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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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GettinTrimmer · 30/05/2011 10:52

YANBU, ds and dd ages 8 and 6 have never spent a night away from us as we have no-one to take them, I would love a break. We are moving house soon and need to start de-cluttering, if they had anyone to visit today I'd be happy!

SunshineisSorry · 30/05/2011 10:56

Oh liby, you are funny I would have been as niave as you are. You know, being a parent isnt just about lovely days out, halcyon days at the park/beach playing poohsticks by the stream. Its bloody hard work, as is everything that goes with it. The OP isn't proposing spending the only day off in a whole year with her LOs at nursery, just giving herself a break. Are you telling me that you wont want a day off, i suppose you will be a SAHM then, never ever leave your children with a babysitter etc, you wont, basically, have a life of your own - you'll be miserable, and so will your kids.

Oh and the clues in the website title, this is a parenting site, for parents and prospective parents to support each other - i think maybe, you might be better off with netmums

TandB · 30/05/2011 11:02

YANBU, OP. We have friends coming today from overseas and we want some child-free time with them so DS is doing an extra dat at nursery tomorrow so we can have adult time.

Liby would probably have Social Services banging on our door about our poor neglected child if she had her way.

southmum · 30/05/2011 11:12


Id fling put DS into nursery in a heartbeat if it was open today

Liby - Before I had DS I too had images of us baking, painting, running through summer meadows, weaving our own clothes blah blah blah. Hmm

You will understand one day that sometimes, just sometimes, its nice to have time to yourself to do the small things in life that give you pleasure like have a shit in peace without being cheered on

southmum · 30/05/2011 11:13
clappyhands · 30/05/2011 11:17

aaarrrrggggghhhhhhh only got to about 9:45 and got fucked off with LIBY

apologies if she has came back and apologised Grin

SunshineisSorry · 30/05/2011 11:18

oh do southmum, its a riot!! Grin bless her heart, i wonder if she has even met her prince charming yet or if she is drooling over parenting weekly and bride magazine!

clappyhands · 30/05/2011 11:20

ooohhhhh so glad everyone else agrees she is being silly Grin

(just went and read rest of it in case i had to come back on and apologies), must get back to work, as i don't have luxury of day off and can hear the DC torturing granny downstairs......ahh LIBY the joys of the working parent (working so that i can afford to have said children - bit of a vicious circle, they are expensive wee buggers......)

think this is my longest post [very proud of self emotion]

BlooferLady · 30/05/2011 11:31

Well, I don't have children yet, and even though we can't really afford it we've been TTCing for a year and a half.

I'm telling you now, if I honestly thought i would live the next 18 years without so much as an afternoon to breathe a sigh of relief and watch Inspector Morse in the bath, I would probably not be TTCing.

Not all not-yet-mothers are quite so deluded!

OP I want to know more about your plans for your lovely free time :)

SunshineisSorry · 30/05/2011 11:39

you watch inspector morse in the bath? Grin v jealous about TV in bathroom, i dont actually watch much TV but i might if i had one in the bathroom, oh the decadence. Good plan too, you can lock the bathroom door on the grounds on privacy - sorted. Good luck with the TTC x

BlooferLady · 30/05/2011 11:42

Aha now, you see, here's the thing - no TV in the bathroom, but I prop my netbook up on --a toilet roll - anything handy and watch it on itvplayer Grin

At the moment it's my retreat from studies, but I plan to use it as an escape from children in due course

thanks for the lucks :) It can get a bit wearing but I'm youngish and healthy, so here's hoping! xx

SunshineisSorry · 30/05/2011 11:44

excellent - i must get a functional battery for my laptop!

Ambi · 30/05/2011 12:50

I love how OP was expecting a flaming but everyone agreed until she said I was expected to be called a selfish cow, cue one childless poster calling her selfish, said poster herself got flamed. I love MN.

magicmelons · 30/05/2011 15:36

You probably won't let them watch TV eitherHmm,Just you wait.

OP definitely not U. Happy mum makes happy children, I hope you enjoyed your day.

I have sent mine to their Grandparents today as I had nearly 4 weeks helloff with them over Easter and Royal wedding, my DH has been working a 7 day week for the last couple of months and i have examslotsofinteriordesignsmagsihaven'tread on Thursday and i'm pregnant and need a break and am already counting down the days until they break up again for summer. I have a presentation to give at work this week, a children's party to organise a billion emails to send. If nursery was open i would put them in all day as long as i knew they were happy, which they generally are when they have other children to play with

Rannaldini · 31/05/2011 00:40

Thanks for all your help and advice today ladies. I didn't put them in in the end. We went to a jungle jim type affair and then around a comedically expensive furniture shop

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youmaynotlikethis · 31/05/2011 00:50

agree with LIBY
why have kids just to palm them off in the morning to nursery,pick them up,feed them then put them to bed???then on a bank hol palm them off again,i have 3 dc and never have plamed them off as i intend to enjoy them as much as i can n i wouldnt have made the decision to have them if I couldnt look after them

worraliberty · 31/05/2011 01:13

I don't actually agree with Liby but I do find it a bit..I don't know really 'strange' for want of a better word? At all the 'do it, do it' type posts and the 'I wish I'd chosen a nursery open on bank hols'

I don't know, it just reads a bit unkind to the kids Confused

Having said that, everyone needs a break and I suppose if you really need one then a family bank holiday together is not really going to be an enjoyable experience.

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