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BonsoirAnna Wed 02-Sep-09 15:11:08

at the fact that the DSSs' mother is begging telling them to go home to keep the new au pair company?

We did warn her that a 12 year old and a 14 year old didn't actually need an au pair...

dingdong05 Thu 03-Sep-09 11:09:41

ok, can't work it out... what's a DSSs' mother?

lol at them keeping the au pair company

MissSunny Thu 03-Sep-09 11:11:47

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BitOfFun Thu 03-Sep-09 11:13:04

YABU, and a bit smug. But it is odd that they are being asked to look after her rather than the other way round. I sort of agree that they don't need an au pair, but perhaps they need some adult supervision, and constructive things to keep them busy? MN has been full of tales these holidays about children fending for themselves who end up imposing on the kindness of neighbours and friends' parents, and making a thorough nuisance of themselves.

PinkTulips Thu 03-Sep-09 11:13:11

dear step sons, her dp/dh's ex wife/partner smile

bless, the poor girl must be bored out of her mind with only two teenage boys to interact with all day

MrsKarlKennedy Thu 03-Sep-09 11:20:59

I'm lost...someone help me smile

Rubyrubyruby Thu 03-Sep-09 11:24:11

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MrsKarlKennedy Thu 03-Sep-09 11:25:54

Thanks Rubyrubyruby....but I meant what thread are you talking about - I think I missed it and want to be nosy and join in grin

MrsKarlKennedy Thu 03-Sep-09 11:26:54

Or am I stupid? (Have a horrible sinking feeling I am sad

Rubyrubyruby Thu 03-Sep-09 11:27:06

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MrsKarlKennedy Thu 03-Sep-09 11:28:04

Oh God I need some coffee or valium....As you were...I am an idiot grin

Rubyrubyruby Thu 03-Sep-09 11:29:14

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Rubyrubyruby Thu 03-Sep-09 11:30:03

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MrsKarlKennedy Thu 03-Sep-09 11:33:21

I think I might have got away with it....If the damn kids didn't keep waking me up at the crack of dawn I'd be able to read properly.

claw3 Thu 03-Sep-09 11:34:56

Havent got a clue what you are talking about, so i will guess, definitely YABU maybe.

talbot Thu 03-Sep-09 12:37:57

Well I have no idea about their arrangements but if I worked and lived in a city then I wouldn't want my 12 and 14 year olds always being left on their own after school and for the duration of the holidays. If I were a single mum I could probably do with a bit of help wth the cooking / housework etcalso so YABU.

BonsoirAnna Sat 05-Sep-09 10:05:35

She has a daily cleaner already.

loobylu3 Sat 05-Sep-09 10:18:54

I don't really understand either! I am presuming that she works and wants someone responsible to keep an eye on the children after school, cook tea, help with their laundry.

pleasechange Sat 05-Sep-09 10:31:54

a daily cleaner OMG - I would love one of those. That must cost a fortune

VinegarTits Sat 05-Sep-09 10:36:01

Maybe the cleaner could keep the Au Pair company

Tryharder Sat 05-Sep-09 10:46:43

If she's out of the house a lot I don't think it's unreasonable for her to have an aupair to make sure the boys are alright - not necessary "look after" but just make sure they aren't burning the house down, that they are eating properly that sort of thing. If she can afford it, why not?

Having worked as an aupair back in the day, I am sure that the au pair would be quite happy with her own company!

BonsoirAnna Sat 05-Sep-09 13:39:22

Au pair is just babysitting - she has no cleaning/laundry duties and doesn't eat with the family.

skihorse Sat 05-Sep-09 16:55:16

Tbh, you need to stop worrying about the au pair and start worrying about why you continuously feel the need to look down on your husband's ex-wife.

BonsoirAnna Sat 05-Sep-09 21:58:43

I know - because she's a crap mother and we have to pick up all the pieces smile

thedolly Sat 05-Sep-09 22:04:20

The fact that she got an au pair suggests she's trying - give her a break.

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