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LazyDogJumpedOver Fri 01-Jan-16 08:13:28

My husband and I stayed in last night as parents of two young boys we're just too tired to attempt any proper New Year's Eve celebration. We managed to stay up to midnight to toast the new year and were on our way to bed when his brother knocked to wish us a happy new year. Long story short: my husband ended going over to his brother's house. He said he wouldn't get too broken. I was fine with him going.

He came home at 3am absolutely plastered. The idiot went into the wrong bedroom and woke our one year old. Woke me, kept waking me throughout the night and is going to be broken for the whole day.

I am just so pissed off with him. Yes, its okay to get drunk but does he have to break himself? Has he no restraint? I would never get so drunk I'm not able to function the next morning because I'm a bloody parent.

I'm just fuming. I don't know what to say to him. I feel like either ignoring him and taking the kids out away from his hangover or just waking him up and dumping both kids with him. Both seem childish!


RoganJosh Fri 01-Jan-16 08:15:30

I'd take the higher ground and let him sleep till a decent time, say ten. Then he has to pull his weight. Plus he owes you some time for tomorrow.

Enjolrass Fri 01-Jan-16 08:26:40

You say he has no restraint. Does this happen every time he goes out?

Yanbu by the way. I have no issue with dh going out and drinking, even being drunk.

The one time (years ago) he went out came back a kept everyone up all night with his retching down the toilet pissed me off. Thankfully he realised he was a twat too and we haven't had a repeat performance.

I let him sleep in and then went back to bed later and left him with the kids.

I love an afternoon nap, so it worked well for me in the end. grin

esiotrot2015 Fri 01-Jan-16 08:32:42

If it's a one off because it's new year I'd let it go

If it's once a week if go bananas

esiotrot2015 Fri 01-Jan-16 08:33:48

As for today i would leave him to recover
Take the boys into town and have a coffee or something
Then tomorrow insist he takes them swimming while you sleep / have a bath / etc etc

KinkyAfro Fri 01-Jan-16 08:39:05

Broken and break himself? I've never heard that expression for pissed before!

ShipwreckedAndComatose Fri 01-Jan-16 08:45:34

Me neither, kinky! What the difference between getting drunk and being broken?

TooSassy Fri 01-Jan-16 08:50:48

It was NYE!!! I'd quite like to have gone out and gotten pissed with my DB!!! grin

If it's a one off YABU. If it's a regular occurrence less so, but it was still NYE. I'd leave him be today and then do something fun (aka alone) tmrw.

peggyundercrackers Fri 01-Jan-16 08:53:08

It's new year, one night. Give him a break... So what if your a parent - doesn't mean your any better than him because you stayed in and went to bed.

You say he is childish yet you want to go out and dump the kids on him... Pot kettle black comes to mind.

SevenOfNineTrue Fri 01-Jan-16 09:02:34

Is this a one off?

I've gone out before and thought I was fine, hit the night air and realised that I was a bit more merry than I thought (not drunk though).

ThroughThickAndThin01 Fri 01-Jan-16 09:04:26

Nye is different to any other night IMO.


unimaginativename13 Fri 01-Jan-16 09:18:23

I posted this last week!

Leave the kids with him, as I've found out this is the most INCONSIDERATE thing you could do to a man with a hangover.

I also went out and returned with a bacon roll and coffee - for myself.

My OH has spent the week crawling up my backside - he had also smashed his watch which was a wedding present. He cried at the thought of how angry he thought I would be. It made me feel better.

TheBunnyOfDoom Fri 01-Jan-16 09:18:50

YANBU - he's automatically assumed you're there to pick up the pieces and look after the children while he lies around in bed all day with a hangover. If he'd asked/it had been pre-arranged it would be different.

I'd bank this, though, and use it tomorrow. Let him sleep off his hangover and then get up tomorrow, get ready to go out, wake him up and tell him you're off out shopping/to meet a friend for the day and let him get on with it.

If he complains, tell him he did the same thing today when he got so plastered he couldn't get himself to bed properly, so now it's your turn to have a day off.

Champagneformyrealfriends Fri 01-Jan-16 09:19:46

I'd let him off-unless this happens all the time that is. I wouldn't let him lounge in bed all day though.

catfordbetty Fri 01-Jan-16 09:45:50

I'd avoid the tit for tat approach. It seldom works in the long run.

ilovesooty Fri 01-Jan-16 09:49:06

I agree with catfordbetty
The point scoring sounds tedious and depressing to me.

FrChewieLouie Fri 01-Jan-16 09:50:01

I'm feeling about the same this morning. I went to bed at 2, after we'd shared a bottle of wine and champagne (mostly drunk by him), thinking he wouldn't be much longer. No, he stayed downstairs and drank the expensive bottle of prosecco that was a Christmas present to me from my mum.

Woke me up coming to bed at 5, then proceeded to kick me with his restless legs until I gave up trying to get any sleep and got up angry.

I might be encouraging dd2 to hammer the piano extra loud this morning... Happy New Year to us, eh? flowers rather than wine...

Gileswithachainsaw Fri 01-Jan-16 10:08:52


it's new years. So what.

way to show you appreciate your wife and family by getting too drunk to be able to look after them. nice Starr to her new year isn't it. dealing with a stinking hungover partner whin decided his alcohol consumption was more important than how hos wife would feel having to clean up after him.

selfish behaviour whatever day of the year it is.

it's perfectly possible to have a few drinks have a good time and not render yourself drunk and useless fir the next day or two after.

JennyOnAPlate Fri 01-Jan-16 10:10:14

As others have said, if it's a one off then fair enough. Especially as it was nye.

MoMoTy Fri 01-Jan-16 10:13:06

Depends if it's a one off or regular behaviour. I would also ignore the childish tit for tat advice, it's stupid and achieves nothing.

Shutthatdoor Fri 01-Jan-16 10:13:07

The point scoring sounds tedious and depressing to me.

Completely agree. Really childish imo.

SugarDiabetes Fri 01-Jan-16 10:16:33

Bloody hell, he got pissed on NYE with his brother.

Let him sleep, make him coffee and breakfast when he wakes, love him and laugh at him.

It'll be you doing it one day and you'll get back what you give.

Unless he does this every week, it's a no-brainer for me.

FindoGask Fri 01-Jan-16 10:23:02

Sounds like a one-off, and it wouldn't bother me. Start 2016 in the spirit of peace and love, let him have his lie-in and then discuss what you'll all do together today.

thenightsky Fri 01-Jan-16 10:23:13

I wouldn't leave the DCs with him. If he drank as much as you fear he did, then he's probably still pissed and over the limit.

LazyDogJumpedOver Fri 01-Jan-16 10:23:47

It's not a one off, there are other 'special' occasions this has happened. He regrets it but doesn't seem to stop doing it.

Yes, I don't mind if we've prearranged a night out for him and I'll look after the kids for the morning. But getting yourself so drunk you can't move or function the next day is not on.

I woke him at 9 but he's still lingering upstairs.

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