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Oh god, I was unreasonable wasn't I...

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Peanate Thu 29-Aug-13 11:17:40

I'll try to keep this short. DH and I both work full time, and we take turns leaving work a bit early to pick up the kids. He had a work function to go to tonight, so needed to leave the house by 6pm, just as I would get home (he picked up kids).

I emailed him this afternoon asking him to just get the kids in the bath, and I'd sort their dinner out when I got home. I'm not eating the same food as the kids (or him) in the evenings these days so make my dinner separately most nights.

I got home and found that whilst he had put them in the bath, he'd also made a huge pot of cheesy pasta (that I won't eat), using half the ingredients that I was planning on using for my own dinner, and also most of the milk meaning there is barely enough left for breakfast. I know he was trying to help, but it was so not what I'd asked him to do - and in fact it had made him stressed as he had run out of time to get himself ready - which is another reason why I had told him not to worry about their dinner!

Anyway so I snapped at him (for ruining my own dinner plans, and wasting ingredients), and then he snapped back at me for snapping at him.

The upshot is that he's gone out without saying goodbye, and there are two large portions of cheesy pasta in the freezer.

I'm an ungrateful controlling cow aren't I...... (Go on, give it to me....)

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Fri 30-Aug-13 15:22:38

Everlong 8 & 9 weeks - jesus wept woman, it's a wonder you are still able to post coherent sentences, definitely time for the little darlings to go back to school! Have a wine and some cake on me smile x

<studiously ignores other posts>

Lovecat Fri 30-Aug-13 15:28:02

I don't believe I used the word 'hate'. There do seem to be some women who are so threatened by the idea that a man should be expected to have some commonsense and forethought when it comes to his family that they will pour scorn and abuse upon anyone who does expect it.

Ho hum. Ishoos.

Lovecat Fri 30-Aug-13 15:28:13

Oops. Forgot the grin

everlong Fri 30-Aug-13 16:02:40

I know chipping! And I have PMT too. <scoffs cake and wine>

I think a lot of women are struggling and ready for next week.

Lovecat. Of course I don't hate women. I am one. If this was the wife that had picked the kids up, bathed them and fed them before she rushed out the door, then the DH had come home and snapped because his wife had used his ingredients ( that she didn't know he wanted to use ) I would have said the same. That he was out of order. Promise.

ChippingInNeedsSleepAndCoffee Fri 30-Aug-13 16:19:39

Everlong - I'm sending you chocolate vibes!!! notlongnow notlongnow notlongnow notlongnow

everlong Fri 30-Aug-13 16:52:16

Thank you! Chocolate is always appreciated.

<will start the diet next week> grin

littlemog Fri 30-Aug-13 17:03:52

Well as a teacher I feel that your getting excited about next week is just plan mean.

Can I have some chocolate too...(hopeful)...?

everlong Fri 30-Aug-13 17:10:57


But you've had months off wink

littlemog Fri 30-Aug-13 17:32:39

A mere 8 weeks. grin

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