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AIBU to wish my dh would stop bragging about the chores he has done?

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toomuchpink Mon 21-Jan-13 21:40:14

It is great that he has cleared a few shelves over the last week or so, but does he have to go on about it sooooo much? I was ironing/ sweeping/ scrubbing poo out of baby vests etc at the same time. I didn't think any of these things was worth mentioning let alone reliving repeatedly. Anyone else know what I am talking about?

Tortington Tue 22-Jan-13 00:15:44

standard response thus: "what do you want a medal? you live here too"

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 22-Jan-13 00:17:27

I got a 'I don't know how you do it' yesterday. All it took was a night away with the girls. I only had to rewash all the laundry...

CocktailQueen Tue 22-Jan-13 08:57:31

YANBU!! This drives me mad too. I tend to say - 'well done! I've done the floor FOR YOU! What do YOU want me to do next?' as my dh is incapable of thinking about/seeing what needs doing. He will ask, 'What do you want me to do?' and tell the kids 'Mummy wants us to do some housework' and doesn't realise he's doing it. Arghhhhhhh. My next one will be better grin

bigbluebus Tue 22-Jan-13 09:16:05

DH winges about 'all the jobs' he has to do (ie empty dishwasher at night if he hasn't managed to delay running it until the morning so that I have to do it in the daytime). Every now and again I 'flip' and remind him of all the things I do that he takes for granted or doesn't even notice (ie every other job relating to running a house, the finances, organising everything). WHen he eventualy decides perhaps he should help out, he sits there and say 'What needs doing?' like he has lost the use of his eyesight and can't see the dust, faulty lightbulbs etc...
He also started cooking dinner at the weekends and me and DS used to laugh at DH, serving up the food, waiting until we took a mouthful and then asking "Do you like it? What do you think the 'secret' ingredient is that I have used". It was usually just a bog standard meal of the sort I cooked the other 5 days of the week, but for some reason he felt he should have praise for his efforts heaped on him because he had managed to prepare a meal (without having to juggle fetching children from after school clubs etc at the same time)!

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