An exhausted mother of a newborn baby described how her husband makes her make him dinner at 2 a.m. despite the fact that she only gets a few hours of sleep. The new mother took to Reddit to complain that her husband has been staying out late at night. “I’m talking about 2-3 a.m. late. “I’m not sure what he’s doing out that late at night, but he claims his evening shifts tend to run late and he works ‘extra’ hours,” she wrote. “I’m a new mother, I’m constantly exhausted, and I only get a few hours of sleep,” she added.
“Normally when he’s out so late I have my dinner and not put anything aside for him because he obviously eats at work like he said. “On Thursday, at 2:45 a.m., he jolted me awake by shaking me. When I ask him what he wants, he says he’s hungry and wants to eat. I tell him that I didn’t have dinner ready for him because I assumed he’d eaten at work. “He loses it on me and asks, ‘Are you f**king insane? ‘Did you eat at work?'”
Her husband then demanded that she go prepare him dinner at 2 a.m. “I snap at him and yell at him at 2 a.m., asking what dinner is,” the mother continued. “He then throws at me that he was working all day then asks what I was doing all day. The baby wakes up, which irritates me even more. “I start arguing with my husband and he storms out of the room saying I should make it up to him after I decided to not save dinner for him then goes on comments on how much I eat and how much weight I’d put up lately.
I refuse to make dinner, and he ends up sleeping without eating. “He goes into radio silence after telling me that he works harder for this family than I do and that the least I could do is have dinner ready for him no matter what time it is.” The mother then asked Reddit users if she was wrong for snapping at her husband, but fellow users were left ‘raging’ as a result of her husband’s behavior.
“You don’t know what he’s actually doing, and he clearly doesn’t know what it’s like to be a parent at home with a newborn,” one person wrote. AND he brings up your weight?!?! Argh!!!!! I’m raged on your behalf!!!” “I have an 18-month-old,” said another. If my partner had ever treated me like that, especially after caring for our child all day, I believe that would have been the end of it for me. The bravado and disrespect are on full display. Plus, what is he doing out that late with a baby at home? Nope. Done.”