Not to go and watch DS play cricket?

(12 Posts)
grants1000 Mon 06-May-13 18:14:48

DH played from 1.30 til 9pm yesturday, I of course had the children. Eldest has now gone to play with youngest and DH watching. Why do I have to bloody go as well? It's only for 3 hours and I have stuff to do, boring house shit none the less. If he texts me one more time I will have to tell him to F OFF. Why can't he just take them and watch? I like the peace whilst sorting stuff, uniforms, packed lunches etc He will only bugger off and talk to some man and I will be left with someone I hardly know making awkward conversation. I have greasy hair and no make up, plus it would require an outfit change to look presentable. Too much faffarama.

Anthracite Mon 06-May-13 18:18:59

I really enjoyed when my DSs played cricket. I'd take my fold-up chair and blanket, and chat with the other moms. Match tea was in the middle of the match rather than the end. Good times.

HollyBerryBush Mon 06-May-13 18:19:24

I'm with you there. Football I could cope with, 90 mins in the pissing rain, sorted. Cricket? All bloody day, nope, don't understand it, I totally don't get 2 wildly differing scores are a draw. Whats that all about?

grants1000 Mon 06-May-13 18:20:06

Yes been there done that, but he only told me they were playing this afternoon about an hour before they left, I watched many a time.

Flobbadobs Mon 06-May-13 18:26:33

I've spent many many hours watching DS play cricket and even spend time there watching the firsts for fun!
It's taken me 15 years of being with a cricket addict to get to this stage though, I gave up all resistance when it became obvious that DS is just as mad on it as DH...
Isn't there a bar at your club??

Panzee Mon 06-May-13 18:28:42

Cricket doesn't get played in the rain. Best bit about it. Bring a book. smile

HollyBerryBush Mon 06-May-13 18:30:32

But I don't want to sit in a frigging field for 6 hours so I don't

Flobbadobs Mon 06-May-13 18:31:52

But, but....
If it rains half way through the match the amount of overs gets shortened and I get a mind numbing lecture on the use of the Duckworth Lewis method to sort the scores out which makes me very glad I am partially deaf.
I prefer it when it's sunny and they play all 50 overs. It's actually less boring.
ImaybeU to have married an umpire though...

HollyBerryBush Mon 06-May-13 18:36:58

I don't get it.

I did catch half hour of a school match last week because it over ran even I know 2 batting, 11 fielding, 2 umpire things do not add up to 17 people on the pitch

Panzee Mon 06-May-13 19:27:45

Duck worth Kewis grin

I do this face when it's being explained smile

But inside my head is doing confused

I never listen.

Panzee Mon 06-May-13 19:28:28

Kewis? See, even my fingers zoned out

marriedinwhiteagain Mon 06-May-13 20:22:05

DS plays; DH umpires and scores. I drop and collect - DD and I then chill: lunch, shopping, bit of housy stuff - or sometimes dd might be singing and need dropping and collecting.

Can you work on getting a daughter (wink).

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