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In wanting to take his shopping list and shove it up his arse?

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BumWiper Sat 24-Sep-11 11:03:33

Its been a hectic few weeks here as we moved house.I've been getting things sorted slowly but surely.
DH just texted me that his parents and sister are coming over today for dinner and could I ring him with a shopping list of what I am going to cook for them.Now they are the most picky eaters ever and I would end up doing three meals.I am stressed,tired and narky and have already had a go at DH for inviting them over.I want to relax tonight not entertain them.
I'm going to tell DH that he can go to M&S and pick up some oven stuff and if they don't like it they can lump it.

StrandedBear Sat 24-Sep-11 11:05:22

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Animation Sat 24-Sep-11 11:05:34

Yes....or he can get a takeaway.

dreamingbohemian Sat 24-Sep-11 11:05:37

Excellent strategy! YANBU

PuppyMonkey Sat 24-Sep-11 11:07:38

Ignore text, go back to bed and say you had a migraine when you wake up and turn your phone back on at 6.30pm.

OpenMouthInsertFoot Sat 24-Sep-11 11:08:49

"What I am going to cook for them? When did I become the servant? 'Girl, we have guests - get in the kitchen'. Fuck off and cook for them yourself."

ought to do it grin

BumWiper Sat 24-Sep-11 11:09:39

Its best not to let DH near any heated appliances.He set the kitchen of the old house on fire twice.

So should I roll it and insert it,or scrunch and push it?

OpenMouthInsertFoot Sat 24-Sep-11 11:11:41

Now that's commitment to ensuring that you do all the cooking! Most men just make horrible food in the hope you'll never let them try again - yours burned down the kitchen! grin

worraliberty Sat 24-Sep-11 11:14:40

Its best not to let DH near any heated appliances.He set the kitchen of the old house on fire twice

I'm going to be honest then, it's your fault imo that he's like this.

If you did the same thing in your old house, would you still have had to learn not to set things on fire?

What if you or he lived alone? You'd still have to learn the basic human art of feeding yourself.

If you want his attitude to change, then yours will have to change too I'm afraid.

BumWiper Sat 24-Sep-11 11:15:07

Yes OpenMouth I have tried explainng the concept of why certain foods need to be cooked at certain temperatures for a certain lenght of time and that bunging everything under the grill because 'it cooks faster' hmm causes fires.

ChaoticAngeloftheUnderworld Sat 24-Sep-11 11:17:29

I set the kitchen on fire once when cooking blush

We're still all here grin

Tell him, as he's the one who invited them, to buy the food and cook it himself. In fact he should cook more often so he's less likely to set the kitchen on fire.

BumWiper Sat 24-Sep-11 11:19:24

He is a marketing genius but for everything else is a fool.In all fairness he does work very hard,sometimes 14 hours a day and has to travel a lot.

margerykemp Sat 24-Sep-11 11:23:14

awww poor poor him, my heart bleeds <boak>

WhoseGotMyEyebrows Sat 24-Sep-11 11:24:46

Tell him to chose the food himself, buy it bring it home and you will cook it. If half the ingredients are missing then tough, by the sounds of it they won't eat it anyway.

worraliberty Sat 24-Sep-11 11:25:09

He may work hard but everyone should know how to feed themselves and their children.

I'm sure you work hard too but if you have a family you have to know the basics of looking after them.

Anyway, I'd go with the M&S option and cook it together.

insanityscratching Sat 24-Sep-11 11:27:22

I'd suggest he books a table somewhere nice so that his family can get to see your new home and you all can try out the local facilities.

GalaxyWeaver Sat 24-Sep-11 11:29:15

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LoveBeingAMummyAgain Sat 24-Sep-11 11:30:48

Shopping list for m&s

Starter for x no.
Main course for x no.
2xside dishes for x no.
Dessert for x no.
Wine for x no.
Present for wife for doing all the cooking!

Tortington Sat 24-Sep-11 11:31:20

take away for sure

he invites them without discussing with you is very disrespectful. it indicatd to me that he doesn'[t value you as he shoudl and he certainly doesn't vslue or respect your time

Animation Sat 24-Sep-11 11:32:59

It'd be cheaper to eat out - than buy all that M&S food.

oranges Sat 24-Sep-11 11:34:07

but why do you need to give him a shopping list? does that mean he will buy the food?

StrandedBear Sat 24-Sep-11 11:34:55

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PuppyMonkey Sat 24-Sep-11 11:35:48

"has to travel a lot" grin oh that explains it all then.

Proudnscary Sat 24-Sep-11 11:40:06


WhoseGotMyEyebrows Sat 24-Sep-11 11:40:53

What's going on Custardo! grin

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