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Ispythebearsagain Thu 13-Nov-14 17:33:48

My dd has just turned 12 months and is learning to walk (slowly, she's never crawled either so I am really keen to get her moving). She's still very very cautious but last night was getting more confident and taking a few steps by herself. My dp was sitting with his feet up in the recliner and as dd walked towards him he quickly moved his legs down so she fell over. She would have banged her head if I hadn't been quick to grab her! My poor dd got really upset but dp was just laughing and thought it was hilarious. I'm really annoyed but he doesn't get it. My mum said that if she ever sees him doing anything like that she's ringing social services.

formerbabe Thu 13-Nov-14 17:36:39

Did he do it on purpose then? What is he like otherwise?

nappiesandnaptimes Thu 13-Nov-14 17:36:59

That sounds horrible - your poor dd.

StillStayingClassySanDiego Thu 13-Nov-14 17:37:26

He was a shite and I'd find that very hard to forget! angry

What an arse

MyIronLung Thu 13-Nov-14 17:37:38

I'd be bloody fuming too!
What a prat!

I wonder how he would have felt if she had hurt herself? That's not so funny (to most people).

Ispythebearsagain Thu 13-Nov-14 17:38:27

Yes he did it on purpose. He's a bit useless sometimes but I've never seen him do anything like that before.

Vitalstatistix Thu 13-Nov-14 17:38:39

I think social services is over the top but certainly your partner is a prat.

Does he understand that he could have hurt his child? Would he have found it funny if she had banged her head and been hurt? Would that have been a funny 'youve been framed' moment for him? oh ha ha remember when I legged up the baby?... hmm

Tripping up a 12 month old and laughing about it? And carrying on laughing at her upset?

What he did was twatish.

weebarra Thu 13-Nov-14 17:39:11

Asshole. That was needlessly cruel to a wee tot.

minimommymary Thu 13-Nov-14 17:40:59

you're not unreasonable. sometimes it feels like my partner is mocking my daughter and im the 'nag' who puts him straight. he responds telling me that there can be no wrong way to parent. i find the calmer i am and usually accompanied by some tears and most affective when trying to get my point across. get some info from online about babies emotional development and some stats about being on the move- a bit of evidence in my corner always helps! or subtly encourage baby away. a few knocks never hurt anyone but i feel a baby should feel protected by their parents!

NorwaySpruce Thu 13-Nov-14 17:41:28

Is the man her father?

I wouldn't say it's an SS issue confused but it seems an unusual thing for a father to do.

Most parents are flinging themselves around trying to shove cushions into the path of falling waddlers. grin

If he's not usually a prat, perhaps he thought the child had instinctive self-righting properties or something.

LeopardInABobbleHat Thu 13-Nov-14 17:41:39

Is he always a cruel and childish knobhead?

batgirl1984 Thu 13-Nov-14 17:45:35

Minimommy of course there are wrong ways to parent. Otherwise the dole queue would be full of wannabe social workers.

Ispythebearsagain Thu 13-Nov-14 17:45:56

He can be childish, I just think he doesn't think sometimes. My mum was over the top but she isn't really his biggest fan so that's probably why!

Ispythebearsagain Thu 13-Nov-14 17:46:48

Yes, he is her dad.

CaptainAnkles Thu 13-Nov-14 17:48:18

Not funny, and I'd be wondering why on earth he would think it was. Is his sense of humour usually that shit? Cries of SS are over the top though.

LadyLuck10 Thu 13-Nov-14 17:48:28

It wasn't nice what he did.
I would be upset.
Discuss this with him rather than your mother. Your mother needs to also calm down.

BuzzardBird Thu 13-Nov-14 17:49:30

Think your Mother might be right about him...

Vivacia Thu 13-Nov-14 18:00:17

I don't know how you kept your hands off him.

EhricLovesTheBhrothers Thu 13-Nov-14 18:06:11

What a dickhead. I'd be seriously concerned about him being unsupervised with her is he has such a weird attitude to her safety and comfort.

Sunna Thu 13-Nov-14 18:06:40

I'm with your mother.

carlsonrichards Thu 13-Nov-14 18:07:30

And you have sex with this twat? 'A bit useless' and does things like this and finds it funny. What's to like?

mini, you sound like you're in an abusive relationship. Any person who mocked my child would find himself on the kerb with my foot up his arse in a second. Your poor dd.

Viviennemary Thu 13-Nov-14 18:10:56

That sounds a horrible thing to do to a one year old child and think it's funny. It isn't. I'd be reviewing my relationship.

VanitasVanitatum Thu 13-Nov-14 18:17:02

batgirl I think that was mini's partner's opinion, not her own.

OP that does sound really weird, why does your mum not like him - does he have form?

Ispythebearsagain Thu 13-Nov-14 18:24:17

She doesn't like him because he cheated on me. I know you will all be rolling your eyes but it's well and truly in the past. And she was already annoyed with dp yesterday because he doesn't like having toys all over the lounge so had put them all in a box in the cupboard under the stairs and when mum came round she wanted to know where they were. He doesn't want the dogs ruining them.

Ispythebearsagain Thu 13-Nov-14 18:25:25

He never really spends time alone with dd anyway as when I work (a couple of evenings a week) he takes her to his mums.

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