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Woodentrees Wed 15-Jul-15 20:14:55

Dd has an essay to type, needs headers, footers etc. iPad is uncomfortable to type an essay on and isn't compatible with school computers. She asked dh if she could move one of the two computers he doesn't use into her study space and use that. Apparently not, because they're his. She has to use mine. Fine by me, I have an iPad, but as she quite reasonably pointed out, there are more distractions downstairs. He is now upstairs in a mood because we don't understand him. I don't, he doesn't use them! Please tell me it isn't me.

LaLyra Wed 15-Jul-15 20:17:32

Can't she use them where they are to type her essay on?

CrapBag Wed 15-Jul-15 20:18:40

So she needs a computer to do her work, he has 2, neither of which he uses and he is sulking because you don't understand him!

Well I don't understand him either. He is being selfish.

SquareStarfish Wed 15-Jul-15 20:19:26

Can she use them where they are atm?

I understand why he might be a bit possessive about them and not want them moving but at the same time if he doesn't use them he should get over it.

Justmuddlingalong Wed 15-Jul-15 20:20:22

YANBU, DH is. What a meanie! Is he always so petty and immature?

HedgehogAtHome Wed 15-Jul-15 20:22:26

It just makes me wonder what's on the computers.

TheHouseOnBellSt Wed 15-Jul-15 20:23:14

I'd make him...the bugger.

TaliZorahVasNormandy Wed 15-Jul-15 20:24:46

They are overloaded with porn are they?

TendonQueen Wed 15-Jul-15 20:25:03

Why is your stuff ok for her to share but not his? And why does he have two computers he doesn't use?

If the moving them is his problem, she should use one in the space it's in now. I can't see any reason to object to that.

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 15-Jul-15 20:28:20

So he's not prepared to let her use one of his two computers that he isnt even using and allow her to do important homework in peace and comfort?

he's a dick.

so unfair on your dd to have to sit down stairs with no privacy or personal space and do the work when there's a much better alternative.

He is the one BU!!!

Iwouldratherbemuckingout Wed 15-Jul-15 20:29:40

I'm afraid more info needed. My friends DH has this set up,,but his are exceptionally expensive for business - is it something similar?

silveroldie2 Wed 15-Jul-15 20:33:05

He's an arse. It would make me suspicious about what he has on his computers.

Mrsmorton Wed 15-Jul-15 20:35:36

YANBU. He's being a knob, poor DD, poor you, and sulking? Not cool.

Woodentrees Wed 15-Jul-15 20:38:51

No porn, I know what's on them. He doesn't use them because he is unable to sit at them. One hasn't been used for about nine years and probably doesn't have what she needs, the other is in our bedroom, not used for about three years. He has an iPad which he uses occasionally.
He feels they would be appropriated if he says yes. I've had to spend a couple of hundred quid that we can ill afford on a wee laptop for her. angry

Pipbin Wed 15-Jul-15 20:40:21

What is there to understand?
He needs to explain why he won't let her use it and 'mine', like a 3 year old just won't do.

Bigbadgeorge Wed 15-Jul-15 20:40:46

Is he upstairs sulking or cleaning up the computers?!

BigPapaChunk Wed 15-Jul-15 20:41:05

I am a geek and he is being massively unreasonable. He should be showing off the features on his computer in a sad and annoying way. There's no way anyone can write a whole essay on an ipad. When he's not looking check the recently opened files and see if anything interesting comes up.

KatieScarlettreregged Wed 15-Jul-15 20:42:50

He should be showing off the features on his computer in a sad and annoying way.

DH, is that you?????? confused

cuntycowfacemonkey Wed 15-Jul-15 20:43:59

He's a knob, what sort of father wouldn't want to help there child out and make their assignments more manageable. I hope he has some redeeming features OP?

WayneRooneysHair Wed 15-Jul-15 20:44:13

TBH I can see his point kind of, I'm possessive about my computer but on the other hand he doesn't use them.

I see the typical 'check the files' posters have appeared already.

cuntycowfacemonkey Wed 15-Jul-15 20:44:14

their child not there child

Gileswithachainsaw Wed 15-Jul-15 20:44:34

U spent money you don't have on a lap top while he's pissing a round computers tat are probably a heap of junk being that old however perfect my fine fir what she needs? what is his point exactly?

its for school work ffs

cuntycowfacemonkey Wed 15-Jul-15 20:46:42

well I'm possessive about my laptop too as I use it for my work but that said there is an accessible PC for ds1 to use pretty much whenever he wants in an office only he really uses as I prefer to work at the kitchen table and DH does everything on his laptop.

WinterBabyof89 Wed 15-Jul-15 20:47:29

Goodness, that's weird behaviour on his part. She only needs to type a freaking essay!

He is def being unreasonable.

BitOutOfPractice Wed 15-Jul-15 20:47:35

"He is now upstairs in a mood because we don't understand him."

He sounds like a 14 year old. Is he always such an arse OP?

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