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Every couple of months my boyfriend's dad comes to stay with us. He flies standby for free so comes out for a couple of days/nights and is too cheap to rent a car, or stay in a hotel, or go out for dinner. So we have to pick him up from the airport (1+ hour away) and drop him off and entertain him for the couple of days. Usually involves watching copious amount of football and very boring games of monopoly. UGH.
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I don't understand you.
... What's your problem?
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And Sooooo?
What's your confession?
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SJ
Shouldn't you just be happy your boyfriend gets to spend time with his father? The day will come when he can't visit anymore... Remember that.
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Precious
You sound pretty selfish. If you lack the graciousness, generosity, and patience to host the father of the man you love every couple of months for a mere couple of days, how self-involved you seem. It's not all about you. If anything, you should be insisting that you pick him up from the airport; you should be adamant that he stay with you and not have to spend his money on the hotel AND you should learn how to cook and make your boyfriend and his dad some great meals while they bond over football. When 'dad's' gone back home, you can go back to pussywhipping your boyfriend into doing it all your way. Surely, a few days a year won't jeopardize your wearing the pants in the relationship.
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"ugh" to you actually
You should give a little. It doesnt hurt. He shouldnt have to stay in a hotel, he's family for goodness sake! And have the grace to let him watch a game with his son and just be a guest ... which presumably you have been at least once in your life? Two day of get over yourself!
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Ladytime
I can see why this would be stressful. His Dad sounds like a cheapskate and having him depend on you guys for all his food and entertainment and accommodation and transportation can't be fun. Does the man even clean up after himself or help with the dishes? I'll bet not.

But there's something to be said for bonding. So the next time you hear Daddy NoBucks is coming for an all-inclusive stay at Hotel You, plan for yourself to go away for a couple days with your girls or your family while boyfriend and his dad bond over watching football, etc. (Hopefully, you don't come back to a big mess ...)
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it's too late
I really would like to be in your shoes, seriously. I would love to spend time with my soul-mate's dad. Most of all, I really would like to spend time with my father, too. Again and again. But it's impossible, 'cause my dad's died. Listen to SJ's wisdom.
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Mouse
Me and mine would give anything to see our families even once a year. Stop being a selfish twat.
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this is your future
I can see your (future) son's (future) girlfriend writing a (future) confession that says:

"Every couple of months my boyfriend's Mom comes to stay with us for a couple of days/nights. She's too cheap to rent a car, or stay in a hotel, or go out for dinner, and flies standby for free. So we have to pick her up from the airport (1+ hour away) and drop her off and entertain her for the couple of days. Usually involves watching copious amount of football and very boring games of monopoly. UGH."

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Holly.
People, easy. Shes just ranting about his normal behaviors but never said she wouldn't actually hate him. Obviously she still does everything. Cant tell a persons degree of frustration much?
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Strett
Perhaps you could liven things up with a father-son threesome?
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You've got it good
A few days every couple of months is way better than having parents that live locally and are constantly in your business. If/when you have children, you will understand why his dad comes out to see his son whenever he can. He shouldn't have to stay at a hotel, he's family. Staying at a hotel also cuts into quality time (he is, after all only in town for a couple of days). Since his dad is the guest, you should be taking him out for dinner and maybe his dad doesn't want to go out for dinner 'cause he doesn't want you guys to spend the money on it and would rather spend quality time at home. Football and monopoly may be boring to you, but it's what the boys enjoy! They probably secretly wish you weren't around all the time so they can have real quality father and son time. I hope you have some really good qualities to override the selfishness.
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Hmm....
Just curious - what does your boyfriend think about these visits? Does he enjoy them, or does he feel the same way that you do?
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RUK
I have no problem with this rant. It's normal to feel a bit frustrated when you're young and life is yours to decide, when all options should be done by you!

But you never know, family comes in very handy if you're sick or pregnant or have a newborn or you're just lonely. So, keep on having the old man over, and try to dig it on some level (maybe he would go out for a soccer game or something else out of the house that is different and not boring....maybe this is your cue to hang out with your friends while the dudes are vegging in front of the tube...?) and keep putting away this very excellent deposit in the Bank of Favours.
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sucks
I feel for you. My dad would never do that. What a good dad. He always stays at a hotel and only visits for short whiles. I didn't know i had it so good. No football or monopoly for me!
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