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Mummy Terminology that makes my blood boil...part two

Continued from my last post,….

9. Being referred to as 'mummy' by anyone other than your children.

Health visitors are particularly guilty of this. Read and learn: I AM NOT YOUR BLOODY MUMMY (Rupert - when you are old enough to read this, I am your mummy. Please don't get confused.)

10. Full time mum

 Does this suggest that those who work aren't also full time mums?!

11. "Are you having any more?"

Excuse me? Having anymore what? Roast beef? Baked potatoes?! Pudding? This phrase should only be used around the family dinner table. It should NEVER be used to enquire about the sex life/reproductive organs of a new mother. 

12. Abbreviations on mumsnet - DD, DS etc

 Why can't people just use the ACTUAL world to describe something? Isn't that what the English language was invented for? Are mumsnetters simple "too busy puree-ing baby food"' to write a WHOLE WORD? 

13. "Attachment Parenting"

As though those who don't sleep with/ wear their babies are not attached to them

14.Baby wearing

Since when did your baby become a piece of clothing?! 

15. "Crunchy parenting"

This new (sorry, I was just sick in my mouth) way of describing "natural" parenting e.g. baby wearing, breastfeeding, cloth nappies, home schooling, etc. Doesn't crunchy parenting just sound like Alpen?

16. "Daddy day care"

Is it really that impossible to get a daddy to look after a child that it has to be acknowledged when he does. What about bloody mummy-all- around - clock- every- waking- hour- day care? 

17. 'Is he/she down?' (comment in relation to baby falling asleep in their cot)

. Down where?

18. "A bun in the oven" or "ready to pop"

 A sure fire way to make a women sound like a vessel

Have I missed anything off the list? If so I'd love to hear them to please leave a comment below!
Tiff x


Tiffany Wright