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to expect mother's day gift bought by dh?

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legaleagle21 · 01/04/2011 21:00

Dcs are 3 and 4. Up to now dh has bought me a present but I really suspect that this year he wont. He was off work today and appears to have to spent the whole day watching DVds - no sign of a trip to town.

But he did keep telling me dcs had made mothers day cards at nursery.

Would i be within in my rights to sulk if no present turns up.

should also point out he never got me present for our anniversary a few weeks ago either - which i let go without fuss.

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WidowWadman · 01/04/2011 21:06

are you his mother?


legaleagle21 · 01/04/2011 21:11

No but kids obviously too young - just think he should make the effort.

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RememberToPlaywiththeKids · 01/04/2011 21:18

I think things are only worth receiving if they're freely given.

so let it go.

DH announced today he hadn't realised it was mothers day on sunday so hasn't done anything. i've never been bothered about mothers day (neither was my mum which is obviously where I got it from) but he always kicked up a fuss about fathers day so I bother with that but do feel forced in to it. shame really. it's for the DCs to express in my view - if they have made cards in nursery then surely that just lovely? all the sentiment will be there when they give them to you.


MorticiaAddams · 01/04/2011 21:23

YABU. I'm fed up with Mothers Day posts and it's not even here yet.


legaleagle21 · 01/04/2011 21:23

Ok - i think your probably right - just being a bit spolit i suppose he has always been so good with things till recently. but i suppose he has a lot on but i worry in case it is the start of taking things for granted. dont want our marriage to go down that line.

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DurhamDurham · 01/04/2011 21:27

I would be upset too. My girls are teens but my dh still got home from work last night and after dinner took the girls shopping to help them choose presents for me. Nothing expensive but he will get things he knows I will love.

He might be bluffing...hopefully! Smile


COCKadoodledooo · 01/04/2011 22:23

Meh. Why do you need a present? Don't expect one and you won't be disappointed.


Tortington · 01/04/2011 22:24

presents off dh's for mothers day is fucking freaky and did i mention it was fucking freaky - jeez man, its fucking freaky.


GreenEyesandHam · 01/04/2011 22:25

Damn tooting right I would


monoid · 01/04/2011 22:44

If he usually buys you something and you always buy for him on father's day, then I don't think you are being particularly unreasonable.
And as for your anniversary - did he forget about it completely or just not celebrate it?
I'm all a bit meh about mother's day. My Mum died when I was young and no one buys for me. Dd is 8yo and always makes a lovely card though :-)

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