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16/01/2013 at 07:39
So, was chatting to my neighbour yesterday. She was telling me what a shame it was that mr cp was running round mad last week sorting the children out. She seen him a few mornings trying to get the kids and everything in the car. Such a shame that he had to do it on his own, she doesn't think many men would put up with me working!! At least I'm off this week and he can relax a bit!
erm wtff! I was on a week of nightshift, I make h, l and I's lunches, I lay out the boys clothes, anything L needs for school, stock up the change bag and make the tea and when h gets in from work the kids have been fed and are in their jammies and he gets to sit down whilst I do bath and bed then go on a night shift. He literally has to get them dressed in the morning and take them to the cm! I think he's got a bloody good deal tbh!
' not many men would put up with me working' well not many men would earn enough that meant I didn't have to work at all so needs must and all that!
Poor mr cp! Neighbour is only in her 50s btw so not like in her 70/80 where women didn't really work
16/01/2013 at 07:52
Hope you told her what you've told us and put her in her place! Nothing to do with her anyway the cheeky old moo
16/01/2013 at 07:55
I just said tbf he literally just needs to pick them up and put them in the car, then said I was going to tell him she had grassed him up for stressing out! Hmph!
16/01/2013 at 08:08
Hah! Poor mr cp, how can you do it to him?
I had one the other day... H's friend rings about a boxing match on 15th feb he wants him to go to, bare in mind baby will be week or two old...
'Mate you need to come out, you'll be tearing your hair out after being at home with the baby. You'll be that shattered you need a break and from the mrs'
WTF? My poor HUSBAND will be tired and need a break? What does he think iv for to go through? Luckily H knew better than to agree with him.
16/01/2013 at 08:33
Terrible wife CP, you should be ashamed.
I think people will always find something to moan about.
16/01/2013 at 08:37
This really gets my goat. I earn over twice what my husband does (even working part time), pack all the bags, keep on top of the washing, do all the food shopping, plan meals for the week, keep the freezer stocked with food and I still get told by elderly relatives that my "poor H" has to do so much because he does all pick ups and drop offs at the childminder (who literally lives opposite). Yes, he probably does do more than most men but that is because he has more time than most men but he doesn't run the fort single handed! Makes me feel sorry for men too if this is all the elder generation expect of them. Life has changed so much in 50 years eh!?
16/01/2013 at 08:43
Mr CP should be offended. She obviously thinks he is incapable.
16/01/2013 at 08:45
I think that's hilarious. It's funny what neighbours & strangers must think of us working mothers. Glad you put her right.
16/01/2013 at 09:07
bless your neighbour and her backward thinking. Did you remind her that we're half a decade past the 1950's already?
16/01/2013 at 09:27
You awful wife!! Shocking!! X
16/01/2013 at 10:03
On Monday we had some wine and he was so shocked as I said I'd applied for Ls school place (he thought L was at school, well he's at pre school at the school I want him to o to but mr cp had no clue there was an application process!). He did say that there are things he didn't realise even went on and has just realised that I do them, eg its Ls birthday on Friday. Poor L would have no cake, present or card because mr cp had no idea he needed to get anything if I hadn't sorted it. He also told his mate that L hasn't had any vaccinations as the dr hasn't asked for him to come along (erm wtff!!! He's had bloody everything!)
16/01/2013 at 10:09
My neighbour said to me - Wow I often see Mr1stbaby mopping the floor, bless him...what good egg you have there -
Me: Really? DO you want to say the same to him when you see me cleaning? No? Oh whys that then? A man can do cleaning cant they????????
16/01/2013 at 10:16
CP - it's really annoying isn't it. My children wouldn't have had any christmas presents this year, and they wouldn't be getting any birthday presents if i left it to H. I'm sure he thinks santa is real and does it all.
16/01/2013 at 10:17
It doesn't bother me at all people thinking that. I know H does loads.
16/01/2013 at 10:26
I think people will comment whatever, I'm sure people feel sorry for my H going out to work at 6 and having a manual job etc etc.
16/01/2013 at 10:27
In the summer H took the four children to the playground for an hour whilst I was making copious amounts of baby purees. Once. For one hour. The amount of people who commented on what a great dad he was, how brave he was taking all 4 of them out, giving mummy a rest etc. etc.
I had all four of them everyday over the summer in a town we just moved to where we didn't know where anything was and didn't know anyone. Did anyone say what a great mum I was? No
16/01/2013 at 10:37
Heart nurse my H gets this when he takes my two food shopping with him, everyone coos over him and says what a great dad he is. I do this every single day!
16/01/2013 at 16:37
You naughty naughty wife, you must do better. In fact ask your neighbour to pay you enough money just out of the kindness of her heart and then you can stay at home and Mr CP only needs to go to work!
16/01/2013 at 16:45
Missus - its a good job you wernt at my antenatal as the MW would agree, us women, especially those BF'ing handle it much better (don't get me started)!
I too agree in principe, but thinking an hour alone in bed catchin up on sleep, not a boxing match, far from home!!
16/01/2013 at 17:16
Honestly if his mate were in front of me rather than at the end of the phone I may have lamped him
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