To think DH would want to spend Father's Day with his children...

(33 Posts)

rather than buggering off on a shooting day at the range? DSs are 3 & 8 months so it's still a fairly new event & his first with DS2. If he shoots its pretty much an all day event so no chance of doing anything before or after. AIBU?

sameoldIggi Thu 13-Jun-13 19:44:51

Trackies - what if every weekend is just about him enjoying himself as he wishes?

BitOutOfPractice Thu 13-Jun-13 19:45:30

I think this isn't about father's day is it?

TBH I think he should be able to do what the heck he likes onFD

But it seems he does that on every day? And that's what is galling you?

BackforGood Thu 13-Jun-13 19:49:48

I agree that I think you've asked the wrong question.
I think YABU in regards to it being Father's Day, but YANBU is terms of one parents getting to do their hobby for a full day, child free, n a regular basis, if the other parent doesn't get the same opportunity.

Make sure you get to do what you want on Mothers Day next year OP, but there's not any point pressing him to stay home. He'll only resent it.

But if you're resentful that he has far more time to himself than you have, you need to address that.

Mintyy Thu 13-Jun-13 19:53:50

Well ... I once spent a wonderful mother's day on a child-free weekend away with friends (we were all Mums) - that was kind of the point.

We all love our children but, honestly, when they are little, the treat is to be away from them for a few hours. Or am I awful for saying that?

dubstarr73 Thu 13-Jun-13 19:55:00

Mothers Day i do what i want so i cant see why he cant do what he wants Fathers Day.

dubstarr OP says she didn't get to do what she wanted, whereas her DH gets to do what he wants every weekend. Father's Day is just highlighting that disparity.

MamaBear17 Thu 13-Jun-13 21:21:42

I told my hubby not to bother buying any silly tat for me for mothers day because all I wanted was to spend the day as a family. I think I expect him to feel the same to be honest. I have given hubby free reign on deciding what he wants to do for fathers day, as long as he understands that it will involve me and dd too!

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