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why cant i be one of those mothers who just says 'it doesnt matter' if kids spill

(14 Posts)
misdee Tue 27-Feb-07 17:28:10

or make a huge mess?

i wish i could be.

madmarchhare Tue 27-Feb-07 17:29:54

I try so hard to be like that, but after th e tenth time in one day, grrrr.

Sparkler1 Tue 27-Feb-07 17:30:11



Having a bad day Misdee?

Porpoise Tue 27-Feb-07 17:31:33

Me too, misdee!
Mind you, have sneaking suspicion that those who remain serene and calm in face of child wreaking destruction are a bit WEIRD...

KathyMCMLXXII Tue 27-Feb-07 17:32:30

Misdee, I am one of those mothers, and you should see the squalor I live in. I can't tell them off because I'm twice as bad myself.

You don't really want to be, honestly

twelveyeargap Tue 27-Feb-07 17:33:04

Probably because you're not the sort of person who can live in a tip, even just whilst the kids are up. Anyway, imo, it's good training for them to be careful. They can't go round their whole lives just wrecking places.

And yes, I'm like you!

jellyhead Tue 27-Feb-07 17:33:06

I sometimes say it but through gritted teeth and I don't mean it

RubyRioja Tue 27-Feb-07 17:34:19

Are you like me?

First time...never mind
Second time.. oh dear
Thrrd time...Please try to be careful
Fourth time,...FGS will you watch what you are doing?

misdee Tue 27-Feb-07 17:34:49

just a bit.

obviously everyones meals on the floor wasnt good, but it just bugs me.

i constantly look stressed(because i am) and i really w3ant to be someone eho never looks flustered. not possible is it?

Whoooosh Tue 27-Feb-07 17:50:18

Oh I wish I was too Misdee.
Had a friend and her dd and baby round this morning and couldn't wait for them to leave so I could get the hoover out.
Crumbs and baby sick everywhere and there was me saying "oh it doesn't matter-not a problem" and inwardly screaming.

fryalot Tue 27-Feb-07 17:52:31

I wish I could be one of those mothers who are constantly clean and tidy.

NotanOtter Tue 27-Feb-07 17:52:44

have a couple more misdee
i have 5 and was much more uptight with earlier ones
i am chilled now
either that or ad's

Whoooosh Tue 27-Feb-07 17:56:21

Oh no you don't Squonk-it's blardy knackering!

fryalot Tue 27-Feb-07 17:58:12

I want to be able to invite people round without tidying up first. It's not that it's that messy, it's just that I am houseproud but without the inclination to do anything about it, iyswim.

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