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    Oh blah. Kids are blardy boring. Mums who follow their kids around like the loser with no friends tagging on with the cool kids are just as bad, imo.
    Mothers have NEVER been present for their kids the whole time they're awake. Back in the day, mums were busy running a household and didn't have time for endless doting.
    I respond to my kids when they need me, and give them plenty of quality time. But the majority of the time they don't need or want my company, so I'm not going to sit around like an inactivated robot waiting for my next command.

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    Also, I love how iPhones are bad at the park, but watching and b!tching about the iPhone mummies is fine. Get back to watching your own kid, judgy pants. How did you even see me on my phone if you're so busy being the perfect mum

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    I don't take my iPad out with me or sit on my iphone when I'm taking kids to a park or to the shops having coffee and certainly wouldn't take it to a sports carnival or such. I mainly use it whilst at home or during breaks at work.

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    I actually find it really handy being able to access facebook and other social stuff quickly and easily on my phone. Means I can one handedly and quickly have a looksy at what's happening, maybe post something, take a photo of my kids and post it... all whilst still playing and interacting with my children.

    I think that works a lot better than sitting at the PC when you want a break from your kids. I get to do both at the same time. No guilt here.

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    Isn't the whole point of going to a park or play centre so they kids can have some independent play and I can have a break? (I'm a nanny - my god they're exhausting. I live for play centre day, they play and I have a coffee and an iPhone browse.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by kw123 View Post
    Me playing on my iPhone too much is the one thing I am most guilty about as a mother. I am probably worse than most as much as I hate to admit it.

    I have deleted the FB and BH app from my phone and am consciously trying really hard to only check it in the evenings or when he is not around or someone else is watching him (like now).

    But I actually find it a real problem. If I could get rid of my iPhone I would
    Same. Ive actually deleted the apps a few times but they manage to weasel their way back onto my phone again.

    Its an addiction. Stupid technology, i do think its gotten out of hand tho

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    Just because people aren't glued to the phone, doesn't mean they are following their kids around like a bad smell.

    Sure, I check my phone occasionally whilst out, but I certainly don't take my kids out and dump them so I can sit on my phone. I do that at home whilst breastfeeding

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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryGirl77 View Post
    I agree kw. I am horrified at how much time I spend on my phone
    Me too...and my iPad. I think I am addicted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rainbow road View Post
    Isn't the whole point of going to a park or play centre so they kids can have some independent play and I can have a break? (I'm a nanny - my god they're exhausting. I live for play centre day, they play and I have a coffee and an iPhone browse.)
    Play centre are the shizz, you don't have to supervise AT ALL! (i mean um... minimal supervision, of course *shifty eyes*)

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    I am reading and responding to this thread as my 2 year old happily plays in our shopping centre playground. None of the Mummy's are playing with their child. They are either watching with a glazed look in their eyes, having a coffee at the cafe nearby or on their phone. I think it's an effective use of time. Children need to learn to play on their own. I do depend many hours a day playing with DS sometimes I Nerva few minutes for me. If he was unhappy or demanding me to play with him I would be there in a second. It's not like I am not looking up and checking on him every few seconds.

    Honestly, can Mummy's not do anything right? Next we will all be fried because we don't let them learn to play on their own!

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