It"s your own stupid fault if your brats trash the house

It"s your own stupid fault if your brats trash the house

It”s your own stupid fault if your brats trash the house

10:11 AM on 12th May 2011

Funny, outrageous and downright rude. Who’s in Liz Jones’ firing line this weekCreating brats: Mothers shouldn

Creating brats: Mothers shouldn”t always pander to their children (posed by model)

Do you know what really gets on my nerves It’s women who allow themselves to be bossed around by their children.

This is Sian Williams, presenter of BBC Breakfast: ‘If I haven’t had time to change, my four-year-old son will say: “Take your work clothes off, Mummy!” They expect to see me as their mum, not as I am on the telly, so I switch into jeans, boots and a jumper … being a mother is my most important job and I take it seriously.’

This is Sarah Montague, one of the presenters on Radio 4’s Today programme, a woman who can annihilate David Cameron at 40 paces: ‘I haven’t gone a night without being woken by children for years.’

She adds: ‘I get invited to a lot of things, but I choose to put my children to bed instead.’

I have a friend who is buying a house after her divorce and allowing her 14-year-old son to dictate where they live!

When I suggest somewhere lovely, I get: ‘Oh no, Sampson won’t want to cycle to see his friends, or get the bus to school.’

Another woman let her son choose her car (a wretched 4×4). Another friend has just come out of hospital to find her two teenage sons have trashed her house and ‘are cross with me for being ill. I make them separate meals as it is, as the older one is now vegetarian’.

I read a hilarious article in an interiors magazine, where the woman said: ‘I designed the house to be made of glass around a courtyard, so that I could watch my children play from the kitchen, the sitting room, the office and the bedroom.’

I suppose my viewpoint is slightly skewed as I grew up with a stay-at-home, full-time mum, when I wished she’d been glamorous and goneto cocktail parties, pecking me on my cheek and leaving wafts of Shalimar.

But being totally in thrall to your children, even the tiny ones! Allowing them to tell you what to wear and how to live

I think a lot of the problem stems from divorce, when mums, terrifiedtheir children will want to live with their ex, will do anything to placate them and even turn them into surrogate husbands.

Hobnobs stash: Cheryl Cole

Hobnobs stash: Cheryl Cole

What was more ludicrous than Cheryl Cole telling Grazia, when asked about her impending move to the U.S. to present The X Factor: ‘I’m taking chocolates and chocolate Hobnobs’

How about Anna Della Russo, a fashion ‘muse’ (ie she’s rich) writing about the Met Ball: ‘Kanye introduced me to Jay-Z, but his accent is so strong I didn’t really understand what he said to me.

‘After dinner,’ she continues, ‘Florence Welch sang and Colin Firth made a speech. Everyone was thinking: “What a great population!”

‘It was all about you Brits. McQueen managed to make a complete style exploring the place where beauty and horror meet. My wardrobe has a lot of his pret-a-porter pieces that work brilliantly for day.’

Bizarre trend: Flip boots

Bizarre trend: Flip boots

Here is a new item of clothing you didn’t know you were lacking.

Flip boots, a cross between a flip flop and a pair of boots, shown at the Chanel Resort 2012 collection earlier this week in Antibes.

These monstrosities also have little heels.

Are they for women who have just had a French pedicure and don’t want to waste their toes.

Or are they for women who want to wear flip flops, but haven’t waxed their legs