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my wife makes me mad

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  • caramelgyrlk
    caramelgyrlk Posts: 1,112 Member
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    I am firm believer in the power of communication, because the lack therof causes sheer chaos. With that said, Is it possible for you to sit down with your wife and express to her your concerns? Did you intervene at all when you son wanted steak and potatoes? I was under the impression that children should not intake artificial sweeteners.

    I hope other members offer you some tidbits that you can benefit from.

    I wish you the best with this.
  • pobalita
    pobalita Posts: 741 Member
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    Why don't YOU go to the kitchen and make him a sammich?!
  • Perplexities
    Perplexities Posts: 612 Member
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    I am firm believer in the power of communication, because the lack therof causes sheer chaos. With that said, Is it possible for you to sit down with your wife and express to her your concerns? Did you intervene at all when you son wanted steak and potatoes? I was under the impression that children should not intake artificial sweeteners.

    I hope other members offer you some tidbits that you can benefit from.

    I wish you the best with this.

    Thank you, ma'am.
  • MzManiak
    MzManiak Posts: 1,361 Member
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    :laugh: :laugh: :happy: :laugh:

    Seriously though, I know there are parents who push both extremes on their kids and it's sad. :frown:
  • julesassid
    julesassid Posts: 49
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    600 calories is all he's getting? He's starving. According to the USDA, for boys, 4 and 5 year olds need between 1,200 and 1,600 calories each day, 6 and 7 year olds should consume between 1,400 and 1,800 calories.
  • Perplexities
    Perplexities Posts: 612 Member
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    600 calories is all he's getting? He's starving. According to the USDA, for boys, 4 and 5 year olds need between 1,200 and 1,600 calories each day, 6 and 7 year olds should consume between 1,400 and 1,800 calories.

    I'll pass it along to the wife, ma'am.
  • LongIsland27itl
    LongIsland27itl Posts: 365 Member
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    Bro you need to call the shots what's the matter with you?
  • ItsCasey
    ItsCasey Posts: 4,022 Member
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    Here's what you do: go home and get the kid and tell your wife you're taking him to McDonald's. When she tells you to stop, say "Make me." Report back, if necessary.
  • julesassid
    julesassid Posts: 49
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    Realize now you were joking. So sorry to have posted an actual reply.
  • glovepuppet
    glovepuppet Posts: 1,710 Member
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    you never told me you were married, you cad.



    i feel so cheap and used...
  • BeachGingerOnTheRocks
    BeachGingerOnTheRocks Posts: 3,927 Member
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    If she's this way with your son, I'd hate to see your sammiches.
  • __stacyb
    __stacyb Posts: 306
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    :laugh: thank you and the best advice is to just break up obviously.
  • Hendrix7
    Hendrix7 Posts: 1,903 Member
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    Lol Does he even lift?
  • Perplexities
    Perplexities Posts: 612 Member
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    If she's this way with your son, I'd hate to see your sammiches.

    I haven't had a proper sammich in ages, ma'am.
  • Krizzo87
    Krizzo87 Posts: 14,186 Member
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    If she's this way with your son, I'd hate to see your sammiches.

    I haven't had a proper sammich in ages, ma'am.

    I make an excellent sammich...with lots of bacon, mustn't forget the bacon!
  • Perplexities
    Perplexities Posts: 612 Member
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    If she's this way with your son, I'd hate to see your sammiches.

    I haven't had a proper sammich in ages, ma'am.

    I make an excellent sammich...with lots of bacon, mustn't forget the bacon!

    I don't like bacon, how about a steak sammich and a protein shake.
  • browncurlz3
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    Your poor wife (and I mean that with all due respect, because I totally empathize with her!) is projecting her fears of weight gain and her low body-esteem onto your children. You and your children cannot help her, only she can help herself.

    But you CAN help yourself and your children. Get him fed. Healthy, but full of good calories. Peanut butter, milk, chicken, etc. There are healthy versions of these things (and I do NOT mean low-fat...that crap is SO bad for you).

    After you feed your son, help your wife get therapy. It helps more than you (or she) know.
  • JenAndSome
    JenAndSome Posts: 1,893 Member
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    Celery and Splenda sounds horrible. You should probably just cut the Splenda out of his diet. Problem solved.
  • Krizzo87
    Krizzo87 Posts: 14,186 Member
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    If she's this way with your son, I'd hate to see your sammiches.

    I haven't had a proper sammich in ages, ma'am.

    I make an excellent sammich...with lots of bacon, mustn't forget the bacon!

    I don't like bacon, how about a steak sammich and a protein shake.

    Your wish is my command. Shall I bring it to you naked?
  • browncurlz3
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    You probably shouldn't emasculate the man OR turn him into a demanding husband. He came here for support. How about something alone the lines of, "Be a strong supporter of her goals, but be firm and look out for the health of your son."

    Just a though.