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To be annoyed that DH has gone out?

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tearoomtrash Sat 26-Oct-13 20:03:25

We have a 13 month old who has been ill with one thing or another for the past 3 weeks (nothing serious but enough to badly affect her sleeping). I'm a full time teacher, and have been getting, on average, 3 hours sleep each night. His sleep is also suffering, but he works for himself and therefore has the flexibility to stay in bed if he needs to.

He is a hands on Dad and a good husband. I love him.

Anyway. I am on my knees with tiredness. My sister very kindly offered to babysit over night to give us some quality time together, and a decent night's sleep. I have been looking forward to a relaxed night in all week.

This afternoon, DH came in from playing football and asked me if I fancied a night out. I declined and explained why. He said he really wanted to take the opportunity to go out with his team mates. Fair enough, it's his free time too.

I don't begrudge him, but know that he will stumble in in the early hours, wake me up and then spend tomorrow grumpy and hungover while I take care of our toddler. Also, we so rarely get the opportunity for time alone together and feel that his night out goes against the spirit in which my sister's generous offer was made.


thehairybabysmum Sat 26-Oct-13 20:07:25

You are probably more annoyed than you usually would be because you are so tired!

I would prob feel similar, and like you probably realise I was being a little U. However, I think you should just go to bed and enjoy an extra few zzzz 'a smile

tearoomtrash Sat 26-Oct-13 20:26:01

Yes you might be right.

I think the annoyance probably started this morning with his going to football, as he knew I desperately wanted (needed!) a lay in. He said he couldn't let the lads down. hmm

So I have probably let this fester all day which has lead to me feeling pissed off when I should be enjoying my night off. I shall pour myself a glass of wine and try to snap out of it and relax ��

AgentZigzag Sat 26-Oct-13 20:31:05

Has he got anywhere else he can stop?

In the shed/garden if he hasn't? wink

Mumraathenoisylion Sat 26-Oct-13 20:32:06

I think it's sad he wouldn't take the opportunity to spend the quality time with you, which is much needed when you have a baby.

If I'm honest I would be quite upset too, mainly because he put his team-mates above you. Maybe have a word with him when he's sober tomorrow?

emuloc Sat 26-Oct-13 20:32:50

Well he did ask if you wanted to go out with him so yes yabu. Enjoy an early night.

tearoomtrash Sat 26-Oct-13 20:34:53

Ha ha! The thought crossed my mind.

I may have to catch up with the hoovering tomorrow. Mainly the area around his side of the bed. Either that or find an excuse for some very heavy duty drilling...

tearoomtrash Sat 26-Oct-13 20:37:55

My last message was in reply to agent zigzag, by the way (just incase that wasn't obvious...)

PansOnFire Sat 26-Oct-13 20:39:01

YANBU, I'd be feeling a bit neglected and crap too but it probably seems worse because you are so tired. I'd enjoy some time to yourself and get some sleep.

I also second the garden shed idea smile

Mumraathenoisylion Sat 26-Oct-13 20:40:14 she's expected to conform or be left her own partner?

MikeLitorisBites Sat 26-Oct-13 20:42:02

Now I would be pushing my dp out the door in your situation. The thought of a whole night in my house alone is amazing! Hot bath with my book, pjs on, junk food and an early night with crap tv or a film.

But my dp would stumble home about 12-1am and pass out on the sofa so I could starfish in bed all night.

emuloc Sat 26-Oct-13 20:44:42

Mumraa Did it not say in the op that her husband asked if she wanted to go out? Did she not say she was unable to for good reason. So what are you on about?

tearoomtrash Sat 26-Oct-13 20:49:21

Mine doesn't afford me that luxury, Mike.

He bumbles around in the garden, trying to find the back door, bangs and crashes his way to the bedroom, then (if I've miraculously slept through that racket) proceeds to wake me up to tell me the "gossip" of the night - making no sense at all, before falling into a deep sleep that normally involves snoring like a freight train and using my torso as a leg rest. I normally lay there wide awake and angry, fantasising about the many ways I could antagonise his hangover the next morning.

I am already annoyed at the prospect.

Mumraathenoisylion Sat 26-Oct-13 20:49:35

Her sister offered to babysit.

THIS afternoon her dh asked her to go out rather than spend quality time together because basically he wanted to be out with the lads....this is obvious as he went out even though she didn't want to. The idea was that they spend quality time together. He put his wants before hers. Not sure how much more plain I can be.

sherazade Sat 26-Oct-13 20:50:11

I think you do begrudge him and you have every right to.

tearoomtrash Sat 26-Oct-13 20:53:37

Just to clarify, I declined his offer of a night out as I am far too tired, and was looking forward to a cosy evening in together (I had imagined a takeaway, bottle of wine, DVD & early night wink). Not a night out with a load of drunken men.

sherazade Sat 26-Oct-13 20:55:32

He is clearly not as tired as you are if he's still playing football and is ready to go out with his friends and get drunk.

tearoomtrash Sat 26-Oct-13 20:57:10

I don't begrudge him a night out - he doesn't do it often. But you are right that I do begrudge the fact that it had to be the night we have an overnight babysitter and the perfect opportunity to enjoy each other's company without the distraction of a poorly tot.

PAsSweetOrangeLurve Sat 26-Oct-13 21:00:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

marriedinwhiteisback Sat 26-Oct-13 21:01:04

If you are a teacher OP, don't you have all of next week off?

I'd stop the angst which will do you no good in the long run, have a warm bubble bath (I assume your sister is still babysitting), read a magazine, listen to nice music, relax totally and have an early night so you are on form to get up bright and early tomorrow, be excruciatingly cheerful, make him garden and go out with you and baby in the afternoon hangover or no hangover

Topseyt Sat 26-Oct-13 21:05:21

I'd be narked, and things are a million times worse when you are that tired.

A couple of glasses of wine and some choc for yourself might go some way to making up for it perhaps.

ImperialFucker Sat 26-Oct-13 21:05:36

I think what he's done is awful! He could go out with his mates any time. The whole POINT of tonight was that you got a proper night's sleep!

Why am I angrier than you, OP?

LEMisafucker Sat 26-Oct-13 21:09:10

So let me get this right - you have the opportunity for a child free evening and he goes out with his footie mates???? Tired or not - he should be jumping at the opportunity to do something with you, even if it was a takeaway and an early night! Is he usually this selfish?

I would be really hurt and upset

tearoomtrash Sat 26-Oct-13 21:09:46

Hi Married. Although technically I have next week off work, toddler still may not be sleeping, and I will be caring for her during the day then doing bits & bobs of school stuff in the evenings when DH comes home, so not a week off in the same way that tonight is truly a night "off", if you see what I mean? I like your thinking though wink

Mumra - yes, you have understood exactly how I feel, but also feel torn because he's generally a good egg and doesn't go out too often. I think it's the fact that he has chosen a night out with a load of blokes he has already socialised with today, rather than an evening in alone with me hmm

tearoomtrash Sat 26-Oct-13 21:12:24

Too, imperial & LEM - yes, yes!

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