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To stick the kids in nursery today

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Rannaldini · 30/05/2011 07:41

and enjoy the bank holiday without them?

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MonstaMunch · 30/05/2011 09:33

aww i feel sad for those of you who dont know how to enjoy your kids and want to palm them off at every opportunity

believe me, they arent little long and thats the nicest part

tbh some of the things on here, i muse to myself that my dogs get treated better than lots of children :(

whatsallthehullaballoo · 30/05/2011 09:35

YANBU - I would take them to nursery for the morning and collect a bit earlier and take them out for dinner or something!

Or make some cakes with them, buy a new film and some sweets or something like that - you will all have had a nice day!!

Lou222 · 30/05/2011 09:36

Liby my child is more important to me than money. I couldn't really afford to have ds but I have so you're being a bit selfish by not having one!

TheOriginalFAB · 30/05/2011 09:36


A restful mummy = a happy mummy and able to give 100% once your DC is home.

Liby - don't judge others when you haven't had a child yourself. It is very mean.

happymole · 30/05/2011 09:37


You can't guarantee anything if you don't already have children.

You just sit in your bubbleworld thinking up all the activities you are going to do when you do have a child. In the meanwhile don't waste precious planning time judging others.

-wry laugh-

Liby · 30/05/2011 09:37

I will - and you are still selfish. I bet doing the washing/cleaning/watching jeremy kyle is more important that spending time with your children.

Rannaldini · 30/05/2011 09:40

the wright stuff
for goodness sake
the wright stuff

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Liby · 30/05/2011 09:40

Lou22 - Are you serious. Anyone with common sense knows that you don't plan to have children if you can't afford them.

madhousewife · 30/05/2011 09:40

you are only being a bad mother if you are dropping them off at a nursery that's closed.

Rannaldini · 30/05/2011 09:41

I try not to fit in many household chores though
you are right about that

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ada07 · 30/05/2011 09:41

Bit of an over-reaction Liby? It's only for a few hours Confused

TheOriginalFAB · 30/05/2011 09:41

Liby - you are being very rude.

happymole · 30/05/2011 09:41

Monster thats not true at all.

I'm actually pretty cruel to my dogs ;)

-disclaimer...the above is a joke-

DontCallMePeanut · 30/05/2011 09:43

And what about those of us that DIDN'T plan to havee children, Liby? May have even been bullied into it by a partner?

I adore DS, I really do. But I need some free time. Otherwise, my life revolves around being a parent and losing my own identity. Please, don't judge people who need a little free time.

Liby · 30/05/2011 09:45

Im not talking about those people Peanut.

It just makes me sad when I see/hear people talking about what a burden having children is. You made the desision to have sex that time. They are your responsibility. Deal with it.

happymole · 30/05/2011 09:45


It goes Jeremy Kyle, Judge Judy, Lunch, Real A + E, nap followed by kick mess into a cupboard.

Laziness takes planning you know.

Portofino · 30/05/2011 09:47

Our BH in Belgium is on Thursday. DH and I have Friday off too. Dd has to go to school though Grin Such a shame! I am hoping for some nice time just for the 2 of us, to have sex lunch and maybe a wander round the shops, or a vat of wine sunbathe in the garden. I am SO looking forward to it! OP YANBU!

jellyvodkas · 30/05/2011 09:47

YANBU.. go for it.... . . . enjoy the peace and quiet. You deserve it.

happymole · 30/05/2011 09:49

Liby -serious face-

There is actually some very real reasons the my dd attends nursery and that i only work part time. I'm choosing not to discuss them and instead have a bit of a giggle.

The problem with judging is you don't know peoples back story.

DontCallMePeanut · 30/05/2011 09:50

Yes, and I'm referring to your financial implications. I was bullied into having DS by my xP. Couldn't afford it at the time, but he used to fly into rages claiming I didn't love him because I didn't want kids. I eventually figured, in my naive, traumatiised mind, that giving him what he wanted would somehow solve our problems. It didn't.

Not everyone PLANS to have children. In an ideal world, we'd have five figure sums in savings before starting a family. But this is the real world. Things don't work like that.

Al0uiseG · 30/05/2011 09:52

Yadnbu! Dh and I swanned of to dinner AND a film last night. We waltzed out the house, got in the car and positively grinned at each other from ear to ear. Child free time is important.

As penance we have booked to go to Thorpe Park on Thursday.

BrokenBananaTantrum · 30/05/2011 09:53

liby can I direct you to this thread. It could be real eye opener. Please don't judge till you've done this parenting thing. It's hard sometimes.

BrokenBananaTantrum · 30/05/2011 09:54

Oh and op yanbu.

Al0uiseG · 30/05/2011 09:54

Liby Beware of self imposing ridiculously high expectations of yourself as a Mother. It has it's highs and it has it's lows, but it is THE biggest shock to your system.

Lou222 · 30/05/2011 09:56

Liby children don't have to be expensive.
I would rather have no money and ds than no ds.

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