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Could do with a barrel of tea today please! loads to get through and need tea on tap!  ;D
General Chat & Trivia / Re: Mother's day
« Last post by monkeys mom on Today at 09:08:59 AM »
Ha I know this feeling! For a lot of us  mothers day was just another day and whilst we hope that we'll be spoilt by our cherubs the reality is often that the day is just the same as every other day!

I guess as long as you accept this and don't put the pressure on yourself then it will come and go - the fact is that you are a mother, you only get this day because you did something amazing and created a wonderful child. It hurts sometimes to know you are the only one that realises this but you don't need a day to understand it - every day with your child(ren) is special. I was a nightmare child to my parents and it was only when I had kids of my own that I realised the sacrifices and sheer effort involved. One day our kids will too ! until then we can only celebrate that we've managed to raise them despite everything that's thrown at us and enjoy knowing that one day we will reach that stage of 'grandparent' where suddenly our kids realise it wasn't all easy but we did it anyway and love them x
Debate & (Serious!) Discussions / MOVED: Mother's day
« Last post by Freddie on March 27, 2017, 09:42:49 PM »
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General Chat & Trivia / Mother's day
« Last post by Freddie on March 26, 2017, 08:40:48 PM »
Is it just me or does anyone else hate Mother's day (and their birthday)? It's a day I get more depressed and peed off than any other as it really highlights how alone I am and how I do f-ing EVERYTHING! Weekends are tiring enough, without having to put on a brave smile and put up with all the sh-t just because it's 'Mother's day'!

Today started off with major tantrums because I stupidly got up before they had finished their cards - which of course I haven't been reminding them to do all f-ing week! Then I had to wait upstairs for half an hour, gasping for my morning cuppa, while the little darlings trashed my kitchen making me breakfast (of a microwaved croissant and coffee - there was more coffee, milk and sugar on the floor than in my cup!). Of course we wouldn't expect the culprits who made the mess to clean it up - oh no that's mummy-slave's job, especially when the little princesses haven't got their outfit organised/ready/on yet, and were going to be late to take said mummy-slave out to lunch at the most expensive restaurant they could think of (because they do nice chips! FFS!).

Of course it's Mother's day so Cruella (grandma) had to come too, and complain about the food she wasn't paying for, and how much/how the kids did/didn't eat! And of course there was a complaint to go with each of her presents and why hadn't the kids created a masterpiece of a card with the copious arts and crafts materials we have lying around at home. (Er, those aren't arts and crafts materials, they are creations done at school, crumpled on the way home and left lying around coz mummy-slave is too darn sentimental/tired to throw them away!)

Then as it was Mother's day, we should have family time so let's play a board game together - well we all know how that ends up!! Finally evening arrived and I could return Cruella to her cave, shove a sausage and  yogurt into the mini devils faces and herd them off to bed. Of course tucking them in I said "yes, dear I've had a wonderful Mother's day, thank you so much, and I love you too!" (Now f-off to sleep so I can go and watch Timeless with a tub of Haagen-Daas and a very large G&T!).
Happy Mother's day to all you single Mums who do f-ing EVERYTHING, no matter what b*tard day it is! ;) xxx
South East & London / Re: Newbies 2017 - find local friends in the South East!
« Last post by aisham on March 19, 2017, 12:19:01 AM »
Hi, just joined. Single mum to two boys aged 2 and 4 in Dartford/Greenhithe area.
They do a good morning coffee though
General Chat & Trivia / Re: Things they say....
« Last post by Ms_wormwood on March 18, 2017, 09:05:25 AM »
After explaining exactly how and when (9am) to make the coffee last night, my morning went as follows.
6:41am. She comes and asks me how to turn on the mashine. I tell her it's early, my alarm hasn't gone off yet and to wait til it does at 9:00am. But I grab a snuggle, she reveals she's been awake for ages (an hour?) and aks to watch TV.
7:24am. She comes and asks if it's time yet.
8:32am. Is it time yet?
9:00am. My alarm goes off and she starts making coffee with a constant question and answer session being shouted through the flat (can I put the lid down? Which button is it? Etc etc)
9:01am. I get a pefect cup of coffee delivered.
9:05am. She asks if she can use the capsual tea machine to make herself truit tea and makes it.
9:40am. She asks for breakfast, cereal, which she is capable of making, but because she made coffee I have to make the cereal. At this point she is starving because she has been awake for 4 hours but never thought to make cereal or eat from the ever present and ever open fruit bowl.

But, coffee in bed, and it's not even mother's day.

She just made me a second mug and asked me to pretend to be the queen and her the ladies maid.

I might get used to this

Still don't understand the whole awake a 5am at the weekend but unwakeable at 6:45am during the week thing.
Aw sorry to have missed you
General Chat & Trivia / Re: Things they say....
« Last post by Ms_wormwood on March 17, 2017, 08:42:58 PM »
I bought the ne of those all in one capsule coffee machines with a milk foamer thing last week, and this morning mine wanted to make me coffee, but I was post coffee. She says she will make me one tomorrow morning. I will update next time I'm caffeinated
Oh man, forgot about this place. Hi guys. Another Merlot please
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