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To think Children's Telly portrays well old fashioned stuff?

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Stroo Thu 28-Jun-07 17:00:46

All yesterday Cbeebies bleating on about hanging washing out. DS now wants to hang some washing out. Now i know it's supposedly better for the environment but it turns your towels into sandpaper and is laborious and the feminist in me refuses to hang washing out!

Also, help mummy with the cooking programmes drive me nuts! What meals do these mum's cook? - nothing that involves hot ovens, sharp knives and raw meat obviously.

Even the cbeebies house is strangely fifties looking.

what is going on?

MrMaloryTowers Thu 28-Jun-07 17:02:02

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MrsMar Thu 28-Jun-07 17:03:19

cor stroo, your electricity bills must be big? we can't afford to have our tumble dryer on all the time, wind is free!

cylonbabe Thu 28-Jun-07 17:03:29

i dont hang washing out since i got a tumble drier. which i got coz got tired of having wet laundry all the time, and a house that resembeld an old fashioned laundromat.
i do cook occasionaly, but have discovered tesco finest range of readymeals. great stuff. when i do cook, th ekids dont help. except when baking, and i have got it so the ten year old now knows how to use the oven, he bakes from start to finish!

southeastastra Thu 28-Jun-07 17:05:08

you don't hang your washing out??

meandmyflyingmachine Thu 28-Jun-07 17:11:35

The feminist in you refuses to hang out washing?


Stroo Thu 28-Jun-07 17:14:38 i don't hang washing out. I tumble dry. I never have time to hang washing out. It's a conspiracy to make us all work harder unnecessarily IMO.

The thread was supposed to be about old fashioned looking houses on telly.

That died on it's arse then.

fannyannie Thu 28-Jun-07 17:15:20

even DS2 (who'll be 4 in November) helps me cook - there are plenty of ways of letting them even when knifes and hot things are around!

And tumble drier?? Haven't had one since my Washer/Dryer died a few months ago - but hadn't actually used it for over 2yrs (the tumble drier bit that is) anyhow.

slayerette Thu 28-Jun-07 17:16:05

I love line dried washing. Just wish it would stop raining long enough for me to hang some out - line dried indoors is NOT the same.

southeastastra Thu 28-Jun-07 17:16:40

sorry stroo just first thing i picked up on

Stroo Thu 28-Jun-07 17:19:21

I'm nice really! Maybe i should start hanging washing out as it's obvious that most people still do.

Still think it makes towels stiff though!

DSs help make sandwiches etc. but it's the unrealistic (IMO) portrayal of kids in weird houses on telly i was thinking about today.

meandmyflyingmachine Thu 28-Jun-07 17:20:53

Blimey. I must be old fashioned...

Dinosaur Thu 28-Jun-07 17:22:45

Hanging out washing is not a Feminist Issue...

meandmyflyingmachine Thu 28-Jun-07 17:24:43

And what about "help muumy with the cooking". IME they are scrupulous about the gender thing on children's television these days. I think you are betraying your own gender stereotyping there...

Marne Thu 28-Jun-07 17:25:40

We hang washing out on sunny days and use tumble dryer on wet days.

I cook with my children, my mum taught me how to cook and i will teach mine to cook

hatrick Thu 28-Jun-07 17:29:02

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Stroo Thu 28-Jun-07 17:35:57

Erm................i think this thread's gone a bit haywire!

My kids help me to make sarnies etc. and they are always to be seen in nice well laundered clothes.

Does noone else here think that kid's TV makes out family life to be a bit weird?

Must be just me. And that's okay. They don't portray much i can relate to when they do their real life bumpf.

Deffo just me.

Snaf Thu 28-Jun-07 17:36:20

It's just you

FluffyMummy123 Thu 28-Jun-07 17:37:45

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VoluptuaGoodshag Thu 28-Jun-07 17:43:40

What would you prefer? That TV shows a delivery appearing from Tesco with ready meals that you stick in the microwave and that washing is only ever put in the tumble drier.

I really am that people do NOT find this normal. My DH will gladly hang out a washing (without even being asked) so it's not a feminist issue. I'd rather TV portrayed things as old fashioned in the hope that my kids aspire to that rather than modern life where the environment means sod all, and all food magically appears without having to be made.

OrmIrian Thu 28-Jun-07 17:44:14

Not noticed it really.

Stroo Thu 28-Jun-07 21:22:39



Stroo Thu 28-Jun-07 21:23:59

rolledhedgehog Fri 29-Jun-07 08:26:02

Hanging out washing is not a feminist issue, its an environmental issue and teaching kids to cook is also not a feminist issue, its a health issue.

brimfull Fri 29-Jun-07 08:30:27

What is old fashioned about hanging your washing out and cooking a meal fgs.
Ready meals are crap for old fashioned.
Tumble dryers are great for rainy days but a waste on dry days.

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