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Crushed by the relentless drudgery...

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BorderBinLiner Sat 02-Jul-11 10:24:08

DH says every saturday "What are you going to do this weekend?"

if I reply go to a sculpture garden/beach/shopping this almost certainly knocked back, so what he should say is

"What area of home maintenance do you care to tackle this weekend?"

He then cherry picks the interesting bits whilst i cut the grass, cook and do childcare.

I'm so bored, I think I'd stick my head in the oven....but that would only remind me that it needs cleaning smile

schobe Sat 02-Jul-11 10:28:43

Erm...why do you let him dictate what you do? Why not take the kids to the beach?

If you do decide to do housework, why do you let him cherry pick the interesting jobs?

Am genuinely puzzled.

Cantstopshouting Sat 02-Jul-11 10:29:34

Tell DH that the DC's will die of boredom if they are not taken out somewhere interesting. Then go without him if he's nit interested.

Don't forget to tell him to cut the grass wink

Cantstopshouting Sat 02-Jul-11 10:30:50

*that should be not not nit.

Liluri Sat 02-Jul-11 10:33:03

Ooh, you need a list!

Jobs that need doing at the weekend.

Divide them in two.
One weekend you do the first half of it, he does the second.
Rotate the jobs for the next weekend.

Get up early, get your half done.
Bugger off for the day to somewhere interesting, taking DH if he has done his half.

Although I have to say anyone who put the question to me "what area of home maintenance do you care to tackle this weekend?" would be without tackle themselves fairly soon after uttering it.

BorderBinLiner Sat 02-Jul-11 10:59:17

I took the kids to the beach after school yesterday, it was lovely, I drag em out but often without DH.

DH comes from a long line of DIY enthusiasts, I come from proper trades folk who need a break.. DH sees the weekend as a chance to tackle 'jobs' and because I'm quite useful around the place I get roped in.

I'm just bored with having a seven day week and the sneaky way he sets up a situation picking off the one-off bits whilst I get the repetative bits.

Off to grow a pair....

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