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Because i dont bloody well think i am!

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mosschops30 Thu 04-Oct-12 20:33:12

Was away for work sun- tues, dh looked after dcs but did nothing else, food on worktoos, no washing done etc.
So yesterday i tidy up as best i can (working full time) trying to catch up on washing.
Dh and ds1 on xbox as usal.
Same tonight, finished dinner, ds2 wants to go to bed and dh and ds1 sit down for an xbox game. So i am left with all the ckearing up, washing worktops, loading dishwasher etc.
Then i spyed ds1 jumper just thrown on kitchen floor and i asked him to come and pick it up, no repky so i said i woukd count to 3, then dh pipes up 'whoa hold on we're in the middle of a game.
At which point i really lost it, went into living room and attempted to turn tv off but dh blocked me (not pushing me just putting his arm up). Ds1 is laughing through all this which i think is pretty disgusting.
I told dh he should not be encouraging this behaviour of throwing your stuff on the floor and then laughing at your own mother.
Dh said i was 'psychotic' and 'totally out of order' and took ds1 up to our room where they have been since.

So am i out of order? I am friggin livid!

AlphabetiSpaghetti Thu 04-Oct-12 20:35:23

Wait until they are asleep, and take away the Xbox. Hide it, burn it whatever. YANBU!!!

Meglet Thu 04-Oct-12 20:35:45

Nope, that would have pissed me off too angry. He's an adult and should act like it.

apostropheuse Thu 04-Oct-12 20:38:07

YANBU your husband is being a complete and utter arsehole.

You don't need to put up with that crap. You need to have a serious talk with him. How dare he do that to you in front of your son?

No wonder I don't want a bloody man when I read this kind of stuff!

Leena49 Thu 04-Oct-12 20:38:20

It all sounds like my idea of hell really. You have a very considerate thoughtful man there joking of course. Your son is learning his ways. Does your DH think a woman's place is in the kitchen. It seems like it.
Personally I wouldn't give a bloke like that the time of day. Sell the Xbox and kick ass!

KenLeeeeeee Thu 04-Oct-12 20:39:12

YANBU. This is why I utterly loathe games consoles.

Thinkability Thu 04-Oct-12 20:41:54

Sell the Xbox and kick ass!

grin agree

Numberlock Thu 04-Oct-12 20:44:08

So because you were working away, you have to catch up on all the jobs when you get back? That's unacceptable even if you'd been on holiday!

Your husband's a disrespectful arse but what concerns me more is the message he's teaching his son about how to treat his mother and women in general.

iklboo Thu 04-Oct-12 20:44:14

Controllers would be taken to work with me & locked in a cupboard and the lead from out of the back. If there was a way to password lock it I'd do that too.

tasmaniandevilchaser Thu 04-Oct-12 20:44:25

I know some long suffering woman in a similar situation who took a golf club to the TV. Normally I would be a bit shock at that kind of thing, but knowing how lazy and selfish her "D"H is, and how much she does, I can totally see how she'd be driven to it.

If DH did this to me, I'd be volcanically angry.

tasmaniandevilchaser Thu 04-Oct-12 20:45:32

if DH left me to clear up and sat around playing x box I'd be v angry, I mean

Numberlock Thu 04-Oct-12 20:46:46

Is the Xbox really the issue though?

mosschops30 Thu 04-Oct-12 20:47:36

I just cant believe it tonight, i am shock. I do not want any of the dcs thinking that its ok to behave like that!
He just came down and i said 'im ready for your apology' and he replied 'you'll have a long wait'!
Im just gutted ds1 had to see me ranting but no way was i going to take that shit.
I always did 24 hours a week and did all the washing, cooking and cleaning. Now i am working full time, doing a masters degree and still expected to keep on top of all the washing and ironing and cleaning, he doesnt even do the food shop, he pays for it but i do it.
I have so much work to do, i have 2 assignments, a presentation and a 3 hour exam looming but have no time to sit down and work.

Am thoroughly pissed off tonight.

cbeebiesatemybrain Thu 04-Oct-12 20:47:59

Yanbu! Your dh should not be undermining you in front of your ds.

Mollydoggerson Thu 04-Oct-12 20:50:30

yanbu, x-boxes are addictive.

I wouldn't remove it without talking to your dh as he is not a child, but I think you need to sit down with dh and discuss each parents responsibility and discuss removing the x-box to break the addiction and maybe considder returning it in a month or so.

Numberlock Thu 04-Oct-12 20:51:26

I would also speak to your son, how old is he?

I am incensed on your behalf!

pictish Thu 04-Oct-12 20:52:23

Well so would I be!!

What a prick. Sorry to say it, but you've got a job on your hands sorting this one out. I'd be livid.

Smeghead Thu 04-Oct-12 20:53:29

For a start I would not be doing any of his washing or cooking, and any of his stuff left out would be left on his side of the bed. How old is your DS? If he is old enough to reach the buttons on the washer then he is old enough to use and do his own washing too.

Oh and on Saturday, give him a shopping list and the car keys.

HumphreyCobbler Thu 04-Oct-12 20:53:57

I too am incensed on your behalf. Hang on to your righteous anger and make it work for you to sort this out.

fuzzpig Thu 04-Oct-12 20:53:59

How old are your DCs?

TBH it's no wonder your son disrespects you when his father treats you like that angry

whistlestopcafe Thu 04-Oct-12 20:56:51

YANBU! Why are you expected to do everything? If they are taking the piss I would draw up a rota so there is no ambiguity as to who does what. As you are working and studying I don't think you should have to do as much as dh.

Purplemonster Thu 04-Oct-12 20:57:12

That's bloody apalling. I know a mum who calmly and quietly went around the house with a pair of scissors and CUT THE PLUG off every tv and games console in the house for much less than this. Seems like a good solution to me.

mosschops30 Thu 04-Oct-12 20:59:00

Ds1 is 7 and a lovely sensitive boy, he has just popped his head in and i told him that daddy was silly tonight and mummy shouldnt have shouted but i am tired of picking up after everyone but like when you have to do homework before xbox then you make sure things are tidy before you play.

Numberlock Thu 04-Oct-12 20:59:29

Has this been the 'arrangement' ever since you got married, OP? Ie have you always done the bulk of the housework?

bringmeroses Thu 04-Oct-12 20:59:51

IF you are working full time you and DH should be sharing chores and he should be doing washing cleaning up etc if you are away to keep on top of it for you.

It is a worry that he doesn't think his behaviour was unreasonable but if this is a pattern DH and DS1 have been in for a while and getting away with it, maybe he has been taken by surprise by you suddenly blowing up at him and DS. Talk to him and hopefully he'll understand about setting a good example to your DS's and respecting what you do and everyone doing their bit to keep the place tidy. Allocate everyone jobs (rota?! bit supernanny?!) and no-one plays on XBox until XYZ is done!!!

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