Saturday, 11 October 2008

I Don't Need A Child

Don't get me wrong I WANT one but in terms of how my life would change in may ways I think the husband fills the void.

Here are a few examples of the kind of questions he asks:

"Will I need a jumper?"

"What should I pack?"

"Have I had a tetanus jab?"

"Is my Mum's birthday the 8th or 12th?"

"Do I have any clean pants?"

This is from an intelligent, successful, 32 year old man.

My answer is generally:

"I dunno, I'm not your mother"

What the hell am I going to do when I am? (Not his, that is sick, I mean a mother)?

If this post seems a little harsh then it is simply because he's got way too smug after this post and needs taken down a peg or two.


  1. Hee hee hee...

    what's he done now ;0)

    We are great at that being 'master of industry' at work but a plonker at home.

  2. Still laughing...I ask myself that same question sometimes! :)

  3. Xbox, yup I think he leaves his decision making hat at the office. After I posted this (and he'd read it) he still asked me whether he wanted "beer, sherry, red or white wine". I guess I should be thankful he'd narrowed it down to some type of booze.

    Leslie, Glad its not just me then.

  4. It definitely isn't just you! I too have used the "I'm not your mother" line! Another one that I've found comes in handy is, "I don't know, darling, why don't you ring your mother and ask her"!

  5. I think you've taken him down a peg alright :o)

  6. very funny but true -men do ask us some childlike questions!

  7. I've often heard women describing their husband as another one of their children.

  8. Oh yes, I can fully appreciate where you are coming from.

    The question I find most annoying is "what's for dinner?" as this suggests that I am in control of everything that goes on the kitchen. My response is always "I don't know, why don't you tell me?!"

  9. Trouble is, Ms Heathen, if he called his mother he'd be on the phone for at least an hour.

    Yeah, Jane, he is suitably de-pegged.

    Hi Trish, You must certainly be the expert in children's questions!

    Battynurse, yup I can imagine that.

    Secret D, But you're the wife, surely you are the queen of thwe kitchen, I'm sure your husband doesn't get in there unless he is wondering where hisn slippers and pipe are.

  10. This is so funny and true!
    What if to ask men similar questions getting them ready for parenthood?

  11. Hi Kalina, I have no doubt there will be more questions like this when preparing for parenthood. I just hope we get a chance to find out!

  12. I have an award for you by the way -
    My youngest are just learning to talk and we only get a few WHY ? but lots of I need ....
    but the 15 yr makes up for the three of them.... hubby he is not so bad heehee ....

  13. Thanks Trish! My first award. I am truly honoured.


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