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I’m really sorry MOM’s members but I’m going to use this space to vent a little about my husband of 8 years…normally I would never do this but I’ve had a really tiring week so I need to let it out in order to keep my sanity!! DH works alternating shifts and has been doing this for the past 10 years or so and it works really well for us and our little family, which is great. My only issue is that he is such a grumpy person in the morning!! He doesn’t yell, he just mopes around the house and keeps to himself for the first hour or so. The kids and I are all morning people and start our day at around 6:30 to 7am so it’s not like we are up at the crack of dawn {he’s home from work at about 10-11pm each night}. Normally we deal with it quiet easily but at the moment we are in the middle of a huge renovation so we sleep in the lounge room, which is also the dining room, kids play room- everything until the house is finished in a few weeks. This means that there is no escape unless we go to the kids rooms!! He’s almost back to his morning shifts so I’m counting down the days to pleasant mornings :)

I feel so much better now that I’ve said all of that- it also seems really insignificant now that I’ve read it back t myself!


Posted by angewebber, 18th April 2013


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  • It’s a pity your childrens bedrooms aren’t further away from yours. Are you able to take them out while he gets a bit more sleep or is the weather too bad to do so? Hopefully your house alterations will be finished very soon and things will get back to normal.

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  • Thanks for sharing your story

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  • Lol my partner use to work away. For the last year, he’s been working and home every night and with the man grumps I just wish he would bugger off working away again lmao.
    I hope the renovations are completed soon!!

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  • Lucky you! It only lasts for an hour or so! My hubby has quit smoking, which is great for his and our health, not to mention bank balance. But oh my goodness has it made him a grumpy bum :/ Hopefully it doesn’t last long

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  • I guess you’ll just have to count down the days til he changes his shifts

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  • Grumpy morning people! Always hard work!

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  • Nothing like writing it down to get some perspective.

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  • Yeah my hubby is not a morning person at all! Sometimes hes ok others….. avoid avoid avoid!!! All the best with the renos !

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  • It sounds as though this was a really stressful stage in your life (isn’t renovating always so much harder than we think it’s going to be?). My husband is Mr Grumpy too (but I love him anyway)

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