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11/03/2013 at 20:18
At a kids party last week another mum observed me hovering over the children making sure they only ate things that they were allowed to (no dairy and no tomatoes). She commented that her child was quite a fussy water and would only eat home cooked meals and it was such a PITA on a night having to cook a meal from scratch after a full day's work. I recommended my tip of batch cooking and then you have things that only take a few minutes to reheat but it's home cooked and you know what's gone in it. Especially important when you have children with intolerances. Oh no she said her son knew when it was freshly made.
At this point into the conversation I realised that she was trying to prove what a great mum she is and how her son only drank water etc etc I thought you really are talking to the wrong person... and then I said it I said I was over the moon when I was able to feed U jarred food because it made life so much bloomin eaiser. She looked really confused by that. I re-iterated that I only cooked stuff from scratch because of the kdis not being able to eat certain things. That had been the best thing about the horsemeat scandal - I'd forgotten how nice burgers were until they were advertised on the tv all the time because they contained horsemeat. I am def not her sort of mummy friend
Please give your examples of failed one mum upmanship!
11/03/2013 at 21:00
In the opposite direction, one of my friends has just moved to an area with what she describes as a "more mixed demographic". She was complaining that her daughter was singing and dancing "Gangnam style" in a rather horrified voice to prove how "awful" some things were.
I said "don't be silly, everyone is doing that". Which deflated her slightly.
Not sure why she would be horrified anyway, to be honest.
11/03/2013 at 21:19
My two love doing dance routines and gangnam style had to be on repeat on the laptop on Saturday whilst they perfected their routine Although I have taught them he says ooo pretty lady rather than sexy lady - I'm not sure why but it makes a difference to me!
11/03/2013 at 22:18
No stories but I cringe at the sexy lady bit too lol
12/03/2013 at 04:38
Urgh. No stories but I feel your pain.
I also cringe at the 'sexy lady' coming out of the mouths of babes. It was just WRONG watching 100 kids singing it at the school disco. I also nearly spat tea through my nose the other morning when A was singing "I'm feeling sexy and free" (Jessie j?)
I remember a colleague being bemused by her toddler singing "I'm just a teenage dirtbag" when that was in the charts.
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