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To want to make DP eat his sodding alarm clock?

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scarednoob Thu 21-Jan-16 22:27:16

He's a snoozer. So the alarm goes off at 6am, then again at 6.02am (not kidding), lather rinse repeat all the way to 6.30am or sometimes 6.45am when he finally gets up. By which time i am wide awake and furious! At the moment I'm on mat leave, and have usually just got the baby back to sleep, so don't want to be awake then. When I am at work, I usually sleep til about 8, as I work til about 9 at night.

I've tried everything from asking nicely to losing my rag; nothing stops his sodding beepbeepbeepbeep, over and over again. I wouldn't mind one snooze, but 15+ is ridiculous, surely?

Should I suck it up, as he's pretty good otherwise? Or staple it to his head?!

Hillfarmer Thu 21-Jan-16 22:28:18


Spare room?

scarednoob Thu 21-Jan-16 22:29:24

It will be the baby's room in a couple of weeks sad

goodnightdarthvader1 Thu 21-Jan-16 22:33:26

There was a very similar that recently.

What is his reasoning for this insanity?

Hillfarmer Thu 21-Jan-16 22:35:30

What's his excuse? You shouldn' thave to 'try everything' - he should stop doing it because it disrupts you. That's enough of a reason!

WaitingForMe Thu 21-Jan-16 22:36:25

I have this weird habit where I kick out violently if I hear the same alarm sound more than once. It fixed my DH.

ZebraLovesKnitting Thu 21-Jan-16 22:36:31


I was going to post the same post this evening about my DH. It drives me absolutely barmy. I don't know what the answer is though - I would've thought some form of respect for us, or at least human decency, would stop this but it doesn't seem to. My DH is a very selfish git anyway, even at the best of times.

Daffodil1210 Thu 21-Jan-16 22:38:20

YANBU. I'd do more than make him eat it... You're far too kind!! This would drive me round the bend. Haven't got any suggestions though I'm afraid. I'm assuming setting his alarm to the time he actually gets up is out of the question?!

Wolfiefan Thu 21-Jan-16 22:41:52

He needs to set the alarm later. Or:
Get a silent buzzing one to go under his pillow.
Sleep in the spare room.
Get up when the fucking alarm goes off.
Or leave.

MytwinisMilaKunis Thu 21-Jan-16 22:46:31

How selfish! I would not tolerate it.

Put him in other room on a roll out bed. When baby is old enough to go into to it's room he can share with him/her and then deal with him/her when the alarm wakes him/her at 6.00

Or he can sleep on the sofa.

Or he can sleep elsewhere permanently.

MarkRuffaloCrumble Thu 21-Jan-16 22:46:53

My DP tried this for a while until I killed him and buried him in the garden

I got really shitty about it and told him to set one alarm and get up when it goes off or he can go and sleep at his own house.

Honestly it's not on.

He needs to pick a time for ONE alarm then you kick him repeatedly until he gets out of bed. If he has a Fitbit he can set the alarm on that to buzz on his wrist (scares the shit out of me when mine goes off. No snoozing after that!)

Also buy yourself some earplugs. I can sleep through anything with those babies in and usually someone only has to breathe in my room to wake me up.

whois Thu 21-Jan-16 22:51:43

Wow 1 snooze and you're out in this house.

BuggersMuddle Thu 21-Jan-16 22:53:54

Oh no, that's grim. I used to get annoyed with DP for one snooze (and laptops in bed, so when I wake up, suddenly a tone of extra light). Oddly now I need to get up earlier (or indeed when I had business trips in the past) he expects me to just get up with minimal bleeping an no snooze. I finally pointed out the double-standard and he accepted it.

That's really inconsiderate OP. Either he's always late surely, or he is setting his alarm way too early.

annandale Thu 21-Jan-16 22:54:57

I had this for a short while when ds was small. There are no words for how infuriating I found it but I never said anything because dh is on strongly sedating medication and he was getting up to earn the money etc etc.

Luckily Sadly I break most things and at some point his clock radio stopped working. Cash was tight so I replaced it with a basic travel clock for a fiver. What a shame it doesn't have a snooze function.

This genuinely wasn't planned but it was a terrific outcome. Present him with a travel clock.

ChampaleSocialist Thu 21-Jan-16 23:04:08

Maybe try an alarm clock for deaf people that goes under his pillow and vibrates?

MarkRuffaloCrumble Thu 21-Jan-16 23:08:27

Brilliant Annandle, bloody phones have a lot to answer for!

I wasn't sure if baby was already here when I read about mat leave, in which case ear plugs might not be the way forward!

DP now takes his clothes and even deodorant/toothbrush etc downstairs and gets dressed down there to avoid waking me with jingling of belts and popping of lids etc

Your partner needs to take this seriously op! Give him shit and an ultimatum.

Heyheyheygoodbye Thu 21-Jan-16 23:09:13

My DH used to do this. I am not proud to say this but I just started throwing a huge benny every single morning. I mean properly losing my rag. He eventually stopped doing it - on the rare occasion it happens now, I hurtle straight back to Bennyville and that does the trick.

Iggi999 Thu 21-Jan-16 23:10:43

I have posted about this in the past. Now I agree a time I think is reasonable with him (ie an hour later than he wants but still half an hour before he actually crawls out of bed) and watch him set it.
If he doesn't comply with this I take his phone away when he's asleep. It is so annoying and the temptation to throw the thing (phone) on the floor is strong! Once awake I'm up for good, I will never fall asleep again. For half the week I'm the one up first which I accomplish with a vibrating Fitbit and in complete darkness. Why can't he be as considerate?

missingmumxox Thu 21-Jan-16 23:14:47

Bloody hell my husband did the same to me when I was on mat leave... Is this a phenomenon previously unnoticed?

Any way I tried reasonable, crying, shouting, in the end I just changed the alarm time to the time he actually fucking got up! Oh the revelation, it was like he had never considered this radical idea!

scarednoob Thu 21-Jan-16 23:15:23

Oh good thanks all - I was worried i was being a bitch! The alarm is on his mobile sadly, so i can't chuck it out of the window.

He's normally really thoughtful, he just really really likes his sleep, so he likes to snooze. Apparently it's ok because he has to get up early hmm. I'm a ridiculously light sleeper, whereas he could sleep through anything, which doesn't help.

I was wondering about a buzzing one or something. Although it would be tempting to shove that where the sun don't shine if he does it with that too!

annandale Thu 21-Jan-16 23:17:44

Ask him to try it for a week set to the ACTUAL time he really has to get up.

It doesn't help that I find waking up so painful I have absolutely no idea why anyone would choose to do it 15 times every morning. Not that it matters as when children are small you wake up like someone being punched and that's it.

AlpacaLypse Thu 21-Jan-16 23:23:07

I had one of these. We love each other very much, and we love our children too. However, it got to the point that I couldn't be doing with his weird alarm routines (he had four spattered around, all a few minutes apart).

I moved to the spare room. A really nice ensuite sort of spare room. He's allowed to <ahem> 'visit' but unless it's a weekend with no alarm shite, he's not allowed to stay.

Hubnut Thu 21-Jan-16 23:24:12

I get the same here. From half five. Then the long winded selection of clothes from the wardrobe with clattering hangers. Also have baby in room who wakes in a right grump, as do I. My complaints haven't resolved the issue.

annandale Thu 21-Jan-16 23:28:39

shock hub nut

BackforGood Thu 21-Jan-16 23:51:23

I don't understand why he doesn't just set it for 6,45 then, if he likes his sleep. Why on earth would you want to be disturbed 45mins before you need to get up ? confused

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