Why Does My Husband Get to Eat Out While I Have to Cook?

Mexican meal
Ooey Gooey Goodness

In case anyone was wondering, I am definitely crabby. So yes, Crabby Housewife suits my personality perfectly. Today, my husband got up early, because he’s an early to bed early to rise guy and I am the opposite. He then went out to lunch with a friend – again (2nd time this week). Yet, I am almost certain that tonight he will expect me to cook dinner – again.

So, am I just being crabby or is there some level of unfairness here? Personally, I think I deserve to go out to lunch don’t you? I’m working from home, I’m cooking, cleaning, taking care of his kids. Why shouldn’t I get a break from cooking?

I figure at this point I have a couple of options.

  1. Leave the house without saying anything and go eat where I want with at least one friend, giving him a taste of his own medicine.
  2. Pout the rest of the day in the pointless hope that he’ll understand why I am crabby.
  3. Ask him to take the family out for dinner and get angry when he says we “don’t have enough money for that” when he just spent money on lunch for himself and a friend.
  4. Just cook dinner yet again, try to get over being aggravated and accept that as a man he will never truly understand me.

Since I’m crabby, I’ll likely hit somewhere between # 2 and # 3.

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Lori is a full-time housewife and writer, living in the Midwest with her husband of 27 years - they have two daughters. They have a house full of pets and her house is never quite perfect.