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Or rather is bolshy daughter? She says MN is for bored mothers whinging about their children...

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duchesse Mon 21-Sep-09 17:46:54

ps: I'm NOT bored at the moment!

duchesse Mon 21-Sep-09 17:47:24

She's 14 btw.

BitOfFun Mon 21-Sep-09 17:48:12

Of course it is- that's why it's fun!

brightwell Mon 21-Sep-09 17:48:54

if only she understood the joys of mn. Tell her it's something she'll appreciate when she's a grown up.

MrsVik Mon 21-Sep-09 17:49:03

She is BVVU!!! People don't only whinge about their kids! They whinge about all kinds of other things too.


FlamingoDuBeke Mon 21-Sep-09 17:49:04

She's right.

In what way would you be being unreasonable? Do you disagree?

duchesse Mon 21-Sep-09 17:49:57

running commentary from my elbow- "OMG, who is that sad person who's already said something?"

She MEANT to be scribing for me, not assassinating my character...

["you haven't got a character, mother!]

I LURVE being the mother of teenagers...

fruitshootsandheaves Mon 21-Sep-09 17:50:58

my DD calls it Mums Bebo grin

HecatesTwopenceworth Mon 21-Sep-09 17:51:04

It is for bored parents grin but as for discussing the kids..naaaaaa. For a parenting website, a surprisingly small number of posts are about the kids grin

FlamingoDuBeke Mon 21-Sep-09 17:51:18


Hello Duchesse's daughter.


duchesse Mon 21-Sep-09 17:52:28

She's waving back in a rather unpleasant 14 yr old sort of way.

milknosugarplease Mon 21-Sep-09 17:52:44

I mentioned to a friend that i use this sight for the nanny section...which ok i havent been on in ages BUT its there when i need to go on it! (chat and aibu much more fun!)
and she said that was sad and silly!

i dont think its sad or silly! its fun and informative!

oh, yes your DD is bu! as is my friend!

teamcullen Mon 21-Sep-09 17:55:36

tell her you could always moan about her on facebook and add all her mates as guests. grin

But YANBU my dd (13) cant see the attration either, although all the childless 20 somethings in work are always asking me whats the MN scandal. smile

FlamingoDuBeke Mon 21-Sep-09 17:55:45

<<sticks tongue out at duchesse's DD>>

MN is very, very funny. Have you read any of the threads in MN classics, Duchesse's DD?

scottishmummy Mon 21-Sep-09 17:56:15

she is right where else can you see detritus of someone else life

>gasp at another mil story
>get to think and you married him
>read about adolescent spats with mum

famishedass Mon 21-Sep-09 17:56:54

Hasn't your dd got anything better to do than be mean about Mumsnet? Like putting some spot cream on? grin

RustyBear Mon 21-Sep-09 17:57:58

Well, myspace/bebo are for bored kids whinging about their parents, so where's the difference? (Apart from the fact that we are funnier)

duchesse Mon 21-Sep-09 18:01:30

Nope and i don't plan on either! :P

duchesse Mon 21-Sep-09 18:02:31

DD masquerading as me there btw

duchesse Mon 21-Sep-09 18:07:04

btw i'm not actually being 'bolshy', my motherr just made it up!

duchesse Mon 21-Sep-09 18:11:46

Am TRYING to feed the little one and dictate thank you cards at the same time. It's anarchy here...

NorbertDentressangle Mon 21-Sep-09 18:18:15

WE don't whinge about our children but we do whinge about:

our parents
school gate mums/dads
shop assistants
work colleagues
tele-sales callers
Jehovahs Witnesses
random people we see in the street
.....and anyone else that doesn't fall into any of the categories above smile

bran Mon 21-Sep-09 18:21:12

On the whole I whinge about DH and his family (I'm revving myself up for a rant following a phonecall from SIL), but essentially your DD is correct. I am pretty bored much of the time too, children are only intermittently fascinating.

MaggieBeauLeo Mon 21-Sep-09 18:22:43

She's 14. I don't care what she thinks! Not saying that she's not lovely, underneath the fourteenness bykwim.

She doesn't understand that people are allowed to be older than..... say, fourteen

bidibidi Mon 21-Sep-09 18:29:30

Let's see, what did I do when I was 14? Oh yeah, I remember: I whinged about my parents not giving enough money or freedom, I schemed to get more money to buy worthless tat or drugs stuff. I flirted with spotty boys who really weren't worth my time, and felt desperately sorry for myself because I was still a virgin. I expressed detailed admiration for rock singers who had died in pools of vomit.

Hmmm... gosh, I was clever in how I spent my free time, wasn't I? grin

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