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TobyLerone Tue 12-Jun-12 12:14:11

I've learnt a shitload of stuff!

~ That it's possible to buy frozen, chopped onions
~ That there are people who drink more wine than I do
~ That my relationship is amazing and that my DP is a wonder
~ That I'm even more judgemental than I thought
~ That everyone is judging me all the time, and how little I care
~ That I should meal-plan
~ That I should be grateful every day for my health and that of my family
~ That I should be grateful that my DC will eat whatever is put in front of them

And mostly

~ That it doesn't matter what someone needs, someone else will know the answer/how to get it. Or will just do a bit of handholding until everything's better.

TobyLerone Fri 15-Jun-12 09:38:51

That some people don't wash their bath towels after use.

LePinot Fri 15-Jun-12 09:45:14

It is ridiculous to wash towels that have been used once to dry a clean body. That is so bad for the environment and such a waste of water. Madness I tell thee.

Just be a skank like moi and tell yourself you're helping the environment grin

ExitPursuedByABear Fri 15-Jun-12 09:47:19

After. Every. Use.


I am a total slattern.

StillSquiffy Fri 15-Jun-12 09:50:15

That Peter Andre really loves his kids.

TobyLerone Fri 15-Jun-12 09:50:44


ppeatfruit Fri 15-Jun-12 09:53:30

Blimey toby With a family of 5 you'd never STOP washing shockAs*lottie*says think of all that electricity and wateretc. Also even some luxury hotels give you the option now.

(speaking as an old gimmer) ref. parties hasn't it always depended on the age of the DCs and the type of party it is? Oh also the nationality of the hosts?

lottiegb Fri 15-Jun-12 10:58:56

Yes the party thing is more nuanced but i've read loads of threads about it on here and it was one of the first things i encontered on here and thought 'really?'

Basically, when I was a child, parties were at someone's house until we were about 9 or 10, when we might go swimming, skating etc. Parents dropped off and collected from about age 4. now, from what i've read here, it seems usual for parents to stay and expect to be fed, up to age 7 or so. That's partly but not only because lots of parties are now at venues outside the home.

CuppaTeaAndAJammieDodger Fri 15-Jun-12 11:07:15

That if you don't want to loose the garlic butter out of your chicken kiev bake it upside down

ppeatfruit Fri 15-Jun-12 12:35:31

"Expect to be fed" in the middle of a L.O.s party ? shock That IS new ( I always helped out if i was staying for one reason or another and would 've expected the same from any adult at our parties) Maybe DH cracked a bottle of wine if he was around for any adults but apart from leftovers I certainly wouldn't feed any adults!!!

DonkeyTeapot Fri 15-Jun-12 13:26:11

I didn't know that about chicken kievs. I always make a little dish out of foil, so even though the garlic butter comes out, it's not lost. I either pour it over the top when I serve it, or add it to the mashed potato smile

This thread has taught me about using glass cleaner to clean the chrome in the bathroom - genius! It's still a bit patchy in places, but to be fair I didn't try very hard. Most of it looks amazing with just a quick spray and a wipe!

Mummyinggnome Fri 15-Jun-12 13:29:17

That mners are fantastically supportive also, on occasions, complete bitches. And so am I!

TodaysAGoodDay Fri 15-Jun-12 13:57:58

There is always someone to listen if you're having a bad day.

I didn't know about the mooncups shock I do now!

'Cocklodger' is a wonderful descriptive noun grin

TobyLerone Fri 15-Jun-12 14:40:25

Oooh, classics? Fancy!

Mintyy Fri 15-Jun-12 14:44:32

I have done the mumsnet haircut on my hair and it is definitely the best haircut I have ever had. I have fine dead straight hair and a round face, but the layers in that haircut have got a tiny bit of bounce in them so my hair looks fuller and more voluminous.

SkinnyVanillaLatte Fri 15-Jun-12 14:54:57

That in light of the imminent zombie apocalypse an OFRS is vital.

Andie20521 Sun 17-Jun-12 15:10:13

That theres a reason for baby vests having those odd they can be pulled down when dealing with a poo explosion, rather than over the head.

I couldn't stop telling people in RL! Surprising how few knew that!

fedupofnamechanging Sun 17-Jun-12 15:38:02

I never knew that - seems really obvious now you said it. I have 4 dc and never figured that out! blush

TobyLerone Mon 18-Jun-12 09:41:11

I did not know that about baby vests, and it never even occurred to me to pull them down after a poosplosion blush

porridgelover Tue 19-Jun-12 13:55:34

I just learned ^^that- about poosplosion.

7 years too late
Ah well.

Wow just about to have dc3 and sooo glad I read this thread re vests and poo explosions!! Thank you!!

HermioneHatesHoovering Thu 30-Aug-12 10:08:24

What is the mumsnet haircut?

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