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To keep telling DH that his friend is only a baby?

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CousCousCous Thu 14-Jul-11 14:52:10

A while ago DH accussed me of fancying his 23 year old mate. i replied "don't be daft, he's only a baby!" and this annoyed him even further and he said it was a ridiculous thing to say about a 6ft 2in heavily tattooed rugby player bloke. I thought it was hilarious so everytime he mentions him I say things like "awww bless, he's so cute" etc and if DH complains I maintain that the bloke is only a baby cos I'm a funny bastard.

AIBU?

TheProvincialLady Thu 14-Jul-11 14:53:18

It all sounds a bit immature TBH. Haven't you both got better things to do?

hmm

M0naLisa Thu 14-Jul-11 14:58:37

hmm

hes not a baby though is he?? Hes a fully grown adult.

CousCousCous Thu 14-Jul-11 14:59:20

No he really is only a baby.

Hufflepuzzpig Thu 14-Jul-11 15:00:06

What am I then, a toddler? I'm 24!

oohjarWhatsit Thu 14-Jul-11 15:00:42

oh well, when your OH starts saying your friends are cute and lovely, you wont mind either then will you

SomethingProfound Thu 14-Jul-11 15:00:48

why would you intentionally wind up your DH? Gas lighting much?

CousCousCous Thu 14-Jul-11 15:01:48

Seriously though, he IS only a baby. He has a little chubby face, bald head and a permanant boyish grin! I could just squeeze him to death.

HampstersDontSwim Thu 14-Jul-11 15:02:22

Do you fancy him though?

wink

Ihavewelliesbuttheyrenotgreen Thu 14-Jul-11 15:10:19

Why are there so many loons on mumsnet today? confused

CousCousCous Thu 14-Jul-11 15:12:01

I just want to pinch his cheeks!

mauricetinkler Thu 14-Jul-11 15:13:02

Admit it OP. You fancy baby man.

TheProvincialLady Thu 14-Jul-11 15:13:51

You need help.

bullet234 Thu 14-Jul-11 15:16:08

Perspectives on ages do change as you get older and so what may seem mature to one age group, will seem much younger to someone who is a lot older.
OP, are you in your eighties or nineties?

ShoutyHamster Thu 14-Jul-11 15:47:19

Baby man sounds a right creepy looking individual!

Badgerwife Thu 14-Jul-11 15:58:12

Wow, how patronising are you? It's probably going to sound OTT, but I find it very offensive when people refer to grown adults as babies, it might be a bit of fun to you but it's so demeaning, and if you wouldn't say it to his face then you shouldn't say it at all. Especially if he looks young. Very immature IMO.

CousCousCous Thu 14-Jul-11 16:07:54

I did tell him!! we were on a night out and he was being all gobby and loud and DH said to him "She say's you're a baby btw!" and he said "what?? who does?" and so DH pointed to me and I said "You are!! you're just a baby!" and he burst out laughing and said I was "a fucking nut" grin He's since asked DH when we're next all going out together because his wife is "fucking hilarious".

Which I am, to be fair.

Isn't a bit early in the day for wine +wine+wine?

tifflins Thu 14-Jul-11 16:10:40

Are you pissed?

JanMorrow Thu 14-Jul-11 16:13:45

Haha, well to be fair I've said "ah he's only a baby" about someone who was 21 or something, and I'm only 9 years older.. it's just a turn of phrase! YANBU.

And anyone who thinks some light hearted winding up in a relationship is "gas lighting" has ishooooos.

spookshowangel Thu 14-Jul-11 16:14:37

to be fair i do too to men that are under 24, i could not conceive of having any kind of relationship and they do seem childish in many ways, just as we were at that age no doubt, though we didnt think so at the time. so me and my friends do refer to them as babies. dont think its patronising when my 55 yr old ex employer refers to me a just a baby.

MoonGirl1981 Thu 14-Jul-11 16:15:51

Poor bloke!

Both of them!!

SomethingProfound Thu 14-Jul-11 16:15:56

hilarious? hmm really?

GnomeDePlume Thu 14-Jul-11 16:21:58

Time for you to grow up I think.

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