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SMOGS v DMOBs - another bash at MNers...

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HighHeidYin Thu 04-Aug-11 17:39:40

Apologies if this has already been posted.

The telegraph must be having a slow news day...

www.telegraph.co.uk/family/8677296/Smug-mothers-of-girls-should-do-some-growing-up.html

hmm

ouryve Thu 04-Aug-11 20:22:35

So I'm meant to be a DMOB, am I? Where the hell is she getting all that crap from?

Mothers of girls are welcome to them, by the way. I wouldn't know what to do with one, myself. Or is that me being supposedly defensive?

ALittleDarkAndOutOfKey Thu 04-Aug-11 20:29:15

I have two boys
They are fucking excellent
I never really think of them in terms of their gender
They are very different in personality
I pity people who have to make money by thinking up and reporting such utter wank
They must be dead inside

fivegomadindorset Thu 04-Aug-11 20:36:02

OH FFS.

WidowWadman Thu 04-Aug-11 20:41:49

I didn't have or want a choice in my children's gender so it's nothing to be smug about. I don't think any of my parenting decisions are based on my children's gender either. Neither are their toys or books. Ok, they wear girl's clothes as well as neutrals, but if I had boys I wouldn't stop them from picking the glitter fairy costume out of a dressing up box at playgroup.

If anything, I was always very annoyed during my second pregnancy when people suggested that I really must be hoping to have a boy this time, so I'd have one of each, or asked if we'd go for a third pregnancy should we have another girl.

baguettecut Thu 04-Aug-11 20:42:38

It's just a long rambling Mumsnet post. One that nobody is interested in.

What a first class bore she really is.

GrimmaTheNome Thu 04-Aug-11 20:54:59

Blimey. Someone linked to the DM covering this 'story' and the DM one wasn't quite as bad. shock

Anyhow, I just searched and its Orm's fault <hard stare>

HighHeidYin Thu 04-Aug-11 22:54:25

Am disappointed that the Telegraph would approve such drivel. Standards must be slipping.

I am apparently a smog, what with having four of them.

Yep that's what I feel every day. Smug, smug, smug. Especially when 3 of them, plus me, are hormonal on the same week.

Bliss.

Booandpops Sat 06-Aug-11 07:47:21

I was at a childrens centre a few yes ago when I overheard a mum boasting She actually used the words smug mum of 3 girls!! I thought what an idiot I hAve one of each but would have been annoyed if I was in the place if wanting a particular sex at her tactlessness. All children are a gift.

pointythings Sat 06-Aug-11 18:51:26

I have 2 girls. They are lovely. If I had had 2 boys, they would have been lovely too.

Meh - competitive parenting BS should not be given the oxygen of publicity.

stretch Sun 07-Aug-11 23:40:19

Well I have two of each <sticks out tongue> What do I win?? hmm confused

Bohica Sun 07-Aug-11 23:50:54

hmm I spend too much a little time here & have never seen any SMOGS v DMOB dribble on here.

B.S.

FairyArmadillo Sun 07-Aug-11 23:55:04

Wayne Rooney shaped birthday cake? Did someone on here actually make that?

AitchTwoOh Sun 07-Aug-11 23:57:54

i've never seen smogs or dmobs mentioned on here, what a strange article. (and, ahem, photo.)

Amodmillymum Mon 08-Aug-11 01:56:32

I thought Judith Woods looked like a trans-sexual in the photo.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 08-Aug-11 18:20:54

If you search you'll find a couple of threads - weird thing for journos to pick on. Guess its august and nothing important is happening in the world hmm

doigthebountyeater Mon 08-Aug-11 21:53:26

Is dmob not when you get out of the army?

ReshapeWhileDamp Mon 08-Aug-11 23:09:18

Actually, I assumed she was the two girls' granny when I saw that photo. Oh well, whatever.

AlwaysbeOpralFruitstome Mon 08-Aug-11 23:31:08

What a load of bum trumpeting cods-wallop! Could she have shoe-horned in any more "oh so witty and terribly well educated" phrases?

Whenever I read this kind of article it just makes me want to come on here and say "O.K. Hands up, who said something nasty about (insert peeved jorno name here) then?" Amodmilly - I'm eye-balling you. Naughty.

Amodmillymum Tue 09-Aug-11 00:07:04

looks around innocently I am sure I don't what you mean. I was just making an honest observation. I didn't get to the end of the article because all I read was 'wah,wah,wah' more bollocks about how mine are better than yours. I have one of each and they both drive my mental in completely different ways as you would expect. Typical divisive copy that continues to divide and conquer women so men stay in charge and we are their slaves. I am a girl and from 13 onwards I was pretty vile. I am sure smug mothers of girls become fraught mothers of hormonal devil teens once the little angels start menstruating.

Amodmillymum Tue 09-Aug-11 00:08:39

That is SMOG to FMOHDT just in case you were wondering

SpeedyGonzalez Tue 09-Aug-11 00:15:28

What baguette said. Yawn.

Said by a HMWDGATAG (Happy Mother Who Doesn't Give A Toss About Gender).

AlwaysbeOpralFruitstome Tue 09-Aug-11 00:27:28

I didn't say you were wrong grin.

I'm a DMOBWWP(ih)ABLTAWAB - Doting Mother of Boys Who Would Prefer (if honest) A Bit Less Talk About Willy's And Bums.

It is divisive, your spot on and (despite her desperately alliterated prose) sort of moronic, what with it being an article bitching about women bitching about women. Deeply perceptive and illuminating, I don't think.

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