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What have you done with the kids?

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DaftJelly Sat 14-Jan-17 20:44:30

Went to a family thing this weekend. It was a few hours away so I travelodged it. I had three or four conversations today that went like this:

Well Meaning Relative: Hello! Blah blah blah chat and catch up. Traffic etc. What time did you get up here?

Me: I came up last night actually, it was easier.

WMR: Aw fab. What have you done with the kids then?

Me: (Um?) They're at home with DH.

WMR: How good of him! How's he coping? Did you leave them some freezer meals? What are his plans?

Me: (Eh?) I'm pretty sure they're fine...

Do I just have really old fashioned rellies or is this standard?

ZigZagIntoTheBlue Sat 14-Jan-17 20:58:22

Yes! YANBU my own dad thinks the sun shines out of dh's arse because he's looked after OUR children (while I went to visit sick nan) and put a singular load of washing on. Don't get me wrong, it's great he did the washing but no one sings my praises for doing multiple loads a week and if he went away I wouldn't get 'oh, aren't you so GOOD?! Isn't he so LUCKY!' for just doing normal mum stuff!

MinnowAndTheBear Sat 14-Jan-17 21:11:17

I think if the situation was reversed, DH's family would certainly enquire after the DC and me, what our plans were etc. But they would never ask how I was coping or assume DH had helped me in any way in order to ease things while he was away. YANBU.

hoopdeloop Sat 14-Jan-17 22:08:51

YANBU, I hate when people ask if DH is babysitting! Erm no, he is raising his son! Constantly praised for being fairly domesticated but it's just expected of me. I never get a well done for staying at home so DH can go out

IncidentalAnarchist Sat 14-Jan-17 22:10:13

As the 'breadwinner' I travel a lot with work
The amount of times I get asked who's looking after our kid whilst I'm away ffs usually women

JenniferYellowHat1980 Sat 14-Jan-17 22:13:09

I'm planning to be away with work during the week for three months (compulsory if I want to progress). It's ok, DH will do everything he normally does along with my share cope with babysitting.

CanaryFish Sat 14-Jan-17 22:14:09

I'm a sahm , If I go out with DH I get people asking "where's the little one tonight?" Coz it's apparently so surprising I left the "little one" who's nearly 5 btw - and these comments have happened since she was a baby.
I feel like saying ah she's at home playing with matches

Babyhiccups Sat 14-Jan-17 22:18:40

DH is taking shared parental leave and his Mum expressed her surprise as "he's not going to know what to do with a baby"

Funnily enough, neither am I but they're still letting me have one!!

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