DH seems to consistently take it as a personal affront when he has an opinion on something that he has no expertise in, and I prefer the opinion of someone who works in that field.
Today DD (who has very restricted food tastes) refused to taste an excellent steak he made, so he’s on a rampage about how the kids need to learn about healthy eating yada yada. He’s decided the kids should fill in a detailed food diary for a week and then we take it to a dietician for them to look at and teach the kids about healthy balanced eating.
I said the dietician-education part sounded good, but I was not keen on making the kids focus on food all week at a high enough level that is required to keep a food diary. DD is at a vulnerable age for ED’s and if we don’t play our cards carefully we could very easily end up accidentally encouraging some kind of obsessiveness about food.
He found that idea ridiculous, so I said that if a dietician recommended it I’d be ok to get the kids to do it, because presumably they would know whether that was an ok approach. Now his pride is hurt because I would take a dieticians advice on it and not his.
HER JOB (lets say she’s a she).
THAT SHE HAS QUALIFICATIONS IN.
OVER HIS RANDOMLY GENERATED WHIM.
Apparently it’s offensive, and he threw a tantrum and went off.
I have no question, I just need to vent at the INFURIATING immaturity of people who think they are experts on things they have no prior knowledge of whatsoever. Like DH. And my dad. And my SIL. And actually have the GALL to think they have been treated disrespectfully if someone prefers someone with some expertise instead. FML.
Do other people have this species of ridiculousness in their lives or am I especially lucky?