Tuesday, 23 February 2010

If the leader of the free world can do it why oh why can't you?

He’s late again. I am on my own again. I should be used to it I’m on my own a lot. There was a programme today about parenting on Radio 4 saying that if you want happy children put your marriage first. I agreed – wholeheartedly, not for the children I might say, but for me. It sounded a little one sided, in that the person doing the running should be the mother but I presume that was because it is more usual for the mother to be the one focussing on the children to the exclusion of all else but who can blame her?
If they are anything like me it is because they are neglected.
If a man keeps his woman on her toes and affords her the attention she is due she’ll not be molly coddling her children all the time she’ll be making him cordon bleu suppers, wearing nothing much more than a string of pearls – men just don’t seem to get this.
Do they have no brains? Do they have no sense at all?
I know it’s sexist to play it like this but one glass of champagne on an empty stomach and I’m ready for a major rant.
I need a real man!
Actually I need my husband to pay me some attention and not when I remind him to either – Come on guys! Where’s the spontaneity and romance in that? I need him to sweep me off my feet to keep me in a state of flux to make me feel alive, in love, hell dare I say, it in lust!
I need to feel I am treasured, wanted, that my price is above rubies not like his trusty old lucky frog boxer pants that are kept because they’re comfortable despite myriad holes and distinctly grey appearance.
I am not grey nor am I there to be comfy.
I am a sensual being one that need to be nurtured if I am to be nurturing back – you know what I mean.
Don’t give me that: Well if you want to be taken out all you have to do is say, (and book the table and arrange the babysitter and make sure that you are not otherwise previously engaged with work, your mates or even the garden).
It doesn’t work like that you know it doesn’t. We’re not THAT equal you know. There are some things a man just ought to do – and keep doing even if he is married. Crikey of President Obama can do a date night then why oh why can’t mine???
Okay this was a short rant because if I say anymore I will start embarrassing myself…but please if the leader of the free world can do it – come on guys why not you?

17 comments:

MuddynoSugar said...

Ooh I could so do with a date with my Man. I would love him to surprise me and organise something.. I am with you xxx

Diney said...

Loving the boxers - in an 'OMG!won't he be thrilled to know his boxers are now globalised' sort of way!!!!! I agree with you though - I've had this conversation with a couple of good friends recently and we all said the same thing, it would be nice to be loved and nurtured again like it used to be...... (violins)

Pondside said...

You're not alone in this, Tattie - it's an problem of international proportions!!

Expat mum said...

I am often heard to say that if I didn't get off my backside we would have no social life whatsoever! (DOn't get me started.)

Mud in the City said...

So, so true. S0d PC equality - treat me like a woman!

mothership said...

Do we really think that Barack books the babysitter? I am not sure about that.. However, I am TOTALLY WITH YOU on why can't they f. bleeding sort out something FUN for you and them. It's not rocket science? And come to think of it, why have they not worked out that if they did that once a week, or even once per fortnight they'd get less criticism. And another thing. Don't they KNOW that them emptying the dishwasher unbidden is actually foreplay? (waiting for my husband who has a Phd in physics to find out where ours is, despite having repeatedly being shown) Get with it, fellas..

Heather said...

I'm with you on this - why can't my man find the time to do something special? Grrr

Tattie Weasle said...

Muddy - So could I ( with my man I hasten to say not yours!).
Diney - full string orchestra Diney! Why is it they think they can rest on their laurels? Now we've got you sort of thing don't they realise they need to KEEP us too???!!!
Pondside - golly I didn't know the problem was as BIG as that. I think something ought to be done...I shall start to plan in the interests of all the neglected wives and girlfriends all over the world!
Expat Mum - perhaps it is because we do organise everything? Though I could never stop doing it as I would go totally bonkers with doing nothing....
Mud - I think in these cases PC has gone too far and in fact the lazy b*****s are taking FULL advantage!
Mothership - it isn't rocket science but it must surely be int eh interests of self preservation to do something or maybe we are just too soft?
Heather - I have a funny feeling we're going to have to teach them along the lines of strick and carrot or maybe it is too late - I surely hope not!

Lou said...

I don't understand it. It's to their advantage to take us out; personally if I'm going out I make a bit of an effort, washing my bits and even changing undies!! I must be so much more alluring.

My normal attire of 55 layers for warmth can often be covered in just as many aromatic stains....thanks chickens, kittens, children, etc! So the fellas really ought to invest the time...

....I'm just wondering if mine doesn't take me out BECAUSE of the stains!!!

Tattie Weasle said...

Lou - good point! What if it is because we don't that they don't? But as they say someone has got to take the lead and as whenever I do he doesn't make the effort perhaps we should mix it up a bit so to speak!

Diney said...

me again - thought you might fancy the challenge of showing us all your handbag contents as you've revealed those boxers!! Over on mine is a tag x

Tattie Weasle said...

Diney - but that was his stuff not mine! I am very honoured and will be delighted to show the contents of my handbag; not sure if this is a threat or a promise!

muummmmeeeeee...... said...

Blimey - do you really want to have a date night with a man (even if it is your husband) who wears frog boxers...

Funny post and sooooo true! These men just don't get it do they? It's amazing how much they'd get back with a little more effort put in!

Preseli Mags said...

Hmmm. This all sounds so familiar. My husband hasn't taken me on a "date" in eight years. That's despite having a live-in babysitter in the granny annexe. But he does do all the vacuuming and remembers my birthday, our anniversary and Valentine's Day. So I shouldn't really complain... but...

Liz (LivingwithKids) said...

No they just don't get it - Real Women want spontaneity, they want romantic gestures. They want Don Draper. Or is that just me? *cough*

menopausaloldbag (MOB) said...

Och they are a different breed altogether. I have no words of wisdom for you. The other comments on here are much more relative. maye if he thouht you were having an affair?.....Just joking!

Tattie Weasle said...

Mummeee - he says it's all because of the frog boxers that we ever got together...!!!!
Preseli Mags - it is that "but" isn't it???!!! Have actually told mine I want a date night he's to organise it and I will get the baby sitter...I wonder what he'll come up with?
Liz (Living with kids) - it is the spontaneity bit! It's the bit that says hey i wnat you , I love you and look I want to show it to you and to the world...OK perhaps going a bit far there but you get the drift...looked up Don Draper and he certainly looks the type!
MOB - it did cross my mind...;)

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