Husband called my family The Brady Bunch
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?
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 ---- .
I'd let it go to be honest.
He probably loves your family and just finds them a bit overbearing.
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
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.
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