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To think I shouldn't have to give DH a lift?

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Fretful Tue 29-Dec-15 22:19:25

So, my husband's going out at 7pm tomorrow to meet his friend to watch football and have a few drinks. He's going to a pub around 8 miles away, the place is not on a regular bus route from our house (but by no means impossible), and taxi would probably cost around £10.

He's asked me to 'drop him off', i.e. do a 16 mile round trip purely to take him to the door of the pub. I am 8 months pregnant and have a 4 and a 7 year old.

Was I unreasonable to tell him to get a taxi?! He has managed to make me feel guilty, but I think it's a lot to ask, particularly at that time of night from the kids' point of view.

EllieJayJay Tue 29-Dec-15 22:21:44

UANBU - £10

He is being unreasonable he should be at home massaging your feet

coconutpie Tue 29-Dec-15 22:21:51

YANBU. He's being very selfish to be hauling his young DC out at that hour of the evening to go to the pub.

Aeroflotgirl Tue 29-Dec-15 22:22:14

Yanbu at all, he should be getting a taxi, cheeky sod.

coconutpie Tue 29-Dec-15 22:22:29

To add - didn't realise you were also 8mo preg! He's being very U.

EllieJayJay Tue 29-Dec-15 22:22:39

Unless your glad he's going out and you get to have some sort of grays anatomy fest once the kids are asleep ;)

CFSsucks Tue 29-Dec-15 22:25:02

I don't get the issue. If he was asking for you to pick him up after then yes YWNBU but to give him a lift before the kids are in bed, I don't see why it's a problem. I would do it. Being pregnant isn't a disability (unless you have something like SPD then I take it all back).

lucymootoo Tue 29-Dec-15 22:26:16

I would do it too. I don't see an issue. Although if you CBA then YANBU to ask him to get a taxi.

CherryPits Tue 29-Dec-15 22:27:30


Feet up, rest time.

I don't like driving in the dark much any time - because of other drivers

RubbleBubble00 Tue 29-Dec-15 22:27:33

Wouldn't bother me. I'd get him to bath kids and get them into pj before he goes then have nice sleepy children on way back and easy bed time

BadgersNadgers Tue 29-Dec-15 22:27:47

At 7pm? It's hardly midnight. I'd give him a little.

ExasperatedAlmostAlways Tue 29-Dec-15 22:28:34

Yabu my DH is doing the same and I'm happy to take him with our three kids in tow. What's the issue?

Fretful Tue 29-Dec-15 22:29:01

Well, it would be taking the kids out at a time when ideally I'd be putting them to bed. Also, not got SPD but host of other issues which obviously he's aware of.

Was just made to feel quite selfish when I thought perhaps he was being the selfish one. Who knows, eh?!

Sallyhasleftthebuilding Tue 29-Dec-15 22:29:01

Depends on the weather... likely floods, rain or gail - no chance.

Sandalwearingdoglady Tue 29-Dec-15 22:30:12

I'd do it. It's 7pm not midnight.

dementedpixie Tue 29-Dec-15 22:30:21

I would do the drop off tbh. At least he's not asking you to come and pick him up

MrsTerryPratchett Tue 29-Dec-15 22:30:35

8 months pregnant hauling two kids out at bedtime? I would do that for a major injury; spurting blood or similar. To save someone 10 quid on a night out? Fuck no.

Chippednailvarnish Tue 29-Dec-15 22:30:54

Bollocks to that, stay at home.

Glitterkitten24 Tue 29-Dec-15 22:31:12

Wouldn't bother me. Would have my 4yo in jammies and he'd likely fall asleep in the car on the way home.

On the rare occasion I go into town drinking, he'll always offer a lift too.

EllieJayJay Tue 29-Dec-15 22:31:32

If the OP was happy to do it, then ok - but she isn't and getting a 4 year old in a car at 7pm for a round trip for the sake of saving £10... She's also 8mts pregnant and whilst not a disability I bet she's shattered poor lamb

Fretful Tue 29-Dec-15 22:32:05

Interesting split opening up, love AIBU! Seems to be enough people who agree with me so I'm slightly happier smile

EllieJayJay Tue 29-Dec-15 22:32:17

Well said MrsPratchet!

DramaAlpaca Tue 29-Dec-15 22:32:40

I'd give him a lift, tbh. But he'd have to get a taxi home.

itsbetterthanabox Tue 29-Dec-15 22:32:57

Why doesn't he want to get a taxi?

BrianButterfield Tue 29-Dec-15 22:34:38

Does it happen much? I'd do it for my DH because he very rarely asks for anything like that. I wouldn't do it for a committed piss artist who is out every week.

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