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I agree. I’m not really complaining though; I go to work all day, come back, cook at night, put the kids to bed, do the housework and by about 11pm I’ve got the rest of the day to myself!
I felt this comment. My wife and I get about an hour a night of peace before we go to bed and do it all over again.
We had friends who had a “family bed”, where the two kids under age 5 slept with them. I *never* understood how they could be happily married with literally no downtime for themselves as a couple.
Maybe they weren't happy.
LOTS of couples with commitments they can't get out of (like kids) are not happy couples, they're just sticking out the path they chose.
Just holding on for when change comes. Which it does. Quicker than you expect.
Then you miss how things were because humans are fucked.
Ah dang. Screw that. We did have a period where my now seven year old was having nightmares and was afraid to sleep alone so he’d randomly end up in our bed in the middle of the night but that shit was stopped asap. Not dealing with that forever lol
The only love time we have is when both kids are taking their naps during the weekend... When they actually take their naps...
I've never once allowed my daughter to sleep in my bed once she outgrew the bassinet age. I can't understand people who willingly give up every last bit of their personal space to their children. It's not good for them. They don't learn respect for boundaries if you don't set any.
Right before the pandemic started I became a stay at home parent and it changed my life. My marriage is much more stable, my home life is much more calm, and we actually have time to enjoy each other and relax. The amount of time and money we spent to just keep our heads above water was crazy.
A whopping 11 mins! Woohoo
The American dream
you sound just like my Mom.
I get up at 5am just to have time before everyone wakes up
About to become a dad. Is this my future?
There is no peace. Only Doc McStuffins.
Bluey helps more with my sanity than I care to admit.
It's ok to love Bluey.
Bluey is AWESOME! For real life!
Yeah mate, welcome to no personal time for the next few years ahahah. Ive got a 14 month and a 2 month old :)
This 2-3 times a week. Like to do it on WFH days and I get 2 hours before chaos. My wife on the other hand
Ahahah i do this to
This is the way. Call me old but I'm in bed by 9pm, wake up at 4 just so I can have a solid hour of quiet reading time before getting ready for work.
I need at least 8 hours of sleep every day. And about 10 at night.
I'm on hour 3, but I'm trapped by a cat and a dog sleeping on me, so I technically can't move. I'm not a monster.
As one familiar with this kind of predicament: good. There are far too many monsters in this world who wouldn’t think twice to disturb animals in resting. This is a sin in the animal world. They will- and should- hold this transgression against you for hours to come
I’ve almost sent a picture of my cat sleeping on me to call in to work. Now I can’t get out of bed because of the same thing. I would give my little bean all the time in the world.
Do it. Only a heartless monster wouldn't grant a personal day under such circumstances. Being trapped by a sleeping kitty/pup is a sacred predicament. So sayeth Dog.
I agree but sometimes I have to pee 😆
12 hours of sleep + 12 hours of alone time = I can be productive for the rest of the day
I’m on hour 5, and about ready to shower and dress. About.
I’m getting ready to get ready.
Quiet. I need a nap.
"All I need is 8 hours of sleep during the day... and another 10 at night, and I'll be OK." -William Hicks
Is that Bill Hicks, the late comedian?
Certainly won't be on time anymore
That's one massive morning turd....
Bono’s gonna be pissed
Your probably really funny comment
It's some decade old joke from South Park. There was an episode where it's revealed Bono is literally a poop
Ahhh I see, good ol' south park😂
All these comments about having no peaceful alone time when you have kids is depressing/making me rethink having them one day
I have three kids. I'd settle for 8-12 minutes.
I take it you haven't found the serenity that is hiding in the corner of the kitchen?
How would that help? They find me. On the toilet is my go to.
Wait, do your kids associate the kitchen with chores? That helps.
My kids are under 5. They don't really do chores yet.
Dad has some work to do in the backyard
Every Monday I feel like zalgo text and it lasts until Friday afternoon. But then on Friday for 1.5 days I can feel like good zalgo text. Until the Sunday scaries…
Had to burn a couple days vacation last week (use it or lose it). So I worked Monday, was off Tuesday/Wednesday, worked Thursday/Friday and now off for the weekend. And I can't remember the last time my body&mind were this relaxed.
Gotta find somewhere to work that schedule every week lol
Ready to tackle the day for about four hours before I’m ready for some more alone time/sleep.
16 hours would be better but it’s not a perfect world I guess.
I'm perfectly content to "waste" an entire weekend without leaving the house. My wife hates it when I do that, though...so its rare.
20 hours *
The grass is definitely greener on the other side. This whole thread full of people complaining about having their loved ones take up all their time and they want some time alone. Meanwhile I've basically been completely alone my whole life (discounting people who treated me like shit). I get tiny amounts of time with a tiny handful of shallow friendships where we just play video games or watch TV and never talk about real life, like if I'm not entertaining them then I'm worthless to them.
I posted this yesterday wtf
I fell asleep in the Fazolis parking lot on the way to the gym.
I need 8 to 12 just to manage an hour of socializing.
Same Kevin, same.
Tale as old as time 🎵
I see. He's an Iphone.
I need about 24 hours every morning and I'm good to go
Yea, for me, the first 5 days after the weekend are the toughest to get through.
Would be a great idea if you woke up at 3 am and your day began at 12 pm. Unfortunately your necessity just isn’t realistic. Time to grow up