Here is the background. When our first child was born, my hub worked 8 hour shifts during the daytime. He would come home and take a nap. When our son got up at night and it woke my hub up, he wasn't upset because he had already taken a nap during the afternoon. It didn't make him tired the next day, etc. When our 2nd child was born he had switched jobs and the shifts are as follows: 12 hour shifts, 6 weeks of working 8m to 8pm, the next 6 weeks he has to work 8pm to 8am. I started sleeping on the couch with our newborn in the same room because he can no longer nap during the daytime, or at all. When our 3rd child was born, I did the same thing. Now I am pregnant with our 4th and I will be doing the same thing. My sister has complained nonstop. She doesn't understand my reasoning. My reasoning is that I stay at home with the kids and I can pretty much nap if I need to so I don't want my hub waking up and being tired that day or night. She said that I'm being ridiculous. Okay, lol. I just want to get your ladies take on it. Of course, eventually they will all be in their own beds, the oldest 2 have no problems sleeping in their own beds when they have them. But for now I think this works. What is your opinion?
I always let my hubby sleep... My input is my JOB is my children and his JOB is outside of the home. When we had our first child he went to school full time and worked full time. You bet your ass I didnt even THINK of waking him up. I know he would have if I asked him up I never felt it was right. On the weekends he let me sleep in and he got up. With the 2ND child he has been not working as much so we have switched off. To each their own. Her sister needs to mind her own business and see how long her relationship lasts compared to yours. Honestly, relationships are all about communication... if you have a problem with what youre doing then talk to your hubby about it. If ti is working and has been working for both of you, then youre doing the right thing!!
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