I feel I've got to vent somewhere tonight! DH is in the 8th month of 'semi' retirement and hasn't had to work at all this week but has been doing some of his little jobs in the garden. I've worked my usual 30hr week which involves about an hour and a half's commute by car each day. Today is my shorter day meaning I leave work at 3.30 so, having done a very quick shop in my 30min lunch break, I set off on my weekly visit to see my mum who's in a home 50 miles away; she has dementia and today was not a good day! On my way home I got caught in horrendous crawling traffic queues which turned my normal 1hr journey home into 3hrs.
I got in at 9.15 to find DH feet up watching some black & white western. I'd been home less than 10mins when he suggested perhaps I should go and cook the omelettes that he had suggested we have for supper tonight. I rather exploded I'm afraid.
When he first suggested he retire a bit early, he wasn't that keen on the idea of cooking but he did at least think he'd give it a go for a couple of nights a week. However, 8 months in he seems to have conveniently forgotten this. We're talking about my retiring later this year and he seems to think it will be back to like when the DCs were babies; he went out to work and I did all cooking, cleaning, stay-at-home mum stuff. He does do the washing (but not the 'laundry' if you know what I mean!) but that's about it on the housework front. I'd hasten to add that he isn't lazy, very much the opposite, but is too busy with his projects to even think to do the ordinary day to day stuff.
I did think that we would both be able to benefit from his early retirement as we would both have more time, but it doesn't seem to have worked out that way. Has anyone got any suggestions? I've got plans for my retirement and want to spend it with him, not running round after him!
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