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So my dh bought me a slanket.....

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Duritzfan Fri 31-Dec-10 22:27:48

as a christmas present .... Not my main Xmas pressie - part of my stocking ...
Am IBU to feel that he sees me as sexless and pretty unattractive ? I'm only 38 FGS!
I have recently had a baby so am very self conscious about my body and whether he sees me as woman or mummy .. But still ...

A SLANKET ????? sad

LaurieFairyonthetreeEatsCake Fri 31-Dec-10 22:29:33

I have one, we are the same age.

Maybe he wants you to be comfortable while feeding?

You are overthinking this. I'm putting it down to your hormones.

Go easy on yourself.

Catsmamma Fri 31-Dec-10 22:29:38

wear it with nothing underneath?

kayah Fri 31-Dec-10 22:29:41

Do you by any chance complain that you get cold when resting on the sofa or reading a book?

Pinkflipflop Fri 31-Dec-10 22:30:46

That's not good....

What was your main present? I really wouldn't be happy with that and I'm speaking as one who has a dh who is not great at present buying!!

allnightlong Fri 31-Dec-10 22:31:28

Stop being silly he just wanted you to be warm and comfortable.

compo Fri 31-Dec-10 22:32:27

Come off it
he gets you a stocking and other presents? You're spolit
you'd soon be moaning If all you got was a self stirring mug grin

ninjinglebells Fri 31-Dec-10 22:32:52

send it to me - I'd love one!

I have to point out Christmas Pressies to my H, I think it's quite a sensible pressy considering the weather and the baby. Does that make me sad??

TitsalinaBumSquash Fri 31-Dec-10 22:33:05

My DP brought me one last year, he knows i suffer with insomnia so some nights I am literally up all night and he knows I read or watch tv during these times so he gt it so i was comfortable and warm.

Im sure your husband can see the difference between the sexy, attractive you and the Mum and woman who needs to rest in comfort and warmth now and again. I wouldn't worry. smile

PeeringIntoAFestiveVoid Fri 31-Dec-10 22:33:30

I got the cheapie version of this from my DM, and so far I'm thinking it's the static it generates that's supposed to keep me warm... grin

I don't know how you should feel. For me, I'd be pretty chuffed if my DP got me a slanket, as he knows how utterly freezing I get during the day, and how often I have to run a hot bath to warm up my fingers/toes. It would therefore be a thoughtful present.

Honeydragon Fri 31-Dec-10 22:33:31

I'm only 32 my dh bought me a slanket


a bath mat hmm

and my main present was delivered today.

I dread to think what Dh thinks of me!grin

Pinkflipflop Fri 31-Dec-10 22:33:40

She's not being silly!! A slanket is a crap present - shouldn't even be given as a present -rather something that is just bought to have in the house, not given to oh as a present, iykwim?

Pinkflipflop Fri 31-Dec-10 22:35:23

I am amused though!! Sorry OP

kikid Fri 31-Dec-10 22:35:37

i'd love a slanket...

charliesmommy Fri 31-Dec-10 22:35:54

YABVU especially if it wasnt your main present. I have been dropping hints for months and still didnt get one off anyone.

At least he went out and bought you things.

Duritzfan Fri 31-Dec-10 22:36:24

kayah - well thats his reasoning - that it has been very very cold and he wanted me to be warm ...
But he could have got me a snuggly dressing gown couldn't he ?
Doesn't a slanket say " middle aged slobbing on the couch woman who has let herself go completely "?

Aarggh - or am I being super sensitive ?

Main pressie was a lush handbag - of my favourite brand
so can't complain about gifts at all smile
just upset about what it is about me that makes him think a slanket is something I'd like....sad

Men ..... biscuit

allnightlong Fri 31-Dec-10 22:36:44

Pink she's being silly to start jumping to conclusions that her DH finds her sexless and unattractive because he got her a crap gift. Talk about OTT!

PartialToACupOfMilo Fri 31-Dec-10 22:37:47

As you recently had a baby, you could wear it backwards for night time breastfeeding sessions, maybe, so you don't, you know, get cold arms...

hmm I know, clutching at straws

InkyStamp Fri 31-Dec-10 22:39:52

I am 29 and would LOVE to get a slanket. It is the type of thing I would love to 'just buy to have in the house' but literally cannot afford/justify even the cheapo version.

So, on that note, YABU grin

Pinkflipflop Fri 31-Dec-10 22:40:20

What is handbag like? Link?

snowedinstill Fri 31-Dec-10 22:40:50

He doesn't think you're sexless and unattractive. I'm sure he's jump at the chance to grope you underneath it wink

I'm a 29 year old Slanket owner/lover. I like wearing glam clothes and going to nice bars, but god, when I get through my door, kick off the stilettoes and get with my slanket.

charliesmommy Fri 31-Dec-10 22:40:57

Doesn't a slanket say " middle aged slobbing on the couch woman who has let herself go completely "?

Well thats nice!... er no, it doesnt.. it says someone who wants to be nice and cosy and warm when its minus fecking ten outside....

If he had bought you a shopping trolley, or a pair of sheepskin slippers then maybe I could understand the indignation.. but slankets are for anyone... most of the parents I know bought one for their daughters who are in their teens and twenties!

InkyStamp Fri 31-Dec-10 22:41:31

Oh, and DH and I didnt get pressies this year so quit yer whinging! grin

greenbananas Fri 31-Dec-10 22:42:23

I've just googled to find out what a slanket is and I think they look rather comfy. If DH got me that, I wouldn't be offended. I'd think he wanted me to be warm while watching BBC Breakfast in the mornings.

Then again, I spend lots of my time slobbing around in Asda mens pyjamas with no make-up and DH doesn't seem to care at all. He still finds me sexy - I can never understand it!!

openerofjars Fri 31-Dec-10 22:42:33

I would love a slanket, but I am a couch potato and a terrible slob. I got Bedroom Athletics furry Ugg-type slippers that I asked for and am made up.

I can see how it could be misconstrued, mind you, but then I would have been pissed off at getting a fridge as my present. Household goods are verboten in our house: the day I get a Hoover for Xmas is the day DH gets his marching orders. And for similar reasons, I may not buy him smellies.grin

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