Do you find that when men have a cold they act as if they're really ill and can't do anything?? Whenever my DH has a cold, if he's off work, he really thinks he can't do anything in the house at all.
Last time, I asked him if he could mind the 2 DDs (8 and 5) for a grand total of 10 minutes while I nipped quickly to Tesco to buy a couple of things, so I didn't have to take them both in the car with me unnecessarily. He said, 'I'm not up to minding both of them.'
I took them with me therefore, whilst seething to myself. All he had to do was switch the TV on for them, how hard work is that?? The number of times I've felt like that and he's left them with me to go to work!
I'm sure a lot of you have similar experiences, where your man has claimed not to be up to do with something because of his cold???
He doesn't have a cold all that often, thankfully. It's just that when he has one he behaves like a child. In fact, he didn't remember he'd said that when I spoke to him about it afterwards and agreed that he'd been selfish. We'll see what happens next time.
No he's not emotionally abusive, just very annoying when he has a cold, thinks it's a massive issue. I agree that I shouldn't have asked him, I should have just said, 'I'm off to do a spot of shopping, I'll be back soon.'
But I did need to get it done quickly and I couldn't be bothered to argue about it.