It always seems to me that disciplines them, stops them eating too many sweets and other crap, tells them when to go to bed, brings them in from the garden for a bath etc etc. I am sure to them it seems like I'm just being mean and Daddy is the fun one who lets them get away with things. Anyone else feel like this?
there is an upside to this - he'll be the one they constantly hassle for stuff and attention. DH is ok food/treat wise and discipline but he pays them a lot of attention - and he constantly goes back on his word: "one more time" he says when they demand to be thrown in the air again. he then proceeds to do it about 5 times and then wonders why they constantly hassle him. he gets no peace ALL weekend.
Sandyballs its exactly the same in our house- despite trying to talk to dh on mmany occasions. he is friend I am foe ! They dont seem to hate me for it though - and some of them are big now. Dh would never discipline them and would let them eat junk etc and stay up late! Its a hard life being Mama!
dh's favourite empty threats: we won't take you out on nice days like this again; I will stop playing games like this with you; I won't come home before bedtime; and he wonders why they don't give a flying wot-knot