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Started by pmcblonde on Dec 31, 2017 7:16:02 AM
Petty gripes

Get it out of your system before the new year...

pmcblonde - 31 Dec 2017 07:22:24 (#1 of 84)

I have come back from Christmas with the MIL having lent my house to siblings visiting my parents

I have come back to wine, cheese, chocolates, clean beds etc - all good until...

I look in the kitchen drawers and NOTHING is in the right place. We have drawer organisers! Why would you put spoons in the fork bit? Why put a serving dish in with the pans? Why a sharp knife with the table knives? Why are there measuring jugs in with the tableware?

What is WRONG with people?

And from my stay away

I am not the only person who can make a decision about what the children and MrB want to eat. They can also contribute

I am not ‘Mummy’. I have a name. The only people who should call me Mummy are the children

The only toilet activities I need to know about are the childrens.

darkhorse - 31 Dec 2017 08:50:31 (#2 of 84)

I spent twenty minutes this morning rebuilding a Lego jungle temple (with trapdoor spider!) for littledh.

Msdarkhorse just got up to go to the kitchen and trod on it, crushing it to its millions of constituent parts.

RosyLovelady - 31 Dec 2017 08:57:39 (#3 of 84)

I could have broken my neck falling over that ...

TommyDCMBR8 - 31 Dec 2017 08:59:44 (#4 of 84)

Scatter the bits around her side of the bed and hide her slippers.

invicta - 31 Dec 2017 09:37:13 (#5 of 84)

Do not buy Lego gifts, they are annoying.

RosyLovelady - 31 Dec 2017 09:39:15 (#6 of 84)

Now just you be grateful that someone was kind enough to give you a lovely Lego set.

Agaliarept - 31 Dec 2017 09:46:43 (#7 of 84)

The tricky thing with Lego is getting your kid interested so he wants to build with you but also slowly pushing him out of the way as you get on with enjoying building some ace Lego!

SantaLawls - 31 Dec 2017 09:53:14 (#8 of 84)

Even though there is just the two of us, we're not married, have no surviving parents and no kids Christmas seems to make me morph into a 1950s Stepford Wife. It's exhausting the stupid pressure I put on myself.

Gigi76 - 31 Dec 2017 10:08:41 (#9 of 84)

I am not ‘Mummy’. I have a name. The only people who should call me Mummy are the children

This! I told my mum off for this on her pre Christmas visit. It's ok if in conversation with the children but not if she's asking me a question directly.

pmcblonde - 31 Dec 2017 15:23:46 (#10 of 84)

And why would you leave a half wheel of stilton having hacked in to it from the centre? Why would you do that to cheese?

Frieda - 31 Dec 2017 16:55:18 (#11 of 84)

Why do suddenly people post Happy New Year photos/send e-mails etc. hours before they've even started the new year in their time zone? For me it's always been to wish a smooth start ('Guten Rutsch' in German) and Happy New Year after midnight.

BrouTwo - 31 Dec 2017 16:59:46 (#12 of 84)

It's because long long ago, in the days of the late 1990s, when social media was an unimaginable utopia, everybody sent text messages to their entire contacts lists at midnight and the whole of Britain's airwaves crashed under the pressure, leaving orphaned new year greetings floating in the ether until breakfast time or even later.

Since then we like to get our wishes in early, accustomed as we then became to a midnight delay.

phantlers - 31 Dec 2017 17:01:36 (#13 of 84)

I recall a Lego set from my early years, left by Santa with a note that this was to be SHARED with my younger brother.

By the time mum and dad were up we had split the set, piece for piece into two equal piles of bricks.

bossab2 - 31 Dec 2017 17:13:26 (#14 of 84)


So both got half a Death Star.

raymie - 31 Dec 2017 17:16:47 (#15 of 84)

I don’t want to eat! Asking me every 10-15 minutes won’t change that! Otherwise, i’m Having a great time

flowbagging - 31 Dec 2017 17:49:40 (#16 of 84)

Pfft! At least lego gives something to imagination, or it did, try a Bayko set for shitness.

Cordelia - 31 Dec 2017 17:53:09 (#17 of 84)

Re #11 and #12:

Ginmonkey - 31 Dec 2017 17:56:44 (#18 of 84)

#12 Ha ha Brou that is so true. I remember some years getting text messages well into the evening on New Years day.

Ginmonkey - 31 Dec 2017 17:57:36 (#19 of 84)

Pmc - sounds like they have "nosed" the cheese. An unforgiveable faux pas. Never invite them back.

pmcblonde - 31 Dec 2017 18:09:29 (#20 of 84)

Exactly Gin! Although it wasn’t our cheese so we have de-nosed but free cheese

Last time they visited they made a salad that involved taking a head of celery and instead of cutting thin slices from all stalks from the top down OR removing a stalk or two and slicing that, they hacked into the head producing random chunks of celery and leaving the head looking like it had been a practice piece in a slasher movie

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