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expecting my DH to get up in the night to see to the kids

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nessy200 Mon 10-Jan-11 12:40:14

expecting my DH to get up in the night to see too the kids even though he goes to work and I dont work other than house work and looking after the kids.

JodiesMummy Mon 10-Jan-11 12:41:16


dolcegusto Mon 10-Jan-11 12:41:17

Oh my first biscuit

PocketMouse Mon 10-Jan-11 12:43:22

YANBU. Night wakings were shared with DP, but then DS would wake 3-4 times a night and I would have been an empty shell of a crazy person if he'd not shared the responsibility.

(but I think you will get lots of differing opinions on this)

PocketMouse Mon 10-Jan-11 12:43:43

Have I missed something?

CamelToeAndWine Mon 10-Jan-11 12:48:16

Depends how many kids you've got, really, and what your typical days are like.

If you get a chance to rest during the day, ie nap when the baby naps, or lie on the sofa while the child/ren bumble about playing under a watchful eye, then YABALBU.

However, if you've got a houseful and really can't rest during the day any more than your DH can, then YANBU.

CamelToeAndWine Mon 10-Jan-11 12:49:20

... as PM says, it also depends on how many times/for how long you're up in the night. If it's a lot, then he should take a turn.

I don't think it's black and white though; it depends hugely on circumstances.

PocketMouse Mon 10-Jan-11 12:53:22

CamelToe - just too me ages to work out what YABALBU meant wink

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