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to think its irresponsible for my OH to leave our 2 yr old downstairs on his own?

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YummyMummy1208 Thu 05-Aug-10 09:47:10


I'm so angry with him rite now and generally since our little boy was born cos he just has no clue how to watch him properly but if i ever have a go at him its 'oh shes off again...' and switches off.

Is this just a general 'men' thing??

Thismorning is a prime example, hes been taking over morning duties of late due to me being 7 month pregnant so thismorning he takes DS1 downstairs and then i can hear him saying 'So r u gonna stay downstairs and be a good boy while Daddy has a shower?' now forgive me if im being unreasonable but surely im not the only one here thinking you dont leave a 2.5 yr old downstairs - on his own - while u go upstairs to have a shower??

Whats everyones opinion on this one - Am i being unreasonable to have a go at OH??

exoticfruits Tue 13-Nov-12 08:13:47

I had forgotten this thread! The main point is that the father is an equal parent and OP isn't the senior parent who has to be referred to see what she thinks. I used to leave my 2.5yr old to have a shower- I was a single parent.

podgymumma Tue 13-Nov-12 09:18:17

YABU I do it every day.

Mylittlepuds Tue 13-Nov-12 09:45:36

Totally depends on house and child.

AngelWreakinHavoc Tue 13-Nov-12 10:01:32

Bonkers! I have just spent over an hour reading this and should be working grin

oldnewmummy Tue 13-Nov-12 10:23:00

I wonder how they're finding life in Canada ......

MayTheOddsBeEverInYourFavour Tue 13-Nov-12 10:54:20

Now this is one zombie thread I've really enjoyed grin

So many highlights but one that made me howl was 'if your going to critisise my grammar get it rite' grin

I wonder if the op is still a nightmare around

LadyBeagle Tue 13-Nov-12 10:59:02

Thanks for bumping this.
What a joy it was.
I wonder where the OP is now.

jumpingjackhash Tue 13-Nov-12 12:32:45

I've just found this thread thanks to MaryZezItsOnlyJustNovember and it's the best hour I've spent in the office for some time (should be doing something work-related rather than trying not to snigger at MN blush).

Do we think the OP has made it to Canada now?

Total classic.

Tallgiraffe Tue 13-Nov-12 13:19:30

Oh wow, thank you for bumping this. Have just read the whole thread and it has massively improved my day after a morning of refluxy baby. Wonder if they're still together? And where they're living grin

MmeLindor Tue 05-Mar-13 21:19:57

bumping just cause I can

woopsidaisy Tue 05-Mar-13 22:28:19 it REALLY worth it? I'll be up lots bf DS3.

idshagphilspencer Tue 05-Mar-13 22:29:58


mynewpassion Tue 05-Mar-13 22:40:38

I think this is the same poster who wouldn't give her neighbor a nappy when asked.

MmeLindor Tue 05-Mar-13 22:42:38

Read the thread, folks. READ THE THREAD

bugsyburge Tue 05-Mar-13 23:18:36

Never going to get those 2 hours of my life back...was worth it though!!!!

morefoolyou Mon 08-Apr-19 22:15:54

Most bonkers thread ever

Jamiefraserskilt Mon 08-Apr-19 22:31:53

I popped mine in their rooms and shut the door gate, leaving the bathroom door open so I could sing, talk to them or whatever. Depends on the child but mine were climbers so never left them downstairs alone.

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