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    Default Oh please tell me mummy gatherings get better as children get older - vent

    Oh for the love of god, please tell me it ends?

    Please tell me that the topic of my neighbour's episiotomy is replaced with something a little less ... medical.

    Please tell me that I don't forever have to participate in the poll: How long did you breastfeed your child/ren for?

    Please tell me that other mummies will one day want to know my name and what music I like more than they want to know whether or not I slept alongside/smacked/vaccinated my young children.

    Please tell me that mummies stop asking their offspring to perform for other mummys and I no longer have to stand and watch the responses to the question: Now show mummy how you ....

    Please tell me that the topic of birth and parenting will eventually be discussed in addition to and not to the exclusion of other interesting or important topics.

    For once, I'd love to go out and chat with other women without the birthing or parenting stuff dominating conversation. How your child is birthed, how you feed your child and how you raise your child is important to you and those in your life that have a vested interest in you and your child. Why is there the assumption that anyone outside of this circle has the right to know or is interested?

    Gah!

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    Maybe you could steer the conversation to the things you are interested in/want to talk about? Or, you could just not hang out with Mama friends?

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    If it's that bad, don't go. Or maybe go out with these mums say for a dinner night where it's just you ladies, no kids involved?

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    Gosh I hope not, cos I would have nothing to talk about

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    You're in luck, it def changes esp when they are at school

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    Quote Originally Posted by suemp View Post
    You're in luck, it def changes esp when they are at school
    Yay!
    Light at the end of the tunnel!

    Unless ...

    There are other topics I have to brace myself for?????

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    I find it depends who I hang out with as to where the conversation heads. Some mums I know talk more about that stuff than others. I've got interests other than being a mum so I find it quite easy to steer the conversation towards other things.

    p.s. It's mummIES, not mummys

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    yeps it changes..
    my oldest is 10.. the mums go out now..bars, dinner.. its way more adult and fun..

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    I haven't really ever found those topics dominated for long. Maybe in the very beginning the birth stories. But once they are told its over with. Breastfeeding? Never. Unless the child is bigger and then someone might say "oh you're still breastfeeding" . Vaccinating.. nope. Smacking? Not really. You must know women who love to debate lol. My mothers group is mostly a vent session About husbands, in laws, how tired we are and somehow the topic always turns to s3x.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ishtyban View Post
    yeps it changes..
    my oldest is 10.. the mums go out now..bars, dinner.. its way more adult and fun..
    Now THAT sounds like fun.
    Plans for a night out sound much more engaging than listening to birth plans.


 

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