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I have taken a stand.............I am now on strike!!!!!

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Ruprekt Sun 19-May-13 19:39:34

I can take no more.

Made a lovely roast tonight. DS2 and I devoured it. Lovely.

DH picked and picked at the fat and left a HUGE pile on the side, even though it was edible, moaned that he wanted more veg and went into the kitchen to find something else to eat.

DS1 picked and picked and said he thought we were having chicken which we were not. He said he was going to throw up if he took another bite of cauliflower cheese.

So I ate my dinner, came upstairs and had a shower and have declared a strike!

I will cook for ds2 and I. DH and DS1 can cook for themselves.

Boys are 8 and 11.

I have had enough. angry

RandomMess Sun 19-May-13 19:41:20


pregnantpause Sun 19-May-13 19:43:24

Good for you. Ingratitude is not acceptable from eleven year old boys not least grown men. They should have eaten what they liked, thanked you properly, and then, maybe, found something they liked more (childhood of being force fed crap may be influencing that last part)

Bear in mind when you shop, you shop for you and ds2 alonesmile

frenchfancy Sun 19-May-13 19:46:58

Agree completely. I battle against the ingratitude with DD2. No way would I put up with it from DH.

Ruprekt Sun 19-May-13 19:48:47


thank you all for the support!

Ruprekt Sun 19-May-13 19:51:05

I wouldn't mind if someone just HELPED me meal plan.

I am sick of thinking what to eat, buy, cook. Then off I go with said plan and a list and then I buy it all, get it in the car, put it all away, without complaining.

After that, whinge whinge whinge.

Enough is enough.

LoveBeingUpAt4InTheMorning Sun 19-May-13 19:58:49

Bang out of order, your dh that is.

Startail Sun 19-May-13 20:00:33

Assuming the DS in question likes Cauliflower cheese* YANBU.

DH is being an ungrateful arse and certainly can cook for himself.

I love cauliflower cheese, but the smell makes my sister feel ill.

RandomMess Sun 19-May-13 20:02:46

I ended up delegating the whole shopping/thinking/cooking thing to dh grin

Ruprekt Sun 19-May-13 20:18:01

DS usually likes cauliflower cheese.

They are all very subdued now. grin

HerrenaHarridan Sun 19-May-13 21:06:36

U would be stinking mad if my partner behaved like that in front of the children.

How are you supposed to teach kids how to behave when the adults are still behaving like brats!

He (they!) should have eaten what they liked, left anything else, thanked you politely and asked for toast before bed!

DewDr0p Mon 20-May-13 14:15:47

I think your "d"h needs to have a think about the messages he is giving the children in terms of how it's acceptable to treat mum.

good on you for taking a stand OP!

Startail Mon 20-May-13 14:20:36

In that case YAtotallyNBU

CD and DH are being rude and can be hungry

Startail Mon 20-May-13 14:21:32

DS (kindle spell checking has gone nuts today)

Ruprekt Mon 20-May-13 22:12:45

So I cooked for ds2 and I tonight.

Dh and ds1were most put out.

Dh cooked for him and ds1 and nothing was said.

Let's see what happens tomorrow. smilesmilesmile

Ds2 thinks it is funny!

RandomMess Mon 20-May-13 22:33:07


Good for you

OneLittleToddleTerror Tue 21-May-13 09:19:05

Good on you.

But leave it to his own device, DH will just eat the same thing everyday. He had egg fried rice every day since moving out of his parents till he moved in with me. I couldn't stand having the same food even once a month. So it naturally fall onto me to meal plan. (He still has the same lunch every day, cheese on bagel). But at least DH is grateful for the meals I planned. He eats them happily.

What's your DH like foodwise?

TobyLerone Tue 21-May-13 09:23:42

Your DH sounds like a childish arse, and your DS sounds like he's copying him.

Puddlelane Tue 21-May-13 15:20:54

Good for you OP!

Mintyy Tue 21-May-13 15:25:30

Excellent. Please will you post the meals you have made for you and ds2 vs the meals he has made for himself and ds1?

fabergeegg Tue 21-May-13 15:35:48

yes please post the menus smile

HerrenaHarridan Tue 21-May-13 17:35:47

Well done op!

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