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...To worry that DH is so good at everything.....

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VirginiaWoolf Fri 18-Jul-08 23:38:37

That it makes me look a tad useless???
DH is a very hands on dad - always has been, happy/grumpy/poorly children, whatever, he just gets on with it. He also does the vast majority of our cooking, and is a talented and inventive cook. He's just made and iced the most fab cake for our DD's bday party tomorrow. I tend to do the baking (he does the 'proper meals' cooking) but I'd dashed out to get the last few bits we need for the party, but I'm sure I couldn't have done nearly as well as he has!
Anyway, to get to the point - I read shocking things on here sometimes about some peoples OHs. I'm so very lucky to have him - but he's soooo good at everything that it's making me feel inadequate!

PussinJimmyChoos Fri 18-Jul-08 23:40:11

Send him to me - I'll cat you with my addy. you can have my DH - who refuses to cook grin

donovan Fri 18-Jul-08 23:45:44

Virginia, is he smug with it? If not, then don't fret, but feel smug with how clever you are for letting him be part of your life. grin

VirginiaWoolf Fri 18-Jul-08 23:46:22

Ah, now I'm certainly not wanting to get rid of him!
He does make me feel inadequate at times, though. And it's such a gorgeous cake he's made, other mums are bound to comment (assuming I made it) and I'll end up reinforcing my uselessness over and over again.....

VirginiaWoolf Fri 18-Jul-08 23:47:40

No, not smug, donovan, just very 'getting on with it 'cos it needed doing' - eg the cake, he worked out by the time I got back it would be late and I'd be knackered!

smartiejake Fri 18-Jul-08 23:50:17

You lucky, lucky thing. envy
How I would love for someone to make me feel inadequate. I would settle for someone who noticed I was in the same room.

My dh can't boil an egg and does nothing and I mean ABSOLUTELY NOTHING

yama Fri 18-Jul-08 23:53:01

I have one of those VW. With me though, it's not the stuff he does/can do that makes me feel inadequate. Its the fact that he is always considerate towards me.

bearmama Fri 18-Jul-08 23:53:03

Nice to read good stuff about a DH for a change.
There must be things you are good at smile

VirginiaWoolf Fri 18-Jul-08 23:55:23

He is a good, good man. He thinks that I need to work on my self-esteem a little, though.....

bearmama Sat 19-Jul-08 01:45:37

Maybe you do...but you must be doing something right to have found such a good man. smile

VirginiaWoolf Sat 19-Jul-08 09:30:41

Thank you all for nice comments.
Suppose I do worry that he's going to work out that he could find someone soooo much nicer than me one day. So best that I keep him busy with domestic chores so that he doesn't have time to think about it!
To be fair, he isn't completely perfect - no-one is! But I still think that the best thing about me is him, IYSWIM. Plus I do tend to hope that the DC inherit lots of his characteristics! (Alhough DD won't thank him for her hairy genes, methinks!)

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