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To object to DP watching the football the day after we get married?

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LoveMyGirls Sat 15-Aug-09 13:10:52

We're getting married on the saturday, it's a fairly big do with family coming from all over, one friend is even coming from norway...

Anyway the next day the plans we roughly to have a bit of a lie in (as we're guessing we won't get to sleep until 3am ish) then get up, have a bit of a tidy up, then either have family come here or us go to them so we can see our dd's for a few hours, open presents/ cards, then finish packing for the honeymoon we go on our honeymoon the early hours of the monday so we'll need an early night too.

DP thinks he'll have enough time to watch the football at 12pm.

I think we have enough to do and by 12pm we'll be with family and I think it's rude to have football on when you're with visitors and also I think he should want to spend what little time we have with dd's that day.

I'm saying he can sky plus it and watch it later once everything is done.


GypsyMoth Sat 15-Aug-09 13:13:42

its a 90 minute game. can't see the problem. sky plus it and he might know the score in advance which spoils the game. one day married and you're controlling him already?surely there will be some male guests or relatives around who might enjoy watching it with him?

LoveMyGirls Sat 15-Aug-09 13:16:14

Lol I'm not saying he can't watch it I'm saying am I BU asking him not to because we've got other things to do. Most importantly seeing dd's as we won't see them for 2 weeks (they will be on holiday with pil and we'll be on our honeymoon)
As for controlling him one day after we're wed, I don't think that will change much after we're married we've been together nearly 8 years.

Tamarto Sat 15-Aug-09 13:17:52

It's an hour and a half, not all day.

My DP was watching a game 10minutes after me giving birth, what would you think of that. shockwink

LadyOfWaffle Sat 15-Aug-09 13:17:55

Ah, let him watch it. I don't think it's rude to have it on when people are over, if they are close friends/family and wouldn't mind. I think it's the start of the season. It's 90 minutes and will soon be over and you can stock up brownie points winkgrin

MadameCastafiore Sat 15-Aug-09 13:22:04

FFS - get a few beers in and some nachos or do beer and burgers and have a little post wedding party whilst watching the football.

You will have plenty of time to do packing etc - I have just packed for a 2 week holiday for the 4 of us - it has taken precisely 35 minutes!

GypsyMoth Sat 15-Aug-09 13:22:36

yes,but the dynamics change when you're actually married!! we were together 10 years,(my ex and i)but it all changed and felt somehow dfferent once married! psychologically somehow it was all different,hard to explain!!

yes,yabu if you ask him not to watch it. its start of new season,its all exciting with all those shiny new players to watch!and new kits!! and new managers!!

twopeople Sat 15-Aug-09 13:26:46

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Sn0wflake Sat 15-Aug-09 13:43:01

I am sooooo glad I married a man with no interest in football. I think it's one of the most pointless things to get worked up about. Anyway that doesn't help you. YANBU....I think he should focus on the children and the family. It's a game....that's all.

bigchris Sat 15-Aug-09 13:48:05

he's starting married life the way he means to go on wink
I would be fine with it and spend the ninety minutes with the dds and your mum, sister, best mate etc opening all the pressies without him
you'll have enough of him on the honeymoon grin

Saltire Sat 15-Aug-09 13:48:09

Its not as bad as DH, who 3 days after DS1 was born went to teh RAF Rugby final becasue "this is the most important thing that will ever happen to me" and left me with his mother for a week.
SO I think YAB(slightly)U

CyradisTheSeer Sat 15-Aug-09 13:57:18

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Blondeshavemorefun Sat 15-Aug-09 17:57:27

agree its 90mins so let him watch it - bet the other men would want to as well

you can have a girly gossip with your friends

FabBakerGirlIsBack Sat 15-Aug-09 18:05:12


Give him a job to do while he is watching if you want to feel like you are in charge but lighten up. You will have just got married, you should want him happy.

preciouslillywhite Sat 15-Aug-09 18:10:01

Fuckinell! I'm amazed at the answers on this one- it's like back to 1950!! wink No way AYBU!

MamaLazarou Sat 15-Aug-09 18:12:52

YANBU. This is why I married a man who hates sport.

My brother disappeared to the pub to watch the football on his wedding day. his bride had to phone him to ask him to come back and cut the cake. He mentioned his team in his speech, and the little figure on top of the cake was even dressed in his team colours. I just thought - why can't you just put your wife before your hobby for one day?

unknownrebelbang Sat 15-Aug-09 18:14:04

Waaaaay back in 66, some relative of mine got married....then at the wedding reception everyone watched the World Cup final.

TBH, if it's the team he supports, and it's on the box, the match would be on. If it's just any old team, then the match wouldn't be on.

nickelbabe Sat 15-Aug-09 18:14:33

i agree with MadameCastafiore, actually.

get all the football fans into the room with nachos and drinks etc and everyone watch it together.

makes him think he's won and it gives you time to catch up on gossip with the girlies at the same tiem (make sure you get your nachos and drinks too, though!)

BuwchBywiog Sat 15-Aug-09 18:19:50

Let him watch he won't care about the presents anyway and you'll have much more fun opening them with your daughters and and friends

Grandhighpoohba Sat 15-Aug-09 18:25:07

To give you a picture of how much worse it could be...

My mum told me that when her and my dad got married, they went for lunch after the regestry office, and then back to my dad's parents house... Where there were two seats pulled up in front of tv, one for my dad, and one for his dad, a six pack of beer and an old firm game. They then told my mum and gran to keep the noise down, the football was on! shock

Asked my dad about this, he sheepishly said, " but it was an Old Firm game..."

screamingabdab Sat 15-Aug-09 18:26:09

I'm with Snowflake

I hate bloody football

scottishmummy Sat 15-Aug-09 18:27:08

YANBU,just this time he can record and be a civil host to guests

it is the equivalent of you ignoring guests to sit and watch EastEnders

a polite request just one time to prioritise something over footy inst exactly you being a shrew

screamingabdab Sat 15-Aug-09 18:27:20

Oh, and it's SUMMER.

Football is a Winter sport. What's football doing on in August ?

< rants on ....>

screamingabdab Sat 15-Aug-09 18:28:30


scottishmummy Sat 15-Aug-09 18:29:35

Grandhighpoohba LOL auld firm game them sat like twa craws i am really getting the picture

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