Help me manage my husband's controlling habits about supper!
January 11, 2013 8:36 AM Subscribe
How do I kindly and gently tell my husband that sometimes I just want to eat exactly what I want for supper and I don't want or need his help in the kitchen?
posted by Minos888 to human relations (86 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
Tomorrow night I would like to eat spaghetti and meat sauce for supper, exactly like I make it - Catelli dry pasta, homemade meat sauce with tomatoes, mushrooms, ground beef, etc. This is real comfort food for me, I enjoy making it and I can't remember the last time I had it.
We were talking at breakfast this morning and my husband asked me what i would like to do for supper tomorrow night - go out, order in, make something special, etc. I said what I would really like for supper is spaghetti and meat sauce. Immediately he starts with the requested changes - fresh pasta instead of dry, fusilli instead of spaghetti, meatballs instead of meat sauce and so on. And he'll help (meaning he will get in the way and throw a fit when I want to salt the boiling water for the spaghetti)!
Please note that we almost always have what he wants for supper. It is just easier to eat what he wants than argue for something I would like.