View Poll Results: Is Your Partner Responsible For Your Mothers Day?

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    Default **Spin Off** Is It Your Partners Responsibility To Make Mothers Day Good For YOU?

    Obviously a spin off from many threads that seem to pop up every year.

    If you have a young child or children, does your partner automatically get the job of making sure you have a good day?

    Im not talking about the partners that want to or choose to of their own freewill...Im talking about the ones that assume because you arent their mother, they shouldnt have to make you breakfast in bed or buy you a gift or whatever. In your mind, it is their responsibility to give YOU Mothers Day?

    (As always my poll has no middle ground, no shades of grey and no room for fence sitters. Either Yes they are responsible in your opinion, or no they arent in your opinion.)

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    Yep, I think if I'm the mother to his babies then he should make an effort on their behalf while they are too young to do so. Much like I will when his first father's day happens later this year!

    Luckily he feels the same way or I'd be sad.

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    Yanno, I think it's actully MORE important that mothers of young children are appreciated by their other half today as they are still more likely to not yet be able to crap in peace, shower alone, eat a HOT meal without interruption. It's nice and all when kids are older and make mum breakfast in bed but it seems so unfair that the mum who gets up at 5 am daily to feed the little ones and cater to them is ignored and told that DP's mum matters more when she (as the mother of adult children) can sleep in whenever she damn well pleases.

    Anyway, off my soapbox and people will hate me because my DP goes a little overboard for me including expensive gifts, dinners that take him 3 hours to prepare and breakfast in bed (I hate breakfast in bed, too messy).

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    I have learnt to tell him in advance what I want, eg. make it clear that there will be no half-ar&ed indecision about where to have breakfast, and that it needs to be pre-booked and he shouldn't leave present and card buying to the last moment.

    I have learnt the hard way about not reminding him.

    My partner's happy to do it, but is a procrastinator and leaves things to the last minute and then forgets, so I have to remind him.

    So, I guess, yes, it is his responsibility, but I remind him of it.

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    i think yes, yes i know i am not his mother but im the mother of his children specially when they are younger i would like it if he did more, today was **** he did jack **** and thinks i shouldnt be mad at him..


    I have done fathers day special for him the last 4 (almost 5) years think he would start wouldnt ya

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    Yes I do think it's up to them, we do it for fathers day so. I'm lucky and my hubby does it without asking

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    Yes. I doubt 4yo DS can operate the stove safely to cook me some breakfast hehe. I always make fathers day about DH and I obviously have to organize and coordinate things so I expect the same in return. It's a celebration of motherhood and fatherhood in my opinion

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    Well, the one I started was in the single parents area, so I assume none who respond have partners who can step in.

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    Yes. My older 2 are just really starting to understand the meaning of Mother's Day and are wanting to do things to help me (which is really sweet) but they are too young to do lots of things still and I deserve to be appreciated by the man who I married and had babies with today too

    When my kids are old enough to organise things on their own and be helpful, able to get their own breakfast etc; then it will be more on them than DH but I'd like DH to encourage them so I wasn't forgotten!

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    Voted no, but thats based purely on my own expectations. If other mums feel that should be the case, and their husbands dont step upto the plate, then i think that really sucks for them.


 

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