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Pour me a glass of wine, please!

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rosequartz Thu 04-Dec-14 18:30:52

Got home at about 5.45pm today. A busy morning followed by an afternoon of babysitting, school pickup, to find DH sitting in the chair watching Grand Designs. He asked how I had got on - 'Busy' I said, 'How have you been this afternoon?' I asked. 'Bored' he replied.
As I was scurrying around the kitchen preparing a meal I did say, very nicely, 'If you were so bored you could have cooked a meal for when I got home.'

He said 'I wasn't that bored!'

He did pour me a glass of wine!

loopylou Thu 04-Dec-14 18:48:28

Sounds like DH's twin rosequartz.... hmm

Agus Thu 04-Dec-14 18:58:38

Rose. Your reply should have been, very busy, I'm knackered and don't even have the energy to boil an egg so let's have a take away. You sit with feet up, sipping your wine whilst DH orders then presents you with dinner. Et voila grin

Charleygirl Thu 04-Dec-14 20:07:51

If I did not know the mess that it would make I would have been inclined to pour the wine over his head rosequartz.

FarNorth Thu 04-Dec-14 20:22:48

Yes, what's with the scurrying? - Agus has the right idea!

Have another wine anyway, roseq.

FarNorth Thu 04-Dec-14 20:24:11

p.s. Next time get it set up beforehand - tell him "I'm doing x, y & z today so I'll be too knackered to make food, how about you doing it?'

rosequartz Thu 04-Dec-14 20:30:23

I must admit if I had taken sausages out of the freezer and put the correct amount of potatoes and a tin of baked beans out, then I could have expected something!
He is very useful at doing other things though (just not cooking!) grin

Mellow now, after 2 glasses of wine!

rosequartz Thu 04-Dec-14 20:31:52

ps we didn't have sausages, I had taken chicken pieces out of the freezer so he had no clue what to do with it! although we have about 30 cookery books.

rosequartz Thu 04-Dec-14 20:32:56

charleygirls shock the temptation was there but oh, what a waste of wine!!

merlotgran Thu 04-Dec-14 20:50:56

The slow cooker is my saviour if I have to be out and about and don't want to have to do everything when I get home. DH will happily prepare veg and cook things like mashed potato but he's no longer confident about cooking from scratch.

He does do lovely breakfasts though.

rosequartz Thu 04-Dec-14 20:55:08

Had I been organised I would have done that, merlotgran - in fact the recipe was originally a slow cooker recipe but it seemed to do OK on the stove top in 45 minutes!

Kiora Thu 04-Dec-14 20:55:43

It was my husbands day off. He knows my job has been extra stressful of late. I came in and he was watching Dave. He wouldn't dream of cooking a meal unless I left very clear instructions. But he did clean the oven. It's positively gleaming so ....he's forgiven smile

rosequartz Thu 04-Dec-14 21:03:27

DH will wash up.

Correction: DH WILL wash up.

Charleygirl Thu 04-Dec-14 21:35:08

I think that Mr. Rosequartz is fortunate to be getting anything to eat this evening. I did not realise that you still had a child at home!!!

Ana Thu 04-Dec-14 21:46:17

I have to agree with you, Charleygirl. It's that indulgent tone that gets me...

ginny Thu 04-Dec-14 22:47:19

I agree with Charleygirl and Ana. They are grown men for goodness sake.

GrannyTwice Thu 04-Dec-14 23:53:53

Clearly not grown men - a grown man would be a) doing his share of grandparent duties and / or b) his share of domestic duties. How can any man or woman think that it is ok for one partner to be out busy all day and then to come home in the evening and cook the evening meal?

rosequartz Fri 05-Dec-14 10:52:51

GT, it was a jokey OP

He does do his share of GP duties, well some anyway!, he is top of the pops with DGD2 at the moment.
And does do all the ironing (I don't do it properly apparently!!) which I find boring.

Not a cook though ........ unless it is a fry-up which he can manage for himself as I refuse to do it.

Charleygirl Fri 05-Dec-14 12:48:05

If he does the ironing I would be inclined to keep him. That is a job that I hate.

rosequartz Fri 05-Dec-14 14:49:52

I couldn't put him out in the cold just before Christmas now, could I! Although I suppose I could put a heater in the greenhouse for him.

He will peel the veg, scrub the pans - and has volunteered to cook a meal this week (hotpot, his one speciality!). What more could I ask? grin

Anya Fri 05-Dec-14 15:00:19

Hot sex?

rosequartz Fri 05-Dec-14 15:05:25


Ariadne Sat 06-Dec-14 09:41:22

Yesterday, about an hour after lunch, Theseus came wandering in and said "What did I have for lunch?" (We are tracking our calories on My Fitness Pal at the moment)

"A roll."
"I had a roll - what was in it?"
"Oh, was it?"

How did he a) not know b) not remember...

POGS Sat 06-Dec-14 12:34:23

Rose q

I think Anya hit the nail on the head. 5th Dec 1500

Mind you 'hot sex' to mine. is/was (not telling you lot). [grin). being on holiday in the sunshine or having the central heating on. [confused ]

Probably too much information for some [ wink]

POGS Sat 06-Dec-14 12:35:46

What's happened to my emoticons confused