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To think OH is being crap or is this standard?

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appletarts Sun 24-Feb-13 19:29:30

Todays scenarios....

1. Toddler pees through knickers, trousers and wellies when out. OH stands by the car with her for 5 minutes in freezing conditions waiting for me to come back to sort it out. He has car keys in his hand and there's plenty of spare clothes in the car (I haven't specifically told him that but one second of looking he's find them in boot).

2. Baby winging and whining, I call up why baby crying? He says it's this and that. 30min later I come up and baby has temperature. He didn't notice flushed cheeks, warm back.

Every day is like this in some way and I'm getting pissed off. He doesn't take initiative, are other dads like this? Is it really all mums work? On the plus side he is gentle, calm, sweet, plays with them beautifully and is a good emotional support to me just resolutely shit at doing this hands on stuff which makes me feel I'm on my own with the responsibility parts of it all. Is this normal dad behaviour?

SoMuchToBits Mon 25-Feb-13 17:10:51

I'm not sure whether dh would have noticed if ds had had a temperature when he was a baby. There was one time when I didn't notice, and wondered why he kept crying when he usually settled to sleep well, but to be fair, I had a temperature myself at the time, so he didn't feel hot to me when I picked him up!

appletarts Mon 25-Feb-13 20:01:18

SoMuchToBits that's exactly what mine would do, not look in wardrobe!!! I honestly started thinking he had bloody amnesia so I'm glad in a way to see others 'think' like this. Hilarious stories.

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