I'm just wondering if anyone else is married to a shift worker, if so, does it bother you or anything?
My husband does 12hr rotating shifts. This week he does Mon, Tues and Wed nights, then he is off until next week when he does Mon, Tues days and Thurs, Fri nights. Then he works Wed, Thurs, Fri days before going back to the start.
I've never known him to work any other hours so I don't know what it's like to be married to someone who works 9-5 five days a week or anything. I like the fact that he has 3-4 days off each week. He needs to leave here at 6:30 and he doesn't get home till 7:20, so it makes for a long day/night. The nights are the hardest though. He will often sleep until 3-3:30 and needs to be out the door in 3hrs so it is a mad rush of trying to do homework, baths, dinner etc.
School holidays are also hard, trying to keep the kids quiet so he can sleep. Generally they are good, but some days it seems like they push all the buttons they can. DH sleeps with earplugs in so I don't need to worry too much.
How do other mums cope??