(Closed) Do you make your fiancé/husband's lunch?

posted 4 years ago in Married Life
  • poll: Do you make your spouse'a lunch?

    Yes, all the time.

    No way! This is the 21st century.

    Sometimes, if I have time or it is a special day.

    They make mine.

    They buy their lunch.

    Other

  • Post # 91
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2017 - Sauk Valley Resort

    When we first moved in together, I did almost every day. He now has a job where he doesn’t always know what he’s going to be doing for the day until morning (meetings that last through lunch so food is provided, being sent to another office, going to a test track, etc) and he has a long drive and is up way before me. A lot of times his lunch would go to waste because he would be on the road and something that I had assumed he would be able to refrigerate would sit in a car with him for hours. So now I’ll make sure leftovers are in a container one of us can easily take and over the weekend I’ll portion out snacks for us both, and he’ll throw together something on his way out the door or plan to get lunch out once he knows how his day going to be. 

    Post # 92
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    841 posts
    Busy bee

    Hell no. I can’t even be bothered to do my own so I definitely don’t do his. I’m too tired after work to deal with stuff like that. 

    Post # 93
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    628 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    Usually DH makes lunch for us both. I prefer to buy lunch,  which is not acceptable to him because saving… so I’m a pretty resentful lunch maker.  He knows that and I guess he’s decided that since he’s making me eat an apple and a sandwich instead of something I actually like,  it’s only fair that he should pack it. 

    I do like making his lunch,  when it’s my turn. It’s only making myself lunch that I resent 😛

    Post # 94
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    650 posts
    Busy bee

    I think it’s a sweet thing to do, but I don’t do it. To be fair, he’s a chef so it’s never like there’s a shortage of food at his work. We’ll make each other breakfast on our days off, which I like to do. It’s creepy if it’s a “you’re the woman, make me food” macho thing. But if it’s a way of expressing care for the wellbeing of someone you love, I think it’s actually quite romantic.

    Post # 95
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    473 posts
    Helper bee

    I make my husband’s lunch three days of the week, sometimes a little more, sometimes a little less. He works out of town on those days, so I’ll make sure everything’s in order while he showers, then he leaves and I do my things. I try to make sure we have leftovers, though I’m really enjoying meal prepping at the beginning of the week! We’ll do that together usually, and make three for him and two for me. The other two days he usually makes his own. 

    Providing him with a good, healthy, nutritious lunch is something I really enjoy doing. It’s one of the little ways I get to show him I love him. For one thing, without it he’d end up with deli meat sandwiches for weeks on end, which led to snacking and weight gain over the past year! Once we started doing this, his weight went back down and he’s feeling much healthier. 

    Post # 96
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I’m not working at the moment, but yes, I make his lunch. He is fully capable of making his own lunch but I like knowing that I’m contributing to us saving money, lol.

    Post # 97
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    So this is what happens when the Bee is Troll free. We all lose our shit over sandwiches. Good to know.

    Anyway, to answer the question he makes ours and also walks the dog while I sleep, shower and generally try to make sense of the ungodly hour. He’s much better in the mornings than I am. I do the cooking for dinner and dog walking in the evening. I’m adding in that in case anyone feels my husband is repressed…

    Post # 98
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    473 posts
    Helper bee

    If I happen to make my own, I will also pack for him. If i am on annual leave and he isn’t then I will. But these are only a handful a year.. so only sometimes or not really.. 

    Post # 99
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    Bumble bee

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    smallbee :  how do you score free lunch, what kind of work do you do?

    i’m in the leftovers camp….if there are leftovers then we both get lunches. Sometimes he will make me a sandwich to take 🙂 

    Post # 100
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2018

    Fiance buys his lunch but I’d happily prepare one for him. A lot of the time I take leftovers in, so it’d be no hardship doing a second lot. We share the cooking anyway, so I’ve no doubt we’d share lunch making if he were taking something from home.

    Post # 101
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    348 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2017

    I make my husband’s meals everyday.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

    It’s not a gender issue….I love him, it’s the little things for us. It helps us monitor what we are eating, as we are on keto, know what goes in and how much.

    Hubby didn’t know how to cook, he’s a manly man that can build and repair just about anything grew up with the mentality, women in the kitchen, men in the garage. Since we’ve been married, he’s washed dishes, vacuumed, help me cook, I love it, helps us bond!!

    He’s amazing, that’s why I love making all his meals, on occasion I’ll make dad’s lunches as well (we’re sharing a house right now) 

    Great thread!

    Post # 102
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would, if he wanted me too.  But alas, he likes to grab a slice of pizza or a sandwhich from the deli below his office most days, and often enough he skips lunch.  The dynamics in our family are such that I handle pretty much all cooking and kitchen related duties.  It works for us ☺️.

    Post # 103
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: October 2017

    Yes I do. But then, he does the laundry and he cleans. It’s not a big deal, I just happen to like cooking more than him.  And of course, it’s not the end of world if he has to prepare his lunch, the same way, if’t not a big deal if I have to do the laundry. Well that maybe it is, because I hate laundry.wink

    Post # 104
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2017

    I make some sort of pasta meal every Monday night which has leftovers, so I split them between us for one lunch but that’s the only weekly lunch prep I do. DH just buys his at work. On weekends, we usually take turns making lunch.

    I don’t see anything wrong with it unless you’re being forced into it. That’s just the way household labour might work in your home, and every couple is different.

    Post # 105
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Sometimes.  I would do it more but he often forgets to eat it or leaves it in his car so I tend not to do it much anymore.  I really should though, if he will remember it.  But by “make lunch” I mean pack leftovers.  I pack leftovers almost every day for my own lunch.

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