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to think this wasn't "extraordinary"?

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HuffwardlyRouge Thu 30-Jul-09 09:42:10

Dh, leaving for work this morning, kisses me and the children and leaves us all in bed (me pretending to sleep for 5 more minutes while the children shriek and bundle around the bed). Half way down the stairs he turns around and comes back to the bedroom to tell me something.

"The most extraordinary thing happened last night," he says.

I sit up in bed to listen.

"After you had gone to bed, I was turning out the lights and went for a wee downstairs so I wouldn't wake everyone by flushing the chain upstairs, when suddenly I realised that... I needed a poo!"

I wait for the "extraordinary" punchline to this anecdote. Sadly, I waited in vain. That was it. The "extraordinary" thing was that my husband had a crap before coming to bed hmm. I opened my eyes for that?

I did challenge him on his interpretation of the word "extraordinary", or even whether the event was worthy of an anecdote at all. Apparently he hasn't had a poo at that time of day for over 20 years, so it was extraordinary.


Can anyone beat this EXTRAORDINARY anecdote? I bet you can't!


CybilLiberty Thu 30-Jul-09 09:44:22

Oh boring dh's, dontcha just love them!

My dh was working in Purbrook yesterday and GUESS WHAT Purbrook was mentioned on Radio 4 as he drive down.

What are the chances of that happening eh?

<Cybil prepares samurai sword for hari kari>

Lizzylou Thu 30-Jul-09 09:44:32

A few weeks ago, DH woke me at 1am to tell me that he'd seen a badger on the way home from the pub, I would normally agree with him that spotting a live badger (not just roadkill) was a lovely thing, but not when I'd been asleep for over 3 hours hmm

Well done your DH on his extraordinary bowel movements grin

EccentricaGallumbits Thu 30-Jul-09 09:47:57

I ususlly phase out when a sentence starts 'something extraordinary happened.....'

I only hear
blah blah bl blah blah bla albhbalh....amazing!'

I reply
yes dear amazing.
and he's happy and none the wiser.

GodzillasBumcheek Thu 30-Jul-09 09:49:18

i think that's what my DH does with me when i mention MN hmm

HuffwardlyRouge Thu 30-Jul-09 10:18:33

Lol - that's true, I do subject him to plenty of "really interesting" posts on Mumsnet!

daisymaybe Thu 30-Jul-09 10:22:15

my ex boyfriend still rings me most days to tell me what he's had for lunch. i also get bowel movement updates.

Portofino Thu 30-Jul-09 10:24:31

I remember my exH coming home and telling me - "You wouldn't believe it but I have just been involved in a Road Traffic Accident!"

He sounded so formal and pompous and i just burst out laughing - obviously not very appropriate at that moment, and he had to wait for me to enquire as to his health and that of the car that he'd pranged...

wastingmyejumication Thu 30-Jul-09 10:28:31

Daisy shock that's nuts!

BitOfFun Thu 30-Jul-09 10:28:39


I was practically phoning distant relatives last night and got a bit pissed to celebrate dd2's first ever poo on the toilet!

It has taken her nearly nine years (SN), so I count that as more extraordinary grin

But I promise that I have never got excited enough about my own to wake anyone up...

GodzillasBumcheek Thu 30-Jul-09 14:33:11

wasting - no, that would be a whole different update wink

comewhinewithme Thu 30-Jul-09 14:39:02

I had to listen to dp go on about two people at work who always flirt with each other hmm he wittered on and on for 10 mins just to tell me that they all spent the day calling them Marcus and Noreen ..after the two idiots people on big brother .

What a wit my Dp is .

qwertpoiuy Thu 30-Jul-09 14:43:05

OP, had your DH not poo-ed in a week and taken copious amount of laxatives? Then it would have been extraordinary.

Otherwise, bit oddhmm

Morloth Thu 30-Jul-09 14:58:32

Its cause he is a "dad" dads are just weird. My DH is slowly morphing into his dad. His stories are boring and my god am I over the "pull my finger" thing he and DS do.

wastingmyejumication Thu 30-Jul-09 17:03:39


daisymaybe Thu 30-Jul-09 18:51:27

it is weird, wasting. i am brave enough now to tell him when he's boring me. little post break-up victories.

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