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To expect husband to travel home with us?

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Lenny1987 Thu 22-Aug-19 21:44:21

Going on holiday to ireland on Saturday. Husband is irish, so we are spending the week in his village. We are travelling back the following sunday, all ireland final day. His team is in the final. When we were booking the flights I mentioned this to him, and he said his team wouldn't get there, and he had enough on that month (a stag weekend, and a weekend in dublin at the hurling final). Now the time has come, his team are there, and he wants to spend £200 on a new flight later that night so he can watch the match. This means I am travelling home from an 8 day holiday with all our stuff and a 10month old baby. He asked my opinion, and now hes annoyed that I dont think it's ok. His team get to this match regularly and he has been to it before. I have suggested not looking at social media and watching immediately as we return.

Pollywollydolly Thu 22-Aug-19 21:46:07

You are being unreasonable the All Ireland Final is VERY important in Ireland.

CamVegOut Thu 22-Aug-19 21:48:12

All Irelands are the pinnacle in Ireland and if your team doesn't get there very often then it is a huge deal (if you move in GAA circles. 😉)

gamerchick Thu 22-Aug-19 21:49:18

Tell him fine. But he can either take the child or the luggage with him to bring home after as you can't manage both

missbattenburg Thu 22-Aug-19 21:49:20

Can't he take all the stuff and you take the baby?

CamVegOut Thu 22-Aug-19 21:49:38

I see his team gets there alot. If it is Dublin or Kerry he is BVVvvU 😂

redbirdblackbird Thu 22-Aug-19 21:49:56

It’s very important! He’ll want to watch it will his fellow fans! Yabu
Ps travelling with 10 month old is a doddle!

HattieHu Thu 22-Aug-19 21:49:56


StCharlotte Thu 22-Aug-19 21:50:02

Can he not bring all your stuff back then you only need to bring the baby?

VeThings Thu 22-Aug-19 21:50:06

Why cant he bring all the stuff instead of you? It’s not very far to go on a plane by yourself with a baby.

KatharinaRosalie Thu 22-Aug-19 21:50:35

He takes the stuff then.

gruffalomom Thu 22-Aug-19 21:50:48

Why would you travel with all the stuff? Fly with baby and essentials and let him take the rest!

StCharlotte Thu 22-Aug-19 21:51:08

Cross post with missbattenburg!

Dilligaf81 Thu 22-Aug-19 21:51:25

I'd say he is BU. You mentioned it to him and he decided his team wouldn't get there. This is his penance for not believing in his team.
Also can you afford the extra £200 as to me that is also unreasonable along with all the other events he has attended this month.

Embracelife Thu 22-Aug-19 21:51:34

Cant see the issue
It s not a long flight
Get taxi each and.
Another time you get time to do something you like.
You don t have to take all the stuff
Take bare minimum and get him to bring the rest with him

JuneSpoon Thu 22-Aug-19 21:51:38

If it's Dublin he needn't bother, we're going to win anyway. As usual grin

But seriously, I think he should go to the match, it's a great day for a county. Let him bring the luggage though

Scratch22 Thu 22-Aug-19 21:51:46

I would insist he pays for you both to fly later together.

Ilikethisone Thu 22-Aug-19 21:52:12

Make him take the majority of the stuff. You take just the things you need.

I get it's annoying as he said he wasnt bothered. But it is big deal in Ireland.

I wouldnt make a fuss over this. Pack as light as you can for the way home.

Plenty of people travel on their own with a baby. I am from Ireland and did it quite often with my kids.

PenelopeChipShop Thu 22-Aug-19 21:52:17

Yes I was going to say if it’s a huge big deal then let him stay but he can carry the bags surely! Did he say you had to take all the stuff?!

AudacityOfHope Thu 22-Aug-19 21:52:21

You take the baby and essential baby stuff, he brings everything else.

TokyoSushi Thu 22-Aug-19 21:52:26

I don't think he's being that unreasonable if he takes all the stuff, can't you just take the baby?

lucylouis Thu 22-Aug-19 21:53:20

Why can't he bring the stuff back?

Lenny1987 Thu 22-Aug-19 21:53:32

He cant bring the stuff or the baby, because he is hoping he can get a ticket to the match, and he cant take 2 suitcases into the stadium. He cant take the baby because he then wouldn't be able to watch the match properly.
Yes his team is one of the two mentioned, they are regularly in finals, this is not a once in a lifetime opportunity.
And we have travelled extensively with the baby, but he is at an awkward age, he is able to walk and wants to get investigate everything, making it harder to manage him and all the luggage.

Newschapter Thu 22-Aug-19 21:53:50

Aww let the man go to the match! ☘️

And he can bring all the hang luggage home later on sure!

Ginger1982 Thu 22-Aug-19 21:54:20

This would piss me off too but then I don't give a shit about sport. As long as the £200 doesn't come out of joint family money then I would let him get on with it but make sure he brings some stuff home!

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