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Getting dressed.

(38 Posts)
Atqui Sun 30-Aug-15 12:34:06

Ok, it's Grumpy old woman again! I'm not seeking advice, as I know what I could do and say. I just want to know if anyone else feels this way. We are both retired, so I usually have breakfast in my PJs . H has shower and gets dressed before brekky. I go up to have a shower and get dressed , after breakfast and for some reason like to do this on my own now. When I was working it was a mad dash so didn't matter. Am I alone in being a bit miffed when almost as soon as I turn on the shower up comes H to fiddle around with e.g. Putting clothes away , or to have a shave.?

kittylester Wed 02-Sep-15 06:52:21

It's not anything to do with the washing and dressing but the peace and time to think about the day in prospect. 'My' shower is actually in our bedroom so I usually use it when DH is in the study getting his day sorted in his head!

Sewsilver Wed 02-Sep-15 07:17:32

Atqui, I can see that it must be annoying having your privacy invaded. But I agree with Marmight and Nannagil, I would do anything to have DH back again and now find mornings particularly difficult.

Bellasnana Wed 02-Sep-15 08:02:03

Sewsilver, Marmight, Nannagil flowers flowers flowers

kittylester Wed 02-Sep-15 08:09:59

And for you Bella! flowers

Nelliemoser Wed 02-Sep-15 08:30:56

Atqui It would get me annoyed as well. I like the privacy.
Time I got off GN and got showered and dressed.

LesleyC Wed 02-Sep-15 15:39:12

Oh no, I couldn't be doing with him in the bathroom at the same time as me. I sometimes lock the door, but really know he would never come in anyway.

WilmaKnickersfit Wed 02-Sep-15 18:12:18

We always ask if the other wants to go in the bathroom before one of us goes in for a bath or a shower. It is an unspoken signal that they've had their chance to get in - even though neither of us lock the door!

LuckyDucky Thu 22-Oct-15 00:26:57

When the other half, who isn't bathing, may sometimes sits on the loo seat and chat. We have a second shower curtain, so we've privacy and company. We chat occasionally when we're chilled and chatty.grin

Other times I listen to music or I sing - on my own. I lurve singing. When I turn the music on, DH gets my message. Well he would do, we've been married 48 years.


harrigran Thu 22-Oct-15 18:11:35

I always get to shower first and on my own, DH insists on following and cleaning and drying so I do not have to bend over. I never lock the door because I once slipped and fell in the shower, DH heard the bang from the kitchen below and ran upstairs.

Luckygirl Thu 22-Oct-15 18:37:13

Don't talk to me about drying the shower - it is a real obsession with my OH. I have no sooner got out than he swoops, as if I have performed some crime by making the shower wet! He also comes in when I am showering, which I am entirely happy with, except if he goes to the sink and runs the water, when I then finish up with an ice cold shower.

Coolgran65 Thu 22-Oct-15 20:50:21

*harrigran" I thought at meant that your DH was cleaning and drying

Jomarie Thu 22-Oct-15 21:26:12

Atqui I read your post and thought - thank goodness, someone else suffers the same as me! I could list many more annoying things OH does but will refrain as I don't want to bore anyone. I grit my teeth (those I have left) and remind myself that one of us will soon be going out grin