Saturday, November 26, 2011


On Saturday morning I get to do my stuff. I sleep in, go to Weight Watch.ers and the gym.  By the time I get home the kids are usually out of control - hungry, dirty, still in PJs, dirty nappies.

No difference today.

However, today, I noticed there was a pillow in the corner of their room. Didn't think anything of it and we had to go out so I got the kids washed, dressed and fed.

Hours later I was tidying their room up and picked it up the pillow. My DH had thrown it on top of the humidifier. The humidifier was still on.


My DH had put a pillow over the humidifier instead of moving it. I just can't get my head around this.

I can let the lazy dad thing go. Does it drive me mad and disgust me. Yes. But my kids haven't been in danger before. This week I interview for a new job. I will be on the road a great deal. My kids will be in his care.

What do I do? 


  1. Dirt never killed anyone,switch off the humidifier when you have to leave the children with your husband, relax! I really hope that you get the job. You have to lower your standards re housework where your DH is concerned. Enjoy your children

  2. Occasionally, my DH does things I consider to be dangerous - like leaving his very hot cup of coffee within Scout's reach, or forgetting to lock the door to the garage (which Scout can open), or leaving a knife too close to the edge of the counter - things like that. I try, as calmly as I can, to point out the issue to DH, explain why it is dangerous (which is of course unnecessary, but it helps reinforce my point) and ask him not to do it again. I figure that eventually, I will cover most dangerous things he is likely to do. I actually also point out latent dangers - things that could POSSIBLY pose a danger in the proper circumstances, and I remind him to NOT let those circumstances occur. Other than that, I don't know what we can do.