to imagine that everyone on mumsnet (except me) is a domestic goddess
vmcd28 · 24/05/2011 16:58
Whenever one of you mentions making packed lunches for the kids, I picture an immaculate kitchen, and lunches being made using lots of fresh food from Tupperware tubs.
You all have really handsome DHs/DPs who you are madly in love with, and they all have well-paid jobs.
None of you have dirty homes.
You all go on family picnics every weekend.
I'm sure I'm right.
stillstanding · 24/05/2011 17:02
I know why you are saying what you are saying but ultimately you know that's bollocks, vmcd28!! Most people on here are pretty open about their often rather desperate problems. I often think how cushy my own life is compared to others after reading some of the threads here.
TobyLerone · 24/05/2011 17:02
Kitchen immaculate = nope
Fresh food from Tupperware tubs = yep
Handsome DP with whom I am madly in love and who has a well-paid job = yep
Dirty home = sometimes
Family picnics = yep, very often.
I score fairly highly by your criteria, yet I still imagine that everyone on MN except me (and now you, OP ) is a domestic goddess.
KatieScarlett2833 · 24/05/2011 17:08
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Kitchen immaculate ?-yes because I don't cook, ever.
Fresh food in tupperware? - yes because DH cooks
Handsome dp, madly in love, well paid job - Yes but his feet stink like fetid meat and he leaves his pants folded in a pile at the side of the bed.
Dirty home? - hell yes, unless it is Sunday when I deign to clean.
Family Picnics? - Dc's would call Childline
Insomnia11 · 24/05/2011 17:16
Well, I don't know about domestic goddesses but they must have a lot more washing than me - they certainly wash their PJs and change bed linen a lot more frequently than I do.
But then that's probably because of all the mind-blowing sex they have every night with their handsome OHs. :)
Potplant · 24/05/2011 17:28
Packed lunches - It is not unheard of for me to be waiting for the corner shop to open at 7am buying packed lunch items
Immaculate kitchen - ha ha ha ha
Fresh food from Tupperware -I've got about 800 Tupperware items, they very rarely have food in them though
You all have really handsome DHs/DPs who you are madly in love with, and they all have well-paid jobs - mmmmm
None of you have dirty homes - ha ha ha ha ha
You all go on family picnics every weekend - unless you count going to Sayers for picnic items then no.
KatieScarlett2833 · 24/05/2011 17:31
Potplant When my DC's were foolish enough to demand packed lunches my mornings began with a trip to the Esso Garage to buy made up sandwiches, drinks and snack items. Every Day. Still, the carrier bag negated the need for a lunchbox so no smelly foodstuffs to remove on arrival home.
Goodynuff · 24/05/2011 18:47
an immaculate kitchen~ no, not horrid but well used
lunches being made using lots of fresh food from Tupperware tubs~ yes because otherwise they don't eat. There isn't a caferteria at their schools, so all the kids bring packed lunches.
Oh, and I make sure they pack their own lunches
You all have really handsome DHs/DPs [yes!]
who you are madly in love with, [yes!yes!]
and they all have well-paid jobs. [great job, not so much on the well paid]
None of you have dirty homes. hahahhhaha
You all go on family picnics every weekend~ not every weekend, but often. We go for hikes, and bring a picnic with us. Sometime the kids bring their friends. It is a way of hanging out with out distraction, or a lot of money (see DH, re:$ ) I am big on free stuff!
heleninahandcart · 24/05/2011 18:52
I am a goddess, just not of the domestic variety .
packed lunches = dinner money for local bakers
immaculate kitchen = some of it, sometimes
fresh food from Tupperware = I have the Tupperware, some of even has food in
none of you have dirty homes = my house is clean
family picnics = used to buy sandwiches from M&S. Now have teen who refuses to go out of house with me
handsome OH = trying to get one on t'internet
AMumInScotland · 24/05/2011 19:04
Immaculate kitchen - well, the surfaces are not actually a health hazard, but the floor is.
Lunches are made from packs of ham, white bread, and packets of biscuits (entire packs - he's 17 now...)
Handsome DHs/DPs who you are madly in love with, and they all have well-paid jobs. - actually yes, he's pretty lovely, and I do adore him. But his pay hasn't matched the cost of living increases for a long while.
Dirty homes - er, well, it sort of depends what you count as dirt. Do you include dust, and grit in the carpet? I sort of ignore those things...
LoopyLiz88 · 24/05/2011 19:10
Definitely a goddess.
Packed lunches....only because of the nanny
Immaculate kitchen....yes I'd get a new new cleaner otherwise
fresh food from tupperware....or leftovers
none of you have dirty homes....my house is only clean 3 days a week. If only DH would agree to a fulltime cleaner
family picnics....allergic to gras, bees, pollen, and some trees so NO
handsome DH that I'm madly in love with and well paid job...yes
deepbluewave · 24/05/2011 19:12
Kitchen tidy- yup..But new flat, I cant cook for shit and just me and kitty at the mo..
I do make a mean packed lunch, but I only extend to breakfasts and lunches...anything more elaborate than that, I leave to hubby..
Handsome-- sometimes, ,sometimes he looks like a greasy troll- he has just had a pay rise...
I admit, I have a bit of a thing for tupperware-- all different shapes and sizes!
Never had family picnic.....Im up North- it rains!
jellyvodkas · 24/05/2011 19:18
Such sarcy comments....
As for me I am certainly not a domestic goddess... and wouldnt want to be.
I keep my house clean and tidy as I couldnt stand to live in a pig sty but as for ironing and cooking....the bare minimum here.
Plus I enjoy being out as much as possible , and now my kids are 10, 20 and 23, I love going to the gym when little DS is at school. I hate the school hols, and love it when they go to school.
I dont even have tupperware really anymore.
As for family picnics,,,,, not really , or very rarely, and as for the older DD of 20 yrs joining us....?? are you kidding.? And if I could buy all the food , like ready made sarnies......thats me!
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