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Crazy Memorial Day Weekend (i.e. men are clueless)



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My family's Memorial Weekend plans include our annual trip to our family cabin on the lake. This year, my husband decided to invite some of his acquaintances. I wasn't real thrilled about spending the weekend with a bunch of people I barely know, but hey!, it is the lake and should be a lot of fun!

Imagine my horror when I realized that the moms of these two families took the opportunity to send their husbands out to the lake with the kids . . . without the moms! I was the only mom there with 11 kids (one in diapers) and four men! Sounds fine, plenty of adults!!? SURE, I am sure all of the moms reading this realize that the men were completely useless in watching their kids once I arrived. The men congratulated themselves on how "brave" they were to bring the kids to the lake without their wives .. . while sitting in the man cave watching baseball. They had no idea what their kids were up to!!! So my weekend was cooking for 4 families (some close friends came) and watching eleven kids!!!!!!

I finally put my foot down and made one of the dads mop the pee off of my floor himself when his two year old came into the house with a bathing suit on, and no diaper!!!!! The first aid kit just remained out the entire weekend. I guess all of the kids survived the weekend and made it home???!!!

Good news is, I lost 2 pounds working so hard all weekend!!!!!!

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OMG!!!!!!! No way. You are one brave and generous woman! I would have high-tailed it outta there! That is my worst nightmare. Happy you got to lose some weight. You sure earned it. :)

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Wow -- I bet you could use a vacation right now!!! Sounds like you took it all in stride and even lost some weight for the effort but I bet next year there will be some SERIOUS discussion before a weekend like this happens again!

Ginger

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Sounds like the only one who needs to get his butt kicked is married to you?

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Omg! I would have just left. Or worse, fumed about it under my breath. You have more patience and energy than me! Take good care of yourself today. I'd suggest a pair of new really expensive shoes!

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Oh wow. Just wow.

Hubby owes you a nice gift now. Lol

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Wow.... just wow....

while reading your post.. i was shaking my head- NO way-

i would have been like "here are the ground rules... or you all are free to LEAVE" I think you should make a spa day & send the bill to all the dads there... including your hubby... lol

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As a dad my kids would have been with me under my supervision. But I understand your situation as a many year president and board member of Little League. In my case it was the parents that would drop their kids off and pick them up late. I couldnt go home until all kids had gone home unless another board member chose to stay. On many occations the parent would show up drunk which created a worse issue. Many an evening I would have to drive both the parent and the child home. Some were belligerent, so they got the choice you get a ride home or I call 911, but the child is not getting in the car. Little League in my opinion is the best value in a baby sitting service going.

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I would have pulled hubby aside and told him "you better talked to your friends!" I would have been livid! Some men are clueless!

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My family's Memorial Weekend plans include our annual trip to our family cabin on the lake. This year, my husband decided to invite some of his acquaintances. I wasn't real thrilled about spending the weekend with a bunch of people I barely know, but hey!, it is the lake and should be a lot of fun!

Imagine my horror when I realized that the moms of these two families took the opportunity to send their husbands out to the lake with the kids . . . without the moms! I was the only mom there with 11 kids (one in diapers) and four men! Sounds fine, plenty of adults!!? SURE, I am sure all of the moms reading this realize that the men were completely useless in watching their kids once I arrived. The men congratulated themselves on how "brave" they were to bring the kids to the lake without their wives .. . while sitting in the man cave watching baseball. They had no idea what their kids were up to!!! So my weekend was cooking for 4 families (some close friends came) and watching eleven kids!!!!!!

I finally put my foot down and made one of the dads mop the pee off of my floor himself when his two year old came into the house with a bathing suit on, and no diaper!!!!! The first aid kit just remained out the entire weekend. I guess all of the kids survived the weekend and made it home???!!!

Good news is, I lost 2 pounds working so hard all weekend!!!!!!

Wow that is just so crazy.. I can so relate. Glad you dropped 2 pounds.

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As a dad my kids would have been with me under my supervision. But I understand your situation as a many year president and board member of Little League. In my case it was the parents that would drop their kids off and pick them up late. I couldnt go home until all kids had gone home unless another board member chose to stay. On many occations the parent would show up drunk which created a worse issue. Many an evening I would have to drive both the parent and the child home. Some were belligerent, so they got the choice you get a ride home or I call 911, but the child is not getting in the car. Little League in my opinion is the best value in a baby sitting service going.

wow, good for you. you are a good person.

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Thanks for all your support!! It was a crazy but good time. My husband would owe me big. However, despite being pretty clueless, he is a great guy (and super cute)!!!

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You ae a brave and loving mother and wife! I, on the other hand, would have hit the roof and found a car to leave with. Diapers!!!Holy smoke!

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