My family is driving me insane!!

  1. OK what would you guys do?
    My hubby has been going to visit his mom..I have no probs w/ this..THE PROB I HAVE IS.. he comes home around 8-8:30 at night expecting supper...
    WELL..the last 2 times I had supper made and waiting...He had already eaten @his mom's...
    Yes..I know what you are thinking.... why doesn't he call you?
    She doesn't have a phone and there are no phones nearby.......

    STILL irks me!!!!!!!
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   Keely-FutureRN
    Hmm... Maybe you could just prepare dinner and then just put his portion in the fridge and if he didn't eat at his moms, then tell him to heat it up himself.

    Keely
  4. by   memphispanda
    Get him a cheap cell phone and tell him that if you haven't heard from him by 7:00 you will assume that he won't be having supper at home.
  5. by   gwenith
    If you start this you will have to continue. I would tell him that you simply assumed he would have already eaten. No problem.
    If he complained - Fredge - food - DIY

    BTW I told my family that they were driving me nuts and they said that it wasn't a drive - just a short putt!
  6. by   caroladybelle
    Give him a warning - if he strikes out three times - stop making him dinner.

    He is an adult - he should be smart enough to call.
  7. by   Rapheal
    Hmmmmm... I would put his portion in the fridge and vent on the BB. And inside I would be thinking - Why didn't he bring me home some leftovers for dinner?
  8. by   renerian
    LOL I would tell him, but hey I don't have time to fret over dinner, Dinner is a 6:30pm. Be there or you miss it and I will eat your portion LOL.

    renerian
  9. by   canoehead
    He is a grown up and should know where the Kraft dinner is kept. He shouldn't complain if he doesn't let you know what he expects. And who says you have to cater to him anyway?
  10. by   sixes
    I have 5 teenage boys and a wonderful hubby.
    Supper is at 4:00 ( early but it saves the grocery bill as then there is snack at 8 instead of at 4 and 9).
    I dish out everyone's supper and if your not here you get it for snack.
    Works for me and I'm am never frustrated by no show's or lateness.
  11. by   Aussienurse2
    LOL! How much to put the phone on at Mums? It would be sooo nice not to have a phone...no calls at 0545 asking you to come in at 0600, no calls on your days off,holidays. Sigh, but then no internet.....Hmmm...will have to think a little longer on that one.
  12. by   susanmary
    You are really fortunate if this is one of the only things that your husband does that drives you nuts. When I'm not working evenings, I try to plan dinner for a specific time -- same time every nite. It's important to me to try to have a family meal -- but not always practical with teenagers, sports, activities, etc. We don't "hold" dinner ... and leftovers are put in the fridge. Whoever wants the leftovers, can heat them up & clean up after themselves (myself included if I miss dinner.) No biggie. And there are always things like Hot Pockets in my freezer.

    Marriage is give and take. If your husband is out visiting until 8 - 8:30 -- perhaps he can pick up a pizza, grinder, etc. to bring home and eat if he doesn't want to reheat the leftovers. Or, perhaps he can go visit his mother after dinner (and he helps wash the dishes.)
    Last edit by susanmary on Apr 14, '03

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