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What would happen in your house if DH/DP was in charge?

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EleanorBloodBathsket Fri 26-Oct-12 17:36:08

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queenrollo Fri 26-Oct-12 17:39:29

no kind of routine would happen at all because my DH seems utterly incapable of staying even remotely aware of the time.

For example he wouldn't be aware that it was approaching dinner time until half and hour past dinner time when DS declared he was starving.....then he would spend an hour and half cooking, rather than just bunging something quick on.

I can't complain generally because he is great at most things, he just never seems to pay attention to the passing of time...

NewNames Fri 26-Oct-12 17:40:37

It'd be messier and no clothes washing would ever be done. Bed sheets and towels would never be changed. The heating wouldn't be on (he's not tight, just doesn't put it on), there would be no booze and he'd cook three course meals every night.

I'm glad we've met in the middle! He does cooking and washing up and I do other bits and we got a cleaner soon after movimg in together! Can't complain really smile

Issy Fri 26-Oct-12 17:44:08

Everything would be fine but we'd sweat less of the small stuff. And there'd probably be less general socialising as I organise that, a bit more shouting with DD1 and a lot more perfectly balanced meals but at the 'wrong' times - macaroni cheese and tomato salad for breakfast anyone?

I know this is true because DH was in charge of the house for a few years.

MrsTerryPratchett Fri 26-Oct-12 17:44:24

I live in a democracy so it is half and half anyway <is no fun>

Ephiny Fri 26-Oct-12 17:46:40

It would be more of less the same as it is, because he is basically in charge.

Er, not in a weird sub/dom kind of way. Just because he's the more practical and organised person.

Actually the place would be overrun with spiders, they only get put outside because I shriek like a girl insist. DH quite likes them and thinks it's mean to put them outside in the cold. This almost became a deal-breaker early in our relationship when I refused to stay over at his flat unless 'Steve' went.

Everlong Fri 26-Oct-12 17:48:45

We would eat beans/cheese on toast or takeaway every night.

The dc would be bathed/showered when they began to stink.

Clothes would all be a funny colour ( he just bungs everything in the wash together )

Beds would be changed very 6 months <starts to itch>

Homework would be late or not done.

Pets would all be dead from starvation/dehydration.

Window cleaner would be taking us to court for non payment, same with gardener.

Any correspondence with both schools would be nil.

Toilets would be grim.

But house would be tidy.

He's not all bad really wink

TheDeathAndGlories Fri 26-Oct-12 17:50:03

It would be tidier except for the fact that we would be homeless because he's appalling with money

Annunziata Fri 26-Oct-12 17:50:11

He would phone MIL and she would come and run everything!

BumpingFuglies Fri 26-Oct-12 17:51:21

Absolute fecking chaos like today when I was working

oldbootface Fri 26-Oct-12 17:52:13

Groan. Is this going to be one of those All Men Are Useless threads?

alliea99 Fri 26-Oct-12 17:52:55

The house would be spotless (except the toilet) & organised.
There'd be far less money as he'd do grocery shopping daily at the co-op or spar when something ran out.
The toilet would be revolting.
DS would be wearing the same clothes 3 days in a row.

Everlong Fri 26-Oct-12 17:53:51

No of course not boots

But the OP asked what would happen if dh was in charge, folk are answering.

Chill your beef.

Ephiny Fri 26-Oct-12 17:54:01

Actually yes I think there would be a lot more MIL interference involvement if it wasn't for me. There would also be more inappropriately enormous trees plants in our tiny garden.

MIL, house spiders, and Triffids <shudders>. That's basically what it would be.

halloweeneyqueeney Fri 26-Oct-12 17:54:59

It would be tidier, better food, but the food budget would be outside our means.
Less TV, more music.

There'd be no playdates, DH likes entertaining but he is a bit crap at firming up details, he's always going to meet friends for a drink "sometime" and never gets round to it

money wise.. now, it might be okay, I'm not sure?. A couple of years ago we'ld end up homeless with shite credit - not through spending or gambling or anything, just by not managing bills etc efficiently

DS would prob have more chores

EchoBitch Fri 26-Oct-12 17:55:56

Nothing useful would happen.

It would be a dump.

Until five minutes before i got back...then they'd all be panicking and washing up and hoovering and picking up wet towels and emptying bins ad nauseum.

Then i'd get in and SHOUT you lazy BASTARD .

And no one would have got anything for Christmas or their birthdays and they'd be going back and forth to the shops for stuff they'd forgotten and the poor dog would be mental.

Oh,and the DC would have gone to school in each others clothes.

But he does try.

MrsCantSayAnything Fri 26-Oct-12 17:57:00

The DC would never go to bed, they'd have dreadlocks and no manners. They probably wouldn't go to school and social services would come round and he'd say he was home educating them.

Then he'd probably take them to see the world in his van shock

I don't want to think about it.

KenLeeeeeee Fri 26-Oct-12 17:57:47

The kitchen would be immaculate, but everywhere else would be a pig sty.

The kids would wear interesting combinations of hideously mismatched clothes as would DH .

The cats would live in the garden!

Bathtime would be a once a week affair.

There would be no sense of aesthetics when it came to arranging furniture or hanging pictures.

The walls would be covered in Iron Maiden posters...

All furniture would be Argos value range.

Everyone would be an expert at Super Mario games.

FlaminNoraImPregnantPanda Fri 26-Oct-12 17:57:51

The house would be over run with disobedient homeless terriers but other than that, it's be the same chaos as it is when I'm in charge.

halloweeneyqueeney Fri 26-Oct-12 17:57:55

oh and inlaws birthday/christmas presents would be hit n miss, sometimes non existant and sometimes 6 months early/late. Thank yous wouldn't get sent

HeinousHecate Fri 26-Oct-12 17:58:11

well, he's not not in charge now, so things would be pretty much the same as they are now, tbh. The children would probably eat more takeaways grin

If I was left to get on with it with no help (which is I assume what you're asking? Tell me if I've got hold of the wrong end of the stick grin ) the place would be a damned sight messier. I'm a slob blush

God bless that man and his hoovering obsession grin

EuroShagmore Fri 26-Oct-12 18:00:16

It would be messier.

There would be stacks of butter in EVERYTHING.

We would rarely go out.

We wouldn't have a car.

Actually not that much would change really. We're pretty much a democracy. I wouldn't say I run the household (nor would I want to). I am the tidy one but he does other stuff.

OddBoots Fri 26-Oct-12 18:00:27

It would all run as it does now, not perfect but we muddle through. Dh was in charge a few years ago when I had an extended hospital stay then recovery so I've had chance to know exactly.

EsmeWeatherwax Fri 26-Oct-12 18:00:57

Nobody would ever get anywhere on time, ever. The kids would look like they'd been showered in glue then run through a charity shop every day.

We'd have lots of money, but empty cupboards and it woul be freezing!

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