Some of you may remember a post about a DH wanting their son to call the dentist to get a price on the work rather than call him himself. That was my good ol' DH. Well, he strikes again.
Because of that last dentist appointment we found out DS has a cavity so we're going back today. They called to confirm yesterday, and I knew they would but thought DH would confirm so I didn't think anything of it. I was busy yesterday so later on in the day I didn't even remember about it and never realized we hadn't confirmed and DH hadn't said anything. I opened my email at 8pm last night to find an email from my husband saying they had called and I need to call to confirm. Really? Of course by then it was too late..... grr. Thankfully they let me confirm this morning.
Anyway, I also forgot Dh didn't know DS (9) wears deodorant. (DS was embarrassed for him to know, so I just let it go, as long as he was wearing it what does it matter right?) I had already bought him some and was planning to start making him wear it this past summer, but before I could bring it up, DS said to me about how he was stinky, so that made it nice and easy for both of us.
Anyway, I realized that I didn't think DS had been wearing it lately and went in this morning to check. His reply was, "I wear it when I remember", which basically means no, he hasn't been wearing it. Well, DH's office is right there, and I thought he had already found out about the deodorant, so I said, hey, can you help me by reminding him since you're already up here? DH looks at me and says, "Deodorant? For a 9yo?" Ugh. He didn't wear it till he was 12 or 13 so he doesn't think DS needs it till then either. Then proceeded to go on (to DS!)about how it's not really necessary until DS is super stinky , blah blah blah. I told DH how things are different now and kids need stuff earlier but he thinks I'm nuts. Sheesh. You'd think he'd be happy we don't have to put up a fight about the kid wanting to not stink and be clean.
Anyway, to the main question, how would you deal with a husband like this? I swear he's completely clueless.
Asked by Anonymous at 11:41 AM on Dec. 19, 2012 in Relationships
I would treat him like he was a child. I would sit down with him at eye level with the TV off & clearly explain what his responsibilities & the daily goings on are for that day. Then I would make notes written in big letters to remind him & either stick the note to his forehead or put it on his car keys since he doesn't have a backpack
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