Returning to work after the birth of her child is an ordeal for any mother. Between the fatigue, the separation from her tiny baby, the professional habits to be found, the stress is increased tenfold.
A woman, having seen her work hours changed due to the approach of the holidays, asked her husband to take some of their yarn in the morning. But he simply refused.
An angry mother took to the Reddit community anonymously to explain the reason for her anger. It is she who, every morning, prepares her seven-month-old daughter, picks her up in the evening from their babysitter and then takes care of her until she falls asleep. “I went back to work when she was three months old,” she wrote. Her husband, for his part, has hours opposite to his, often coming home between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. To work at night, he therefore sleeps during the day. Which is now a problem.
An unfair request
“Because of the holidays, I have to start work at 5:30 a.m.,” she explained. “So I can’t drop our daughter off at the babysitter’s,” she continued. She therefore asks her husband to get up at 6:30 a.m. to prepare their daughter and then stay with her until her mother arrives. She is the one who will then take him to the babysitter. “He then has seven hours before he has to wake up to go to work,” she added. However, her husband, not very enthusiastic about this idea, refuses to help her, believing that he would interrupt her sleep too much and finding it unfair.
Playing the role of father
“Am I asking too much? she asked the members of the forum. “If the baby cries at night, I pick her up. I always pick her up after work and when my schedule returns to normal around the end of January, I will be the one to take care of her in the morning and evening. “I feel like I can do everything and it’s not that hard to get her ready and go back to bed,” she concluded. In the comments following her message, many people supported her and said that her request was in no way unreasonable. “He’s a parent, you ask him to be,” one person noted. A second nodded: “You mean asking your husband to be a parent? No, it’s not unreasonable at all.”