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Having a little flounce, in the meantime here are the answers to all those important MN debates....

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georgimama Wed 15-Oct-08 19:44:26

Am skulking around in flouncer's corner, for no particular reason other than feeling a bit MNed out, and have decided to give you all the benefit of my wisdom on the slanging matches lively debates I have observed and participated in over the last 12 months. Here goes:-(drum roll)


This is the original no win situation. Whatever you are doing, if you are happy, lovely, carry on doing it. Please do not attempt to persuade anyone that your way is right and theirs is wrong, you will offend (and be offended). For the record, I now accept that SAHM are not all watching Jeremy Kyle all day, and submit that WOHM are not all frigid ice queens who are devoid of maternal feeling. End of.


See above - your opinions are going to be coloured by upbringing, personal experience, culture, religion etc to a degree which makes it impossible to have anything approaching a proper debate, because no one is going to change their view on this.

Please consider the possibility however, that those who gently submit the view that they feel morally queasy about the idea are not all mad, creationist, Sarah Palin voting, woman hating idiots.

Bfing v FFing

Do as you will. If you can't or don't want to BF, you know what, your baby will survive. But please don't ask MN as a whole to endorse the view that the two are therefore completely nutritionally equal because, as a whole, MN is not going to.

"I think my husband is having an affair"

You know what? You know him, we don't. If you think he is shagging someone else, then he is. Or he is about to.

I thank you.

nickytwoooohtimes Wed 15-Oct-08 19:45:53

Look, there's no point in trying to brin common sense into all this...wink

Tidgypuds Wed 15-Oct-08 19:47:22

Thats the most sense I have heard/seen on mumsnet in a very long time, thank you. grin

georgimama Wed 15-Oct-08 19:47:53

I thought I would try.

Flouncers' corner is nice, quite roomy. I might move in. Still appear in active convos so makes no difference as far as I can see.

georgimama Wed 15-Oct-08 19:56:12

<<GM sings into cavernous flouncers' corner>>

"Upsy Daiseeee, Upsy Daiseeeee....."

LittleMyDancingWithTheDevil Wed 15-Oct-08 19:58:45

You forgot, under the abortion debate, that 'not all people who support abortion are cold hearted baby killers who batter baby bunnies in their spare time, or unrepentant slags who can't be bothered to find out their sexual partner's name let alone use contraception' wink

pushchair Wed 15-Oct-08 19:59:03

maybe we need a My Two Pennies Worth corner.
Sometimes feel like crashing through all threads posting-Yes, No dont, I have too, Leave him now, Throw him out now, She is a beetch, Who cares?, Yes you can, No way!
Well done

georgimama Wed 15-Oct-08 20:01:46

".... can't be bothered to find out their sexual partner's name let alone use contraception and take drugs" Littlemydancing, don't forget they all take drugs too.

LittleMyDancingWithTheDevil Wed 15-Oct-08 20:02:47

oooops yes sorry, forgot about the drugs. must be all the drugs and casual sex affecting my brain!

LittleMyDancingWithTheDevil Wed 15-Oct-08 20:03:22

maybe they should get drug dealers to mix contraceptive pills in with their illicit substances?

georgimama Wed 15-Oct-08 20:03:26

That's pretty much my posting style anyway, pushchair, may explain a thing or two now you put it so succinctly.

georgimama Wed 15-Oct-08 20:04:58

Or bromide, so they don't want to have sex anyway. Or they should just try having one of the kids, then they'll be too knackered for any more sex EVER.

nooOOOoonki Wed 15-Oct-08 20:22:46

lol georgiamam and lots of sense grin

LittleMyDancingWithTheDevil Wed 15-Oct-08 20:26:02

do you know I think all those views were expressed in that thread!

BodenGroupie Wed 15-Oct-08 20:30:21

Sorry, incomplete OP - what about private versus state education and Boden versus Primark?

georgimama Wed 15-Oct-08 20:42:41

Private v State education

Everyone who privately educates their children need to be honest, they don't care about the state system, they aren't in it. They just want the best for little Tarquin (and who can blame them).

Everyone who educates in the state system would privately educate if they could afford to.

Except the lefties, who are all nuts.

Boden v Primark

Wouldn't buy my child's clothes from either - Primark because the nearest one is about 25 miles away and I would spend on petrol what I saved on buying anything, Boden because the models are all called things like Gonnehhrea. No ta.

compo Wed 15-Oct-08 20:43:23

are you still here? wink

georgimama Wed 15-Oct-08 20:43:36

Have had wine. Thread may be deteriorating.

georgimama Wed 15-Oct-08 20:44:25

Compo, I don't know how to deflounce. Is there a deflouncers' corner?

nickytwoooohtimes Wed 15-Oct-08 20:45:33

Oh, now, how about the routine junkies vs the baby-led folk?

compo Wed 15-Oct-08 20:46:01


georgimama Wed 15-Oct-08 20:47:08

I'm gonna write a book, am clearly a parenting guru.

Rhubarb Wed 15-Oct-08 20:47:21

"Everyone who educates in the state system would privately educate if they could afford to."

Nope. I chose the local state school with all it's problems over the small village school with an outstanding Ofsted report. Because the local state was more of a community and despite it's problems, it had teachers who care.

So perhaps you should put that not everyone who sends their kids to state schools would ever go private even if they did have the choice, because some people still do care about the wider community! smile

georgimama Wed 15-Oct-08 20:47:38

I'm gonna write a book, am clearly a parenting guru.

squeaver Wed 15-Oct-08 20:50:39

Keep going georgi.

What about GF vs the world?

C-section is ok vs c-section is EVIL?

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