Woman divides the internet after forbidding husband from napping on Christmas Day

Woman divides the internet after forbidding husband from napping on Christmas Day

A woman has divided the internet after criticizing her husband for sleeping in on Christmas Day.

An anonymous Reddit user posted her dilemma in the popular “Am I the A**hole” forum and received mixed feedback about her festive dilemma after she explained how she believed her partner was disrupting the big day by sleeping around.

She wrote in the post: “My husband (40M) (F39) and I have been married for over 15 years… I can’t sleep no matter what I do and I never sleep I am not good at it anyway, and I consider it lost time in a day, and time lost with our daughters (9 and 10) and time that could be better spent doing chores, playing, exercising , etc.

The report continued: “My [husband] LOVE to sleep. He would do this almost every day. Besides, he sleeps every morning on weekends and holidays. I don’t mind so much because I would like to do it too, if only I could. We used to take [turns] when I could still fall asleep.

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“However, this is on top of the afternoon nap. Even though I tell him to please go to bed earlier, to please not sleep, especially when the girls are around, he just doesn’t care. He will sleep anyway. He never gives in to my requests.”

She went on to say: “Today’s Christmas Day. We partied yesterday and went to bed very late. I was exhausted. However, it was around the usual bedtime (I go to bed 2-3 hours before he does). We managed to wake up at 9am, which is great for me. We watched our daughters open their presents and eat breakfast. I asked everyone if they wanted to watch a Christmas movie.

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“The girls refused and preferred to play with their toys. Then my husband immediately went to bed. At 11am on Christmas Day. I am beyond shocked. I can’t even believe it. We could have played with the girls, watched another movie or even anything he would enjoy, cleaned up the Christmas mess, anything, anything, but no, he went back to bed.”

She asked for feedback and closed by writing: “AITA for criticizing him, being mad at him on Christmas day and trying to control when he sleeps?”

The post left people conflicted. Some were critical of her, with one saying: “YTA. First of all, if your husband sleeps so much, you should consider that he has an incurable sleep disorder. If so, it could cause major problems down the road for his physical health.”

Another said: “Good lord, Christmas Day naps are like the best part of Christmas. My kids go play on their new stuff, and we put on footballs and sleep on the couch. You sound like the reason I don’t do Christmas Day at my mom’s house anymore. Were you ‘terrified’? YTA”

Others, however, took the woman’s side entirely.

One user said: “It doesn’t sound like he’s sleeping that much or has a problem – it sounds like he’s just being selfish and prioritizing his own ‘me’ time at night over his family time. And let his wife take up all the parenting.”

Another wrote: “NTA but it’s not a slacking issue, it seems more like an issue of your husband ducking out to leave you with all the responsibility regularly and not just at Christmas. It’s frustrating because you’re tired too, but he doesn’t offer you a break. He could help you clean up and then you both could take a break and still have family time.”

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