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I am watching a woman at the bus stop
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saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 08:49
Hunched over her kid in a pram

She has been fussing over it for the last ten minutes

Ugh

I guess maybe it's less awful if you're in a car
Judy_Carter
Posted - 20 March 2017 08:51
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I got annoyed yesterday because a woman jumped the queu for the loo because "little Alfie is potty training". Put a nappy on him then ffs when you go out.
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 08:56
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God it's so depressing and undignified and it all just seems to be about sublimating your longing and rage until your last hope has died

ARG
Keith Nearing
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:03
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Aaaah

The sound of a tax lawyer's ovaries first thing on a Monday morning.

Marvellous.
275 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:25
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How do you know 'she' is a woman, Clergs? She may identify as a man, or neither.

So presumptuous.
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:33
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Sorry
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:37
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PS that's the sound of my spirit railing
275 Sleeps To Christmas
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:44
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Apology acknowledged, micro-aggression neutralised.
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:46
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the latest is that, instead of "woman", one should say "femme"

Lydia
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:47
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It is parents ignoring children whilst looking at their phone at bus stops which is the nasty sight. Nothing stirs the heart as much for most of us as a parent talking to and looking at the child. Famous artists have painted that for centuries as it is such a special lovely thing to see. The adoration of the parent for the baby - love. It makes us who we are.
YossarianFriday
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:48
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Judy, Alfie should have been allowed to kittens himself taught him time planning for the future and British queuing protocols.
Brad's big donger
Posted - 20 March 2017 09:49
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I reckon sarsons99 is going to end up becoming a child snatcher.

She's completely obsessed with babies.
Keith Nearing
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:46
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Tbf I've just witnessed a grown man cooing inanely at the contents of his buggy for the past 5 minutes.

I have now defected to team Clergs on this one.
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:49
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I am definitely not going to snatch any babies

I am worried that I might end up with one that I don't really want because "that's what you do"

I think they are really boring and frustrating and drag your life down to the speed of molasses if molasses nagged a lot

I was reading a mummy blog yesterday about taking a kid and her friend swimming

I thought "if that was my kid I would literally get my passport and fly to Brazil and never return"

I am scared
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:50
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I mean, I know annoying anecdotes make for better craic but no one ever says "oh yes I spent the weekend with the kids, it was really interesting and intellectually satisfying"

well maybe they do but they are a minority

ambivalence is a message from your genes, eh

too bad that ambivalence doesn't dwell in place of one's ova
cockpit
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:52
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Wot Lydia sed.
misshoolie
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:55
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I spent the weekend with the kids, it was really interesting and intellectually satisfying
Tam
Posted - 20 March 2017 10:58
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I now have visions of you boring the hooligans to death with a weekend of 'cultural' stuff
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:00
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at noooo point did you want to shout "fvck this shyt!" and run off to lick sherbet off a vodka-steeped encyclopedia, hoolz?

I am worried I might hate my kids for being bores

some must be bores, after all

when you are at Kid Things you must be like "thank God mine are not those boring speccie ones over there"

I think I would disown my child if it needed glasses before 12
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:00
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toddlers with glasses are just the saddest thing
The Donald
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:02
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Tam - I wuvv you!
misshoolie
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:12
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Ofc I do don't be ridic clergs. They're boring and annoying sometimes just like everyone.

I had glasses at 2 and eye surgery at 3. The hooligans don't seem to be myopic so far. I looked really cute tho.

Just, you know, don't have any if you're so convinced it would be awful. If you think it would be awful in truth it probably would be. You make your own reality.



saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:14
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I am trying to understand why people like it so that I can be sure it's not folly on my part
Brad's big donger
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:41
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Sarsons, you are completely obsessed with other people's children and no amount of spam threads about your buy to let dilemma and celebrities you are jealous of will hide that.
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:41
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I am obsessed with other people's ways of living, it is fair to say
Montagueh
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:48
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I spent the weekend with the kids, it was really interesting and intellectually satisfying...they are 7 and 5...
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:48
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yeah maybe it's just that most of my friends have kids under 3 and that is the most annoying age

tantrum tantrum urinate eat (but really fvckin slowly) interrupt tantrum
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:49
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I hate that women are so subsumed (in general, exceptions apply, *shakes the Lydia bell*) by childrearing while men, tho a bit tired, seem to get to escape it a bit
Gravitas? What Gravitas?
Posted - 20 March 2017 11:58
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It's generally great. There are bits that are hard but the bits that aren't a worth it. During the day ours is a delight and she is 9 months.

You're right about the woman thing though. Ours is currently going through a phase of not going down at all for me, and only for Mrs G. Which in some respects is fine, I can watch some sport or something while it's all going on, but you can't help feeling a bit hurt.
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:01
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I have heard of the opposite, where the mum smells of dinner so the dad has to put the kid to sleep

yuk
Tom Linorder
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:04
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Saoirse99 - there is a lot of 'hate' and 'rage' in your postings on here. Chill.
Gravitas? What Gravitas?
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:06
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Well yes there have been times like that too. The thing about babies is that they are tricky buggers, and once you think you have got them sorted, they change everything up again to keep you on your toes.

saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:08
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you never long for your free days?
Gravitas? What Gravitas?
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:13
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Yes but things have changed.

It is worth noting as well that the longer you spend "free", the less friends you have to be free with and then you end up like LA.
Gravitas? What Gravitas?
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:14
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"Long for" is a bit strong.

I like how things are now. They are very different, but I'm not sorry they are.
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 12:15
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hehheh

well it's not home or out with hookers and blow

I was thinking more lying in my hotel room and enjoying a byron burger

I watched my friend feed her toddler last week and she kept cleaning bits off his face and eating them

wtaf
Tam
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:17
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I spent a fair amount of my weekend listening to T3 laughing at his own farts

Montagueh
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:25
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Priceless entertainment at no cost, Tam...
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:26
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I hate farts

what if I had a son and my life became football pitches and fart jokes

I would rather be dead

am I already dead inside?
saoirse99
Posted - 20 March 2017 13:26
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cheaper than swimming lessons as observes tho