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To find this odd and, actually, a bit annoying

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Fireyfieryfiery Wed 07-Nov-12 19:40:43

Up until recently, I have done 100% childcare.

A few things have happened which have meant I've asked my DH to do bedtime when he gets home. Around 50:50.

Tonight, the kids are messing around it is (in the new rules) his turn. He is not happy. He turns the tv off as he walks out. So, if he cant watch tv no one can?

That's odd, isn't it ? I won't switch it on again.... I just find it odd, and not something I would ever dream of doing to him (and I was sitting in the room when he walked out and switched the tv off)

tanfastic Wed 07-Nov-12 19:42:02

A bit like a petulant child really....

mamamibbo Wed 07-Nov-12 19:42:50

it was a man strop, just turn it back on an ignore him

Coconutty Wed 07-Nov-12 19:43:04

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PhyllisDoris Wed 07-Nov-12 19:43:19

Queer folk, men.

SantasStrapOn Wed 07-Nov-12 19:43:56

Two things I can't stand: Martyrdom and sulking.

Just turn the tv back on, and keep possession of the controls.

SugaricePlumFairy Wed 07-Nov-12 19:44:50

That's arsey from him.

Put the telly back on, make a cuppa and read a mag.

SantasStrapOn Wed 07-Nov-12 19:44:52

Shit, that reads wrong.

I meant him being the sulky martyr, not you. Just in case you misread. confused

usualsuspect3 Wed 07-Nov-12 19:45:18

Turn it back on and find a programme he hates.

OldLadyKnowsNothing Wed 07-Nov-12 19:45:37

I wish dh would switch the telly off when he leaves the room. I have sat through far too many episodes of Pointless blaring away in the background.

But I'm not the OP, obv.

Were you watching it?

lizziebach Wed 07-Nov-12 19:46:09

At least yours knows how to turn the TV off, mine leaves it on if he is the last one out of the room and has no intention of going back in there for awhile.

Grab a glass of wine, put your feet up and ignore his man strop. When he comes back in thank him nicely for turning the TV off in a "oh you are so thoughtful to notice how tired I was and to turn the TV off to give me some peace and quiet" kind of way.At least that way his strop hasn't worked

Fireyfieryfiery Wed 07-Nov-12 19:46:52

Petulant child. Utterly

I won't put it back on. He switched it off. I'm not supposed to be down here enjoying myself... No no, he is. Except he's not. Because I've forced him to deals with his children.

And here I am mning. How very dare I?

ShatnersBassoon Wed 07-Nov-12 19:48:18

Did he do it without thinking? I've turned the lights off when I've walked out of a room away from an argument, making me look like a twat.

Fireyfieryfiery Wed 07-Nov-12 19:48:46

Yes, I was watching Obama <<<swoon>>>

Fireyfieryfiery Wed 07-Nov-12 19:50:00

No, shatners.... It was as very conscious decision

pigletpower Wed 07-Nov-12 19:51:39

Hang on.let me just compute this.Your husband walked out on the kids when it was his turn to look after them? Leaving them to do what? He sounds like a childish prick.Is there anyway of actually leaving the house physically? So he cannot rely on you to pick up his slack?

Coconutty Wed 07-Nov-12 19:54:20

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

JimmysMum1988 Wed 07-Nov-12 19:55:36

I'd put on a chip flick and refuse to turn it off x

Fireyfieryfiery Wed 07-Nov-12 19:55:44

No, he's gone to look smarter the kids. He just switched the tv off on me. He is looking after the kids. He's just pissed about it

Fireyfieryfiery Wed 07-Nov-12 19:56:25

After. Flipping ipad

HuwEdwards Wed 07-Nov-12 19:57:04

Bloody rude. Switch it back on and ignore.

Meandmycats Wed 07-Nov-12 19:57:11

I agree with coconutty. Yes, it was stroppy of him to turn it off but if you want it on then just turn it back on!

StuntGirl Wed 07-Nov-12 19:58:30

Turn the TV back on if you were watching it. Good god.

KellyElly Wed 07-Nov-12 19:58:57

Chip flick lol.

scrablet Wed 07-Nov-12 20:00:15

Don't get why you don't just turn it back on if you want it on?

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