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DH and making Sunday 'lunch'

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IDoTakeTwo Sun 28-Apr-13 19:51:24

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kinkyfuckery Sun 28-Apr-13 19:54:21

Bloody hell that's a bit late, what time did he start?

seriouscakeeater Sun 28-Apr-13 19:56:55

Do it your bloody self then

Tee2072 Sun 28-Apr-13 19:57:26

Is there a reason you don't do it yourself if he never does it at a reasonable hour?

kim147 Sun 28-Apr-13 20:00:04

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Snazzynewyear Sun 28-Apr-13 20:04:15

I would have sent them to bed after some other food and planned to give them leftovers tomorrow. Yes we need to know start time.

ilovemydogandMrObama Sun 28-Apr-13 20:06:29

My DH is like this. A brilliant cook, but is rubbish at cooking to a schedule, so what we do now is that he asks, 'what time do you want to eat,' and he tries to work backwards from this. Most of the time, it's late, like an hour or so.

The alternatives are that he cooks a Sunday lunch when an hour or so doesn't really matter, or he does something less complicated like bangers and mash or fish fingers.

What I tend to do on the days the DCs have sports, is to make a pasta bake or something that can be made in advance and microwaved.

BabylonReturns Sun 28-Apr-13 20:08:39

Erm, am I missing the point?

Why didn't you do the dinner then? If you want it earlier, do it yourself!

picnicbasketcase Sun 28-Apr-13 20:09:33

Either do it yourself, or at least start cooking it at a reasonable time and then let him do the rest.

Nagoo Sun 28-Apr-13 20:14:28

I'd have made a sandwich and sent them to bed. YANBU.

LadyintheRadiator Sun 28-Apr-13 20:14:49

Can't you give them something else and reheat it all tomorrow?

hwjm1945 Sun 28-Apr-13 20:18:01

Just like dh tonight!kids knackered.need early night,he said he would do tea,baked pots and cottage cheese and bacon,all stuff we have in.aiming for 6pm to eat,ready at seven ten.took so long cos he had to go out and get s cucumber and feta to make a Greek salad to go with it.he did not think to put spuds in oven until he had gone to shop come back and made Greek saladshock

Nehru Sun 28-Apr-13 20:20:41

i dont see the DIY comments are useful

WHy should she not expect a meal involving kids before 8
its thoughtless of her H

EggsMichelle Sun 28-Apr-13 20:28:40

DH decided he wasn't hungry so wasn't cooking at 5.30 hmm this left me no time to eat until now (bathed, fed and put DS to bed first) I was very hungry!

IDoTakeTwo Sun 28-Apr-13 20:51:37

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kim147 Sun 28-Apr-13 20:52:50

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IDoTakeTwo Sun 28-Apr-13 20:53:00

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IDoTakeTwo Sun 28-Apr-13 20:53:56

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CitrusyOne Sun 28-Apr-13 20:57:41

FIL is the same. 'Dinner will be at 4pm' he says. Rarely is it done before 6pm.

kinkyfuckery Sun 28-Apr-13 21:01:19

He didn't put dinner on until 4.45?? What time did he plan on it being ready for?

IDoTakeTwo Sun 28-Apr-13 21:06:29

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Nehru Sun 28-Apr-13 21:09:08

Practice Sats?!! People take Sats seriously?

Lady. No

Thingiebob Sun 28-Apr-13 21:11:10

I am married to someone who doesn't understand the passage of time as well!

wonderingagain Sun 28-Apr-13 21:13:17

He sounds like a scatterbrain. I bet he's a rocket scientist or a serious intellectual.

Unami Sun 28-Apr-13 21:14:48

Is that late? Really, is 8pm considered late for a week-end dinnertime? We usually eat around then, often later. I couldn't even imagine eating dinner before 7pm.

No idea how it took so long though.

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