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#1 OneProudMum

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

I went back to work a few months ago at varied casual hours. DH would get home at 4:30 PM and he would whinge when I asked him to contribute to the housework or night time routine because "he worked all day and I was at home".

He is now getting a taste of what being at home means. He is on holidays this week and I am working 9-5 so he looking after our 2 children.

DD (16 months) had a rough night's sleep which meant I could retreat to the lounge and sleep through it (which is what he does to me) and I've now been home 2 hours and doing exactly what he does - sit on the couch or go out into the shed and relax.

He picked me up for lunch and brought me home and took me back and complained about how tired he is after all the running around he has done and how tiring it is and he has just came in with a basket of washing and huffed and threw it on the couch  laugh.gif and announced we are having takeaway because he's had a huge day and "a roast is out of the question".

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#2 SUSIE25

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:13 PM

Did you record it so you can play it back anytime as required?   wink.gif
Dont forget to ask if what he did all day cos it looks like he hasnt done it ,lol

#3 OneProudMum

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:14 PM

I am killing myself laughing!

He hasn't done anything. I am just about to fold the washing and load dishes from today that haven't been touched (not including anything from dinner). haha

#4 frogsong

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

Priceless and make sure you stay firmly planted on the couch all night.  Do not do any house work......put down that washing!

#5 mitty82

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

QUOTE (frogsong @ 09/01/2013, 06:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Priceless and make sure you stay firmly planted on the couch all night.  Do not do any house work......put down that washing!



exactly. im about to venture to full time work when school goes back and omg im worried.

#6 feralgreenthumbs

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

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I can't wait for the day that happens here! The one time I worked when DP was on an RDO, he dropped DS off at his parents for the day rant.gif


Lap it up OP!

#7 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

My DH used to always come home from work and when I asked him to do something he'd say "i don't come home to relieve you of your duties" half jokingly.

My first day back at work when I came home from work and DH was looking after DS. I said "I haven't come home to relieve you of your duties" and did **** all, all evening.

The second time he looked after DS (when DS was a walking, moody, tantruming toddler), DH rang me up at work to ask what time I am coming home as DS was being grumpy and wouldn't stop screaming. It was 9:20am in the morning and I had only been at work for an hour. DH was devastated. Lol

He's never ever questioned what I "do all day" since.

#8 *melrose*

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

How funny., they have no idea how much work we do!

#9 Holidayromp

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:27 PM

QUOTE (OneProudMum @ 09/01/2013, 07:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am killing myself laughing!

He hasn't done anything. I am just about to fold the washing and load dishes from today that haven't been touched (not including anything from dinner). haha


Don't do it.  Leave it all to him otherwise he will have a whole heap of jobs for you to do once you get home.

#10 *Natski82*

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

This is awesome original.gif

#11 HeartMyBoys

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

Don't forget to fart and scratch yourself

#12 OneProudMum

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:30 PM

I just said to him in a half joking, half snarking way "what on earth have you been doing all day?"

"The kids never stop! She just wants someone to play with her all day! And don't get me started on those bloody Wiggles!!"

#13 Escapin

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:31 PM

I agree, don't start doing the 'SAHP' jobs now!he'll never learn!!!!

#14 ubermum

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:34 PM

I get to do that in March. I can't wait. Might even schedule a trip to some sort of show (he goes to car shows) without telling him one of my first days off and then lose track of time or call in at the pub and leave my phone in the car. lol.

#15 BetteBoop

Posted 09 January 2013 - 06:43 PM

QUOTE (OneProudMum @ 09/01/2013, 06:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just said to him in a half joking, half snarking way "what on earth have you been doing all day?"

"The kids never stop! She just wants someone to play with her all day! And don't get me started on those bloody Wiggles!!"


My response would be: "Oh really? I usually sit on the lounge watching Dr Phil all day while they entertain themselves doing sudoku or listening to Rachmaninoff".

#16 OneProudMum

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:28 PM

He also had to pay a couple of bills and get some groceries and was alarmed at how much things cost!



#17 blenheim

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:33 PM

Lol!

#18 mitty82

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:41 PM

some men just have no idea. So glad he is seeing it for the real thing.

#19 FeralBob!

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:42 PM

QUOTE (frogsong @ 09/01/2013, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Priceless and make sure you stay firmly planted on the couch all night.  Do not do any house work......put down that washing!

And pick up a beverage of your choice, be it wine, beer, tea, coke, whatever.

Or, better still, get him to bring it to you because you've had a hard day at work wink.gif

#20 Lil Chickens

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

DH is going to be looking after our kids two days a week in a few months once our dairy cows are all sold.

I'm worried as I think he will get a lot more done than I do, then he'll expect that of me on my two days home!

#21 IsolaBella

Posted 09 January 2013 - 07:48 PM

I did that early on with DH.

SAHM new bubs only 6wks old (refluxer). DH came in and made comment to the effect that I was home all day so XYZ housekeeping should be done ( also note this was one week after my 3hrs sleep in 3days effort with bubs).

I booked myself in for hairdressing and facial on Sat. Gave DH bottles of EBM and suggested that the washing should be done. Came home hours later and he was begging for mercy.

7yrs later he still agrees that I can have a bad day at home which is just as bad (if not worse) then a bd day at the office.



#22 OneProudMum

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:00 PM

Spare a thought for my dear husband who needed a flannel and a chair when I gave birth to our DD
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd411/...ds/IMG_3513.jpg

#23 FluffyOscar

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:14 PM

QUOTE (OneProudMum @ 09/01/2013, 09:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Spare a thought for my dear husband who needed a flannel and a chair when I gave birth to our DD
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd411/...ds/IMG_3513.jpg

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#24 Lil Chickens

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:19 PM

QUOTE (OneProudMum @ 09/01/2013, 09:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Spare a thought for my dear husband who needed a flannel and a chair when I gave birth to our DD
http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd411/...ds/IMG_3513.jpg


I don't think I have ever done this   roll2.gif .  Poor love, such hard work.

#25 Cat Burglar

Posted 09 January 2013 - 08:25 PM

I really thought my DH was going to fall over when I went back to work and he stayed home with DD. But honestly, he was much better at it!  unsure.gif




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