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Old 06-23-2012, 09:00 AM   #11
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I do end up doing them at night a lot of the time. The problem with that is, DH works 12-18 hours a day so if I want to see/talk to him before he conks out on the couch or in bed from being exhausted I have to do it quick then. By the time we get a few min to catch up I'm exhausted and fall asleep to. He usually wants me in bed with him. He says he sleeps better when I'm there. We get up at 5:30 each morning so we are really tired by 10 or 11 usually and my energy level is 0.



DS isn't much on being held anymore. I've had him in the mei tai on my back while doing them and he hates it. Even when DH plays with him to keep him occupied (when he gets off a little earlier) we end up peeling DS off my legs. I have no idea why my washing dishes freaks the kid out so much. I've never heard of such a thing!
Do the dishes together It will make it more "fun" and give you time to chat.

Also while DS naps or with him strapped on your back is what I would do. HTH

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Old 06-23-2012, 09:06 AM   #12
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Re: Just need to complain...DS won't let me wash dishes. Any advice welcome!

What about doing them at night but having your DH help? That way you two get the time together to talk. I realize he works long hours, but if you are getting up at the same time he is and spending the day caring for the house and child, it's not like you aren't working the same long hours.
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No suggestions, but I can sympathize! DD won't let either Dh or I do the dishes, it's a huge pain, and they can't be done when she is napping or asleep at night because our kitchen sink is against the bedroom wall (the kitchen and bedroom share a wall) so it wakes her up It's gotten to where I either just let her cry at my feet so I can get a few dishes done at a time, or one of us takes her out and the other does dishes. So just sympathy here!
Same here. Our house is so small and the kitchen is right next to his room.
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DH will help if I ask him too sometimes but otherwise he wants his time to wind down and check out craigslist for a new family vehicle for us or he works in the garden until dark.
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