My In-Laws keep me up too late!

posted 3 years ago in Married Life
Post # 3
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@GirlNextDoor:  Since you don’t visit that often, I have two suggestions – 1. Just deal with it because it’s not like it is every week (and I know their intention is to show you a good time), or 2. Bring your own car so that you can still partake in the activities, but you can also decide when the activities end.

I am also a person who values getting enough sleep, so I know how you feel.

Post # 4
359 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@MrsPanda99:  These are the only solutions I can think of as well.

Post # 6
11626 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Do you have a good enough relationship to just tell them in advance?  “Hey, we usually stay out pretty late. I’m feeling pretty tired today, any chance we can make this an early night?”  Hopefully they’ll eventually get the point.

Otherwise, MrsPanda’s suggestions are really good ones!

Post # 7
3557 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Couldn’t you have a chat with your in laws about how you need to go to bed earlier and ask them to take it into consideration when making plans? My parent’s know that FI is pretty much a zombie after 9:30 at night and have never planed anything to keep him up past then. Heck his late evening sleepiness is a good part of the reason why we’re having a day time wedding, he’d never make it all the way through a night one.

Post # 9
3476 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Just tell them that you love visiting them, but it’s hard on you because you are always tired from the hours, and ask them not to schedule anything after 10PM/before 8AM.  They won’t know you feel that way if you don’t say anything.

Post # 10
5259 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@GirlNextDoor:  I know this feeling!! I go to bed at 10 or 11 each night and when we go places I usually bring my own car so that I can leave when I feel like it and others can stay longer

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