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To think its perfectly fine for my sis to take our kids overnight. Alone.

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macnab Fri 06-Feb-15 23:02:46

My sis is in her 30s. A responsible mature girl who is a primary school teacher and therefore commands a huge group of kids every day.

She is dating my DH brother and they pretty much live together at this stage (her house). She asked if kids could have a sleepover tonight as she'd not seen them for a while. They are 4 & 6 and adore her. All happy. Till DH realised just now that his brother isn't there tonight (he has to be somewhere early tomorrow so easier for him to stay home). DH is furious. Says that he's shocked that I habe no problem with our kids staying with a girl on her own overnight "without any male presence"

WTF hmm

I should add (and have pointed out to him) that I've often stayed here alone with the kids and its never been an issue but he's apparently too shocked, and annoyed with me, to be inclined to discuss it.

He's being a twunt isn't he.

BOFster Fri 06-Feb-15 23:04:04

I can't quite understand what he's objecting to. Did he elaborate?

MadameOvary Fri 06-Feb-15 23:04:42

I think "pfffft" is the appropriate response here.

SandorClegane Fri 06-Feb-15 23:05:33

For one thing if she's 30 she's not a girl.

fuctifino Fri 06-Feb-15 23:05:50

Erm, how odd!
And yes, top twunt.

Caronaim Fri 06-Feb-15 23:05:56

you are not being unreasonable, he is being utterly irrational.

HeartShapedBox Fri 06-Feb-15 23:06:02

hmm am I missing something here?

DeanKoontz Fri 06-Feb-15 23:06:14

Is he like this over other things?

Heynowbill Fri 06-Feb-15 23:07:07

He's clearly bonkers.

But why are you referring to a woman in her 30s as a "girl"?

EatShitDerek Fri 06-Feb-15 23:07:30

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

DeanKoontz Fri 06-Feb-15 23:07:50

How old are you and dh?

ChippingInGluggingOn Fri 06-Feb-15 23:08:34

Sandor. If someone wants to use the term girl, it's their business. Not yours.

macnab. WTAF? Does he usually come out with such weird shit?

DeanKoontz Fri 06-Feb-15 23:08:34

I think you might have it there Derek

Ohfourfoxache Fri 06-Feb-15 23:08:35

Sorry, I don't get it confused

What's the problem?

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 06-Feb-15 23:08:45

Did we miss a memo about women being incapable? confused

he's nuts of course she can look after them

HowCanIMissYouIfYouWontGoAway Fri 06-Feb-15 23:08:55

She's 30. Hardly a girl.

And a teacher.

Quite used to taking responsibility for children even without the presence of a Mighty Penis.

He needs a reality check.

Revenant Fri 06-Feb-15 23:09:02

What does he think will happen if there is no "male presence" in the house?

minesapintofwine Fri 06-Feb-15 23:09:19

Yanbu op. Dh is. Has he explained his reasons? odd opinion but he is entitled and you are entitled to ignore

macnab Fri 06-Feb-15 23:09:38

Well I'm 40 and I call everyone younger or similar age to me a girl! Just a turn of phrase really.

No elaboration, no. Yes he is a bit "like this" about other things. Was worse when they were babies but they're really quite hardy now and loving their sleepover! The 4yr old has been in bed asleep since 8pm!!

At least I know I'm right. I can now carry on sipping my G&T with a rather smug look on my face. Thankyou smile

HowCanIMissYouIfYouWontGoAway Fri 06-Feb-15 23:09:59

oh, and "too shocked and annoyed to discuss it"

is code for I'm a twat and I know I have no argument at all that's going to stand up so I'm going to go silent and claim I'm too cross to talk about it"


HowCanIMissYouIfYouWontGoAway Fri 06-Feb-15 23:10:34

I actually thought it was him referring to her as a girl, tbh.

HowCanIMissYouIfYouWontGoAway Fri 06-Feb-15 23:11:21

and that's why you were using the word

MrsTawdry Fri 06-Feb-15 23:11:37

You're not going to let him win are you OP?

NeedsAsockamnesty Fri 06-Feb-15 23:12:00


I'm a woman there are currently 8 children in my house the only male presence is a couple of the children.

Can you check with your DH if that's ok

mrsnoon Fri 06-Feb-15 23:12:20

Another one scratching my head here?!?
And if it is some kind of reverse I'll say now that I'd have no problem with my kids staying with my trainee teacher brother on his own.

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