I was watching tv and holding the baby (6mos old) and my fiance came in the room picks up the remote and changes the channel even though i was watching something- then i (not wanting to argue) decide to get online- as i am surfing the web the baby gets fussy and fidgety so i ask my fiance to hold him for a bit so i can relax and rest my arms (mind u- i have been with him all day plus my 3 older boys so i think i am entitled to a little break right?) anyways my fiance gets mad that i asked him but takes him anyway and after 2 minutes hands him back and then my 2 yr old climbs onto me as well so i am holding a 6 month old and a 2 yr old at the same time and my fiance actually gets upset that i ask him to grab one or the other! he was too into the movie he was watching to care that i was struggling with the 2 boys! ugh! i cant stand when he acts like since im the mom i have more to do with them than he does! what to do?Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 9:54 PM on Jan. 8, 2010 in General Parenting
Answer by aklebeyers at 9:59 PM on Jan. 8, 2010
Answer by jlbohannon at 10:16 PM on Jan. 8, 2010
Answer by JazzlikeMraz at 10:27 PM on Jan. 8, 2010
Have you ever heard of "cave time" for men? Here's a quick link: http://www.midweek.com/content/columns/theyoungview_article/why_a_man_needs_his_cave_time/
Maybe you already do this, but I find when I make the effort to let my hubby have his little guy refreshing times - he's extremely more cooperative and contributive to family time. It's a very small sacrifice for a very big reward.
We've worked it out where most of his cave time is after the kids go to sleep. Tonight he's going to see some testosterone explosion flick with one of his buddies, and tomorrow, he'll be very sweet.
(I might add, if you make the extra effort to be extra sweet when he does give you some "me time," chances are he'll be more willing to do it again).
Answer by Anonymous at 10:32 PM on Jan. 8, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 10:38 PM on Jan. 8, 2010
Answer by RutterMama at 12:46 AM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 12:47 AM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by leann74016 at 12:53 AM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answered at 12:53 AM on Jan. 9, 2010 by:lean47016
my husband does that to me ALL the time, and we just have our son! It doesn't matter if its a movie or a game he can pause he still gets up set with me. I just tell him that our son is both of ours and when I need help, to atleast help when I ask. I dont usually ask a lot, b/c I am so used to doing everything. Its just a male thing for most partÂ
Answer by RutterMama at 1:14 AM on Jan. 9, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 1:16 AM on Jan. 9, 2010
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