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The 11 greatest worry questions asked by mums on Mumsnet

AKA the greatest things ever written on the internet.

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MUMSNET IS A giant website for parents. It has millions of unique visitors every month. It has hosted live discussion with the most powerful people in Britain. 

But most of all, it’s a place for mums to ask questions about the things that trouble them. We’ve picked out 11 of the greatest Mumsnet worry threads of all time.*

*Obviously these aren’t by any means the biggest worries mums have. But they ARE the best.


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Subject: poster’s daughter is angry with her because she can’t see the duck. “I am starting to feel like I am trapped in a 80′s text adventure.”


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Subject: self-explanatory. “I wouldn’t say that I am a prude, but I felt a bit taken aback.”

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Subject: self-explanatory. “I was wearing a rather huge, billowy skirt”.


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Subject: self-explanatory. “I was totally unprepared and only got one arm around, the other was left straggling and I accidentally cupped his balls.”


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Subject: Poster’s children made a fat ball to feed the birds, and left it in the fridge to harden. Poster’s husband came home and ate it. Said it was “a bit greasy”.

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Subject: Poster accidentally gave a four-year-old boy some handcuffs, a pair of “very naughty knickers”, and some chocolate-flavoured lube. “I know for a fact it has been opened.”


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Subject: self-explanatory. “Exactly and I mean EXACTLY.”

Source: Melissa Wiese


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Subject: Poster finds mystery object in pear, posts a photo. “Holy sh**, what if it is spider babies?”


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Subject: Poster’s partner develops odd bedroom habit. “‘Arr, the ship’s a-dockin’… He is not a sailor btw.”


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Subject: self-explanatory. “It rolled off towards the drainage hole and almost landed on an unsuspecting sunbather on balcony below.”

Source: Romel Sanchez


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Subject: Poster and partner keep a beaker of water by the bed for post-coital cleanup. “Apparently our penis beaker is strange.”

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Michael Freeman

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