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Who were your heroes or villains of the last year, and why? Who inspired you? Who had you kicking the cat across the room? They don't have to be well known, you might even want to laud the achievements of your binman. (Note that "Nick Clegg nuff said" answers puts you straight onto our naughty list)

(, Thu 29 Dec 2011, 15:05)
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Since no one else will nominate me - I nominate me for my own hero, and my own worst enemy.

Ex walked out on me (moved in with the village bike, who lived across the road from us) when I was 4 months pregnant with our second child (who is disabled) - that child is now 16, my oldest is 18. For the last 16 years I have raised my children on my own - they are good natured, well balanced, well mannered, socially adept and thoroughly lovely kids. Since their father had no input in their upbringing whatsoever (his choice), since I have no contact with my own family (bunch of bastards - my dad was the only decent one but he died a long time ago), and since I have home educated them for the last six years, I take sole credit for this.

Throughout the last 16 years I have spent minimal time on benefits (it's soul destroying being on the dole) - I worked full time for the first 10 years and then went part-time to be able to home educate effectively.

We've moved house a few times in the last 16 years too, again all organised and carried out alone - fuck paying removal company fees, I hired, drove, packed and unpacked the van on my own.

So fuck the single parent haters - not all of us are lazy chavscum dole scroungers.

So yeah, blowing my own fucking trumpet here - I'm pretty damned good, the results speak for themselves.

And my own worst enemy? I'm 48 years old, I have diabetes, arthritis in my hands, an underactive thyroid, and asthma. I neglect myself terribly, constantly forget to take my pills, smoke like a train, don't eat properly, am overweight and barely get any sleep.

The kids are older now though, and I've decided for my New Year's resolution that I'm going to spend more time and effort on myself. I think I deserve it.
(, Fri 30 Dec 2011, 23:00, 28 replies)
I nominate you.
(, Fri 30 Dec 2011, 23:47, closed)

(, Fri 30 Dec 2011, 23:56, closed)
I'm not interested in your life
and there's nothing interesting or amusing in your story.
(, Fri 30 Dec 2011, 23:52, closed)

fine with me.
(, Fri 30 Dec 2011, 23:54, closed)
It''s win win.

(, Fri 30 Dec 2011, 23:56, closed)

Begs the question though - why reply? Nowt on tv?
(, Fri 30 Dec 2011, 23:58, closed)
I thought perhaps you might not post tedious shit here, put it on mumsnet where it belongs.

(, Sat 31 Dec 2011, 0:03, closed)

Never heard of it - go there often?
(, Sat 31 Dec 2011, 0:04, closed)
You're feisty!
Wanna wrestle?
(, Sat 31 Dec 2011, 0:10, closed)

Only in warm custard - game?
(, Sat 31 Dec 2011, 0:10, closed)
Make it blancmange
& I'm in if he ain't.
(, Sat 31 Dec 2011, 0:17, closed)
Tag team!

(, Sat 31 Dec 2011, 0:21, closed)

Wait up - I haven't agreed to blancmange yet! I totally refuse if it's pink - pink gives me a headache. Can we make it lime?
(, Sat 31 Dec 2011, 0:31, closed)
Like Flynn.
We must let the lady lead in these types of thing Ring.
(, Sat 31 Dec 2011, 0:35, closed)
'They are good natured, well balanced, well mannered, socially adept and thoroughly lovely kids.'
All parents think this about their kids, even if they're little fuckers of the highest order.
(, Fri 30 Dec 2011, 23:59, closed)

True enough. I'm very proud of my children, and have received many compliments on their manners and deportment - but yeah, as you say.
(, Sat 31 Dec 2011, 0:03, closed)
I didn't mean to have a dig.
It's just what struck me when I read the post.
(, Sat 31 Dec 2011, 0:21, closed)

Didn't really take it as a dig to be honest - what you say is true :P
(, Sat 31 Dec 2011, 0:29, closed)
Yeah, but does sound a lot nicer than -
"My daughter is a self-centered, spoilt-rotten, bad tempered little shit."
Doesn't it?
*But I manage somehow to love her non-the-less*
(, Sat 31 Dec 2011, 0:16, closed)
Well done you!!!
It would of been easy for you to curl up in a ball and throw the odd couple of quid at macdonalds from your benefits cheque to feed the brattlings!!

respect to you!!!
(, Sat 31 Dec 2011, 10:35, closed)
Excellent beakering. 9/10.

(, Sat 31 Dec 2011, 11:31, closed)
I like this.

(, Sun 1 Jan 2012, 20:34, closed)
I think we have a winner

(, Sun 1 Jan 2012, 12:04, closed)
Needs more Honda's

(, Mon 2 Jan 2012, 2:16, closed)

I had a prelude once, does that count?
(, Mon 2 Jan 2012, 8:34, closed)
Gets a click from me.
You sound like a Jedi of mums.
(, Mon 2 Jan 2012, 10:51, closed)
Well, I've done a bit of research
i.e. read your 'best of', and can fully agree that you're a hero of the first water.

We managed to bring up one daughter to be responsible, healthy and independent, but that was one kid, two parents.

Hats off to you, and thanks.

And 'click'
(, Tue 3 Jan 2012, 11:45, closed)
Have a click from me.
In recognition. You sound like a real trooper
(, Tue 3 Jan 2012, 14:51, closed)

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