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to think he is acting like a petulant child?

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Oakmaiden Fri 13-Jun-14 20:55:32

Or maybe I am. I dunno. This is, I must warn you, very, very petty. But it has climbed right up my nose.

So - daughter is at Guides. As normal I dropped her off there, dh is picking up. Dh asks what we are doing for dinner (this was a couple of hours ago, by the way). I suggest a take away, what with it being Friday, payday, and I can't be arsed to cook. And neither can he. OK, he says, ?I'll get it when I pick up daughter.

So 10 minutes before he was due to leave he asked son adn I what we would like to eat. Son says "Oh, can we get a burger from somewhere? I would prefer that to KFC". DH says, "No, the burger place is 12 miinutes drive away, and KFC is just around the corner." I jokingly said "So what you meant to ask was, what do we want from KFC". At which point dh said "Well, I can't be bothered anyway, if nobody WANTS to go to KFC I just won't get anything."

So basically we go to where he wants or do without - which in a way is fair enough, if he is going to get then it is fair that he gets final say on whre we are going. But despite the rest of the fasmily then saying "Oh, if you wanted to go to KFC that is OK, we can have that" he is still insisting that since we didn't all jump at the idea immediately then he can't be bothered to get it. So when he gets back from collecting DD I suspect ?I am going to have to sort something out. Again - would have been fine if 2 hours ago he hadn't said he would pick us up a takeaway on the way home.

I am feeling grrr. And a bit fed up of his sodding sulking.

BlackeyedSusan Fri 13-Jun-14 20:57:25

sort osomething for you and son only.

Yanbu. Sulking is so unattractive.

Imsuchamess Fri 13-Jun-14 21:00:45

He is being very childish!

ihatethecold Fri 13-Jun-14 21:05:11

So annoying, what a child.

Chippednailvarnish Fri 13-Jun-14 21:06:17

Just don't cook for him.

CoffeeTea103 Fri 13-Jun-14 21:07:46

Yanbu. Just get whatever you want for all of you, he can eat it or not.

spleenyone Fri 13-Jun-14 21:12:59

YANBU. Tell him you don't need another child to look after.

MollyHooper Fri 13-Jun-14 21:16:26

Get a delivery for you and DS. Completely ignore the sulking and watch a film or something.

I can't abide such childish stubbornness.

softlysoftly Fri 13-Jun-14 21:20:21

Do NOT make that man food

MollyHooper Fri 13-Jun-14 21:38:17

I am probably just as childish but I would get huge pleasure out of tucking into a big burger whilst he sat there huffing.

Proceeded by a large appreciative belch and tummy pat.

DoJo Fri 13-Jun-14 21:38:50

So you were supposed to magically know that he didn't want to go to the place further away? And because you didn't either nobody gets dinner or you have to cook? How is this even a situation?! I would tell him to get a grip, perhaps even insert one into an appropriate orifice...grin

Pumpkinpositive Fri 13-Jun-14 21:44:09

Isn't it just as much an effort for him to go pick your daughter up as it is to swing by a fast food joint when he's out anyway?? confused

I'd tell him you've changed your mind, go pick up your daughter yourself and come home with something nice for you and the kids. He can eat shit.

Oakmaiden Fri 13-Jun-14 22:34:08

It just drives me mad.

Hate it when he sulks.

Especially about such a non-issue.

BlackDaisies Fri 13-Jun-14 23:23:02

So what did you eat in the end?!

AgentZigzag Fri 13-Jun-14 23:33:05

Did he actually get that you were only joking?

It's the only thing I can think of that'd make him go from being totally fine to arsey with nothing in between.

Any other things he takes the wrong way? Do you have digs at him about stuff and he was just waiting for you to say something?

It still doesn't mean he's OK being a twat about it, I was just wondering what was behind it.

Did he flounce out of the room with a flourish and a huff? grin

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