My dad called me yet again today at 5.30 am to ask me what time his sister-in-law is coming to pick him up (I'll give you a clue, Daddy: not in the middle of the friggin night!!) and I'm just fed up, I only got to bed at about 12.45 and I have a massive deadline to hit tomorrow at work that will require me to work well into the night tonight. I cannot function on 5 hours sleep, I am wrecked but I can't get back to sleep so have just got up and sobbed. I'm not a morning person (understatement) and I don't do well with sleep deprivation. Just really, really fed up. Why doesn't he understand that it isn't acceptable to call me at that unholy hour? Sometimes he even apologises for "ringing at this time" when he speaks to me and I find myself thinking "if you KNOW you're waking me up how about you DON'T DO IT???" Would it be unreasonable of me to turn my phone off at night? The reason I don't is he gets confused in the mornings and gets into a panic, and then if he can't get hold of anyone he panics worse. I can't continue to live like this, these are supposed to be my child-free years I don't need to get up at the crack of dawn
Thanks for letting me get that off my chest.