state I must be completly missing the point.
Can’t see what is that list is supposed to be unreasonable?
I'll ask for it to be taken down.
I'm just awake, sleep deprived, my brain needs a rewire or something. Call it first world problems, where everything is a catastrophe. Although there was the guy who came up with the quote about adult life accumulating to be the full catastrophe. I need more coffee.
It was meant to be people taking the biscuit when there's people on here at least in the last few weeks who have literally gone through the mill.
Ok let me try and summarise
Your ex DH booked a santa trip for DC. You think he buys them too many swanky presents and DC don't believe in santa any more anyway so you pissed on their chips by saying sarcastically isn't Daddy great. Although that was restrained apparently.
Woman in a and e you thought making a fuss over nothing about her DD. Got pissed off you when you minimised in front of others.
Another woman staying in to watch black Friday deals and getting another mum to pick her DC. You think this is ridiculous.
Another dad is taking his DC to Lapland and saying it's ok to take out of school as it's educational although you sneer as they'all just be eating posh fish fingers to make you feel bad.
You class all the above as people being martyrs / making out their life is a catastrophe.
[Not sure how Lapland and Santa trip fall into that category]. The worst is your ex DH
You sound a bit stressed OP. Perhaps try to get some sleep?
Sounds like you are having a rough time. I understand how irritated you are with your ex- is he a bit of a Disney dad?
And yes, lots of people use A&E unnecessarily. Of course, we don’t really know which ones they are!
Try and let it all wash over you- you can’t change other people, you can only change how you react to them!
I got it op! It wasn’t rocket science either. Mumsnet is a strange place at times. Bit lacking on the humour front sometimes
Deep breaths, and gin
It isn't rocket science no but fuck me what a long and boring whinge.
Very confusing. Thanks for the explanation everyone. Yes, you don’t sound very happy. Maybe just sleep deprived. Maybe start a more productive thread?
So the ex is a Disney dad?
A woman you know took her kid to A and E because they had a sodding cough? (Yes, I'd find this really annoying too)
And your school is populated with Mums who don't realise that Black Friday is just about clearing out the shit that no one wants?
Enjoy your rant.
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