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to say that no-one in the house (no not even you DH) can have a cooked breakfast every morning

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Ormirian Mon 01-Aug-11 09:45:41

during the school holidays? Weekends only.

Because we are broke atm and food bills are bloody scary.

I just reminded DH of this as he was getting a monstrous pile of bacon and eggs out of the fridge. I asked him whether he remembered hearing (and backing me up) about this last week, and his response implied that it was only meant for the children hmm

So he put it back in the fridge, forswore toast or cereal, and is sulking with the paper.


upahill Mon 01-Aug-11 09:47:28

I'm not sure tbh.

If everyone has a big breakfast will they have a smaller lunch and tea that won't cost as much?

Ormirian Mon 01-Aug-11 09:48:41

I shouldn't think so. Lunch would normally just be a sandwich or beans on toast and fruit.

SheCutOffTheirTails Mon 01-Aug-11 09:50:22


Your DH is being a dick.

mousymouse Mon 01-Aug-11 09:51:12

yanbu, it is unfair on the dc if he has a big fry up and the dc have to go with thin gruel...

Ormirian Mon 01-Aug-11 09:53:45

LOL at thin gruel!

But yes, the double-standards are what are pissing me off most

DamselInDisarray Mon 01-Aug-11 09:53:52

Was you DH going to sit an eat a cooked breakfast after telling the kids that they weren't allowed one? And would they see this?

That seems cruel.

Ormirian Mon 01-Aug-11 09:54:45

The boys were still in bed and DD wouldn't want one anyway. But yes. they'd have known. But that isn't really the point.

TimeWasting Mon 01-Aug-11 09:55:24


chicletteeth Mon 01-Aug-11 09:55:54

Blimey shecutoff don't hold back grin

If he's shit with budgeting and you are broke then YANBU.

I can't say I'd take kindly to being told what to eat if I was contributing financially, but then I run my household and sort out the budget etc.. so I would be aware of (and care about) money issues.

If he wants hot food could he not just have eggs (without them meat) as a compromise, or perhaps porridge with nice toppings?

Bacon every day really isn't very good.

FWIW, I ate 2 eggs on toast every day for years; I like a hot breakfast too, so I am sympathetic.

chicletteeth Mon 01-Aug-11 09:58:11

Hold on, just re-read the last sentence of your post.

What a fucking tightwad!

No to the kids, but he can have what he likes.

I can't believe somebody would do this.

I've seen people in the supermarket buying cheap stuff for the kids and then seeing them put better quality stuff in for themselves (overheard them whilst buying my own stuff) and I was shock

If it had to be a choice, my kids would get the best food (as long as I knew they'd eat it) every time.

slartybartfast Mon 01-Aug-11 09:58:40

my dh and ds have similar attitudes.
bacon every day!.

i often suggest eggs, toms mushrooms but it seems to fall on deaf ears, unless i am cooking wink
so i understand your predicament.

how about value bacon - that might put him off grin

mumblechum1 Mon 01-Aug-11 09:58:44

Tell him you're only thinking of his arteries.

mumblechum1 Mon 01-Aug-11 09:59:24

Urgh to value bacon. My mum always tries to give us Asda Sureprice unsmoked bacon <<shudder>>

slartybartfast Mon 01-Aug-11 10:00:19

or just when its finished, its finished. no mid week shopping for extra bacon

Ormirian Mon 01-Aug-11 10:01:26

I did suggest eggs on their own but his response was to mutter a bit and rustle the paper grin

He contributes of course. But under half of what I contribute even though he now earns almost as much. But he has an overdraft because he is an utter twat with money angry so he can't increase the amount he contributes to out household account. He's done this before - got into a big overdraft I mean - but this time he's earning a huge amount more so there is no excuse. I must admit this is adding to my ire! I am a real worrier about money and budget really carefully so I get frustrated with DH.

slartybartfast Mon 01-Aug-11 10:03:00

ya definately nbu

uninspired Mon 01-Aug-11 10:03:43

YANBU - he is being a bit selfish

Ormirian Mon 01-Aug-11 10:05:16

Right. I will tell him that MN judges him a twat!

Actually no I won't. He already barely tolerates my presence atm so that would not go down well.

lifechanger Mon 01-Aug-11 10:08:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

TimeWasting Mon 01-Aug-11 10:10:21

What an arse. angry

Ormirian Mon 01-Aug-11 10:11:24

Yes they are lifechanger - but that is another thread.

Boshankles Mon 01-Aug-11 10:12:22

Was it only bacon and eggs? Cos that's not a cooked breakfast.

I'd be a bit pissed off if I was told I couldn't have bacon for my breakfast.

Isn't this the guy who wasn't allowed to go to the wedding the other week?

TimeWasting Mon 01-Aug-11 10:13:02

May I suggest he take responsibility for his own grocery shopping?
If he's not contributing sufficiently to the coffers, then it seems an easy save for you.
Might learn what budgetting is for then.

FootprintsOnTheMoon Mon 01-Aug-11 10:13:45

Ermm... Don't know how tight your budget is, but I'm a great believer in protein breakfasts. Maybe less bacon and more eggs, but, like they say "breakfast like a king; dine like a pauper".

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