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To let unrealistic Post Natal thread names get on my wick

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SirJimmySeville Mon 28-Jul-08 14:54:15

(I suspect I am being irrational, but here goes...)

Have deliberately not joined a PN thread for exactly this competitive parental comparing. However, when they pop in Active convos, I inwardly grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

JUL 08 - Gosh now they're sitting up!!

JUN 08 - Choking down the solids

NOV 07 - Reading Tolstoy already

You know what I'm saying, like?

Shitehawk Mon 28-Jul-08 14:55:57

I hide the topics.

Much, much less painful that way.

Oblomov Mon 28-Jul-08 14:57:34

Had it ever occured to you, that they are a bit tongue in cheek, and not competitive at all ?
I don't know that, becasue I have never been on one, but surely they are nice ?

scorpio1 Mon 28-Jul-08 14:58:49

i like my pn thread, we are not competitive.

Gateau Mon 28-Jul-08 14:59:11

I agree; it's REALLY boring. I mean, who do they think is interested? It's just about as bad as the 'nicknames' thread on here. "What nicknames do you call your LOs." barf!! I mean, who the feck wants to know?
The stories about the funny things babies/toddlers/kids do are much better.
The RL postnatal conversations are much worse, though. At least the teller can't see your eyes glaze over on MN.

kiskidee Mon 28-Jul-08 15:00:31

has it occurred to you that if you are reading other people's PN threads then you are spending way too much time on MN?

i figure they are largely for the same people from the antenatal threads just happy to stay together and chat about babies since most people IRL will just glaze over.

kittywise Mon 28-Jul-08 15:01:15

But they're not writing them for anyone else. They are for the group sharing experiences of babies of that age.

Turniphead1 Mon 28-Jul-08 15:01:36

SirJimmy - YABU. it's the heat. It's making us all a bit cross.

I kind of know what you mean, but I think it is tongue in cheek and it's to liven up the otherwise dull April 07 babies I guess.

Gateau Mon 28-Jul-08 15:02:30

Probably kisidee. But if the Op is irritated by it, then she's irritated by it. That's her point.

BouncingTurtle Mon 28-Jul-08 15:02:42

YABU - don't read them, if you find them annoying.

Miserable old grump.

<< runs off to start a new PN thread -
Dec 07 : What will be the first word, Mama, Dada or Antidisestablishmentarinism?>>


SirJimmySeville Mon 28-Jul-08 15:03:04

No, actually it hadn't remotely occurred to me that they were tongue in cheek.

Yes, yes, yes I know they are friendly supportive places and probably not that competitive on the thread innards etc.

And I know, I am almost certainly BU, but just wondered if anyone shared my (possibly deranged) view too. That's why I posted here.

Oblomov Mon 28-Jul-08 15:03:39

Gateau, what a load of tosh.
Of course it is boring. To eveyone else in the world apart from those ladies that are on those threads.
I mean I am on an antenatal one, now. Hopefully once our babies are born, I will continue to be on A PN one, with the ladies , that I have so enjoyed their company. And we will still have alot in common.
but I am sure these threads are f**k boring, to everyone, other than those tht have given birth in the same month.
YOU are not supposed to read them.

SirJimmySeville Mon 28-Jul-08 15:05:22

Oh and I don't read them, that's the point. I occasionally see the thread titles and think - huh!??!!??

cheesesarnie Mon 28-Jul-08 15:05:43

i dont think theyre is one for my 2.5 the youngest is already past itgrin

SheikYerbouti Mon 28-Jul-08 15:06:45

Shitehawk stole my name. shock

That's all you need to know, folks.

If you don;t like a thread, why not hide it/ I don;t see PH threads, tis bliss.

It's easy, see?

Oblomov Mon 28-Jul-08 15:07:12

Even to an outsider, the Tolstoy one makes me laff.
Like the advert, I assume.

MrsBadger Mon 28-Jul-08 15:07:40

YABU - hide the whole topic like I do

Personally I found the antenatal threads full of people whose only thing in common was having had a shag within four weeks of each other.

crazymummy84 Mon 28-Jul-08 15:07:42

If you dont like it, dont friggin read it. No-one is forcing you. What right have you to say these people can't announce how proud they are of their LO's. YAB Very U.

SheikYerbouti Mon 28-Jul-08 15:09:17

Snigger at Mrs B. So true!

Hise hide hide! That's my sage advice to you, my plumptious

Gateau Mon 28-Jul-08 15:10:54

YOU are talking a lot of tosh, Oblomov, since you're not a postnatal yet. SO don;t come the high and mighty - and be rude - about something you haven't experienced.
And for your information, I don't read them on here. I am talking about the RL convos, as I've been party to them. Get your facts right before spouting.

Oblomov Mon 28-Jul-08 15:13:39

I have viewed them Gateau. I am entiteled to.
Because this is my second child. So check your facts aswell.

EffiePerine Mon 28-Jul-08 15:14:53

surely the point is that the people on your ante/postnatal threads are the ONLY ones who care about your pg/young baby minutiae?

You should be thankful we're not clogging up the main boards with this stuff

hang on...

SheikYerbouti Mon 28-Jul-08 15:16:57

Look, lets not get inot this now (again)

If you don;t like them HIDE THE FARKING TOPIC AND SHUT UP.

Shitehawk Mon 28-Jul-08 15:17:07

Stole your name, Sheiky? Noooooo, not me.

Gah, some people are just poor losers wink

Oblomov Mon 28-Jul-08 15:18:13

Of course they are very boring to those that are not on them. Obviously. Just hide them.

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