Mumsnet Logo
My feed

to access all these features


To be p*****d off with another mother at tumbletots?

44 replies

Lovecat · 11/05/2007 13:34

Probably, but I need to vent!

Have to confess, this woman annoys the holy crap out of me anyway because she brings her dd along to tumbletots every week clad in full-on frilly/lacy monsoon outfits with matching accessories, which I find mildly ridiculous considering she's going to be scrambling up ladders/through tunnels/all over a none-too-clean church hall floor, but that's by the by...

What has thrown me over the edge is, today, we were going behind her in a circuit, part of which was to walk along a balance beam then do 5 bounces on the mini-trampolene before jumping onto the crashmat and running around to the next bit of equipment.

Well, her dd was bouncing away on the trampolene, my dd was wobbling precariously on the edge of the balance beam, waiting her turn, this woman paid NO attention whatsoever to the queue of wobbling 2yr olds building up behind her but just kept on bouncing her dd up and down, THEN turned to me, simpered and said 'oh, Tarquinella* DOES love the trampolene!' and CONTINUED to bounce the child up and down!

At this point we gave up and moved around her, onto the next thing, but the child behind us was an older boy (about 5)who has learning difficulties, who also loves to bounce, and she STILL refused to move her precious child onward, so he hurled himself to the floor and shrieked and STILL this bloody woman kept bouncing her dd! It was only when one of the TT ladies then said something to her that she eventually moved her on! And 5 minutes later when she'd gone around the circuit we were back to the same situation!

Not being funny, but all our children like to jump on the trampolene, so why tf does this cow think her dd has absolute rights to it?? Really annoyed!!!!

*child's name changed from something equally horrific for purposes of anonymity

OP posts:

LittleMouseWithCLogsOn · 11/05/2007 13:35

granted YANBU

bti god dont spend money on tumbletots crap


LucyJones · 11/05/2007 13:36

feel better now?


wurlywurly · 11/05/2007 13:36

i would have pointed out the growing queue behind her child.


mumto3girls · 11/05/2007 13:36

yanu...but surely the TT staff should have sortedher'reallpaying the same...


saadia · 11/05/2007 13:37

That's so selfish. Ideally someone should have spoken up sooner and said that other children are waiting for their turn but I know I probably wouldn't have had the guts.


LittleMouseWithCLogsOn · 11/05/2007 13:37

you shoudl have said" oi posh bithc move your BINT NOW or ill lampya"


VeniVidiVickiQV · 11/05/2007 13:38

YANBU about the trampoline.

YABU about this other mother generally on the basis of how she dresses her child......


nogoes · 11/05/2007 13:38

No you are not being unreasonable the woman sounds like a dozy mare.


WanderingTrolley · 11/05/2007 13:39

I'd've joined the kid on the floor with a tantrum.

lol at 'thrown me over the edge'


LittleMouseWithCLogsOn · 11/05/2007 13:39

we loev teh slagging off of the clothes


VeniVidiVickiQV · 11/05/2007 13:41

Ah...the royal "we"


Lovecat · 11/05/2007 13:42

LOL VVVQV - I know, I know, it's what I get for taking dd to TT in Birds of a Feather country...

LittleMousewith - it's what I felt like doing! Don't have the courage, tho'!

LucyJones - yes, that's so much better.....

OP posts:

misdee · 11/05/2007 13:43

YANBU selfish moo.


Aloha · 11/05/2007 13:45

Not unreasonable, but I think I would have said something - even if it was only 'Yes, my dd loves the trampoline too and is really looking forward to her turn' - or passively aggressively have said, 'It's OK dd, I'm sure you will be allowed to have your turn in a minute'


Lovecat · 11/05/2007 13:48

Aloha, that is actually what I did, I said 'All right, dd, it'll be our turn soon, I know you're looking forward to it' - which was when the cow turned around and simpered at me re. Tarquinella's love of bouncing!

Which left me mildly gobsmacked, so I then rather loudly said 'okay, dd, Tarquinella's STILL bouncing, let's move on' and took her onto the next part of the circuit - no reaction whatsoever from the mingebag!!

OP posts:

Aloha · 11/05/2007 13:52

Ah, then she is totally unreasonable. it sounds like a very severe case of PFB syndrome to me!


agnesnitt · 11/05/2007 13:57

Get her some leaflets from the local community centre about those courses for helping adults with their literacy and numeracy. She obviously has issues knowing how to count to five so a quick course in mathematics should help her out.

Should sort out the queue issue nicely next time you get stuck behind her. Make sure all the other parents have a copy of the leaflet as well, wouldn't want her to not get the message should it be somebody else who gets stuck behind her would we?



LazyLine · 11/05/2007 13:59

LOL at "Tarquinella"!


Hillls · 11/05/2007 14:00

Why didnt you say something?

Oh and btw I dress my dd's form monsoon with all the accessories too.


lucyellensmum · 11/05/2007 14:55

at the monsoon dressing, not too frilly i hope, there is a fine line between bohemian and chav!


Hilllary · 12/05/2007 08:29

No not chavvy just elegant and expensive

I lurve monsoon


newgirl · 12/05/2007 16:17

if it happens again say something! Far better to get things sorted than let them wind you up

some people are just dozy and need a gentle nudge!


Cloudhopper · 12/05/2007 16:24

Is that the TT I used to go to? I recognise the Monsoon head-to-toe children and the PFb mothers.

Stopped going in the end because dd quite simply hated it. And trying to get 2 year olds to follow a line of equipment round the room is impossible.

But still agree that you are not being unreasonable. Need to say something to her next time - some people are completely in their own bubble.


islandofsodor · 12/05/2007 22:58

I think it does need to be managed better by the leader. At the TT ds goes to the children are given a set amount of bounces on the tramploine, either 3 or 5, or sometimes it is determined by the throw of a soft dice.

We are also told how to dress the children. Parents sending girls in skirts or boys in trousers that are too long are told not to in future for safety and ease of movement.


isooooalicklebitgrumpywumpy666 · 12/05/2007 23:04

tt is hideous. end of.

Please create an account

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Sign up to continue reading

Mumsnet's better when you're logged in. You can customise your experience and access way more features like messaging, watch and hide threads, voting and much more.

Already signed up?