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Husband called my family The Brady Bunch

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CharlieSon · 28/11/2019 10:24

Overheard DH on phone to MIL about Christmas Day. His parents were asked to join us for dinner but declined. Heard him say “thanks for leaving me to deal with the bloody Brady Bunch”. His tone suggested it was an insult but I’ve never seen it so don’t know what to make of it. AIBU to feel annoyed?

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FizzyIce · 28/11/2019 10:25

That was rude of him.
Bring him out on it !
He’s probably suggesting you’re all over the top cheerful and and perfect


NoSauce · 28/11/2019 10:26

Did you ask him what he meant?

I’m not familiar with the Brady bunch, why would it be an insult?


Cultoffortnite · 28/11/2019 10:26

Some might consider it a compliment! They were a happy blended family who loved each other! Traditional though, mom cooking amazing meals, dad out at work etc.
Essentially your husband is saying you’re family are a bit twee...


Cultoffortnite · 28/11/2019 10:28

Anytime I’ve heard Brady Bunch used as an insult it’s usually from someone who’s not got a great family dynamic it think they’re too cool to be sentimental...


MatildaTheCat · 28/11/2019 10:28

The Brady bunch were lovely but a large slightly chaotic blended family. I’m guessing he wasn’t being entirely complimentary but if you force him to watch a show he will see that they are as wholesome as apple pie. Smile


Meruem · 28/11/2019 10:30

The brady bunch were a bit chaotic as there were a lot of them! But at the same time quite innocent and caring. It's not an awful thing to say in terms of insults but I'd be intrigued as to why he said it! Do you all do sing songs and play lots of games?


TimeIhadaNameChange · 28/11/2019 10:30

I've never seen it either, but I suggest you watch an episode tonight with your DP. Don't mention the conversation, just watch him squirm.


JassyRadlett · 28/11/2019 10:30

Anytime I’ve heard Brady Bunch used as an insult it’s usually from someone who’s not got a great family dynamic it think they’re too cool to be sentimental...

Exactly this.


DeathStare · 28/11/2019 10:30

The Brady Bunch are the stereotype of a "perfect" family. Always cheerful. Everyone gets on with each other. Have perfect family Christmases. Perfect birthdays etc Everyone laughs off any misunderstanding and everyone looks after each other.

I think the worst he could be saying is that you are overly perfect. I'd laugh it off to be honest.


GiveHerHellFromUs · 28/11/2019 10:31

My family are a bit unique - very bizarre family set up and quirky. They're hard work and there's about a million of us.

DP is an only child and really struggles.
I can 100% imagine him saying something like this if he was cultured enough to know who the Brady bunch are Wink---- .
I'd let it go to be honest.

He probably loves your family and just finds them a bit overbearing.


midnightmisssuki · 28/11/2019 10:31

It’s a compliment surely!!??


Selfsettling3 · 28/11/2019 10:31

Do you have parlour games? I wanna do parlour games but have no idea what they are other than sardines and you need a NT style property to play that.


AryaStarkWolf · 28/11/2019 10:33

Yeah I would take that reference to mean too nice, too happy verging on annoying. I would definitely pull him up on it, really rude of him


steff13 · 28/11/2019 10:34

Traditional though, mom cooking amazing meals

Alice did the most of the cooking and cleaning. I don't think the mom did much of anything.


Winterdaysarehere · 28/11/2019 10:36

He could have said Adamms Family....


AryaStarkWolf · 28/11/2019 10:38

It’s a compliment surely!!??

No one is ever referred to as the Brady Bunch as a compliment, "Bloody" Brady Bunch is a big clue as well haha also having to deal with, suggests he didn't want to


TulipsTwoLips · 28/11/2019 10:38

Surely your husband is allowed an opinion? He doesn't have to like your family.


femidom12 · 28/11/2019 10:39

I call my parents in law and extended family the Munsters!


Homemadearmy · 28/11/2019 10:44

I think if he'd said you family was like the Brady bunch, that's okay.
But the “thanks for leaving me to deal with the bloody Brady Bunch”. It really depends on tone of voice, did he say it in a jokey way? If not, I'd be really upset if someone spoke about my family like that. If I'd not realised they didn't like them


NoSauce · 28/11/2019 10:46

Is there a back story then OP?

How are we supposed to know if he’s U on so little to go off?!?


70isaLimitNotaTarget · 28/11/2019 10:46

He could have said Adamms Family



malificent7 · 28/11/2019 10:46

Talk to him


dayslikethese1 · 28/11/2019 10:48

Are you all very perfect and wholesome? Grin


Sohololopopo · 28/11/2019 10:48

OP are your family like the Brady bunch?

Because I know a family like the Brady bunch and I come from quite a dysfunctional family and if I’m honest they fucking grate on me after a few hours.

I accept that I am the one in the wrong, but maybe you need to take pity on your DH? It all depends what his family dynamic are.


Sohololopopo · 28/11/2019 10:49

IS not are.

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