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So, what time were you up this morning?

(38 Posts)
Orangeanddemons Wed 25-Dec-13 10:08:55

I was up at 12:30 am to settle dd who couldn't sleep through excitement.
Then she came in at 6 wanting to open her presents. Got in with us, and then went back to sleep for a couple of hours. Finally up at 7:45.

So I am well rested this fine Christmas morning ( not)

How about you?

scripsi Wed 25-Dec-13 13:23:26

5am here, painful

D0oinMeCleanin Wed 25-Dec-13 13:25:26

10:20am grin They were sooo excited they didn't get to sleep until gone 1am shock Still it gave us a lie in. My children don't do getting up when it's still dark [smug]

fiftyandfab Wed 25-Dec-13 13:53:11

9.30 here ... domestic goddess stuff done...turkey in oven and now sitting with a ciggy and G&T grin watching VERY old Top of the Pops!

SillyOldHector Wed 25-Dec-13 13:54:34

My ex-p is downstairs and i'm upstairs at the moment. He won't go and is making the day unbearable just by his presence.
I might need to post later about my situation for some advice. He just told me he's going to fight me over csa payments. Apparently he can't afford what he will have to pay on a GP's salary hmm
He's obsessed with money and financially controlling. We've been together 15 years, house and mortgage is in his name and as we never married (he constantly avoided it) i'm entitled to nothing. I've been such a naive fool, how could i have put the dc and myself in such a vulnerable position.
I worked on and off over the years but as he worked away i did all the childcare and our agreement was that he earned and i was a sahm.
Dc and i are moving out soon as we have no choice. I can't afford this house.
I need to call csa and women's aid again and get some more advice.

What on earth does he hope to gain by putting us through this agony. I'll be well rid but it doesn't make it any less painful. I feel dreadful for my dcsad

GampyWabbit Wed 25-Dec-13 15:49:28

Amazingly dcs (2,6,10) only woke at 6.45am! Present opening commenced at 7am! Pretty impressed really grin!

redundantandbitter Wed 25-Dec-13 16:56:00

sillyoldhector are you still hiding upstairs? Hope he's gone to count his money and you can relax and enjoy your Dc's

CalamitouslyWrong Wed 25-Dec-13 17:00:04

DH woke me up at 6. I then tried to go back to sleep until DS2 got up at 7.45. DS1 was also waiting for him. He woke with a loud shout of 'I need a wee wee' and then asked, 'is it Christmas morning?'. He was delighted when we said yes.

FracturedViewOfLife Wed 25-Dec-13 17:19:37

Wen't to bed at 9am and woke up about half an hour ago.

DramaAlpaca Wed 25-Dec-13 17:24:04

We dragged the last teenager out of bed at 11am fgrin. It made a nice change from the 6am starts we used to have when they were small.

SillyOldHector - hope you are OK.

slug Wed 25-Dec-13 19:09:44

I cracked an eyelid at 9am and mentioned to DH that DD (aged 12) must have woken up because we could hear her playing her new guitar. Sometimes the teen years don't seem so bad. No more 6am hysteria. grin

cantheyseeme Wed 25-Dec-13 19:41:35

5.30Am with dd2 and dp was so excited he went in and woke up dd1 with his fave prezzie, she was so mardy haha we have a teenage 4yr old! grin Needless to say we are zonked but watching the xmas soaps and having a bevvy before an early night grin

GampyWabbit Thu 26-Dec-13 08:28:24

Sillyoldhector - hope you're ok hmm

Lweji Thu 26-Dec-13 09:12:20

Silly, I hope you are OK.

Do post elsewhere. He can't fight you over CSA. He has to fight CSA. grin That is the beauty of it.

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