(Closed) feeling bored and resentful and no TV to distract me now

posted 5 years ago in Babies
Post # 16
309 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Wow I am so annoyed for you. Idea time- watch netflix on the computer with headphones. That way baby doesn’t “absorb” anything. I suspect this isn’t about the sounds though and more so his way of passive-aggressively venting that he is at ‘work’ while you watch tv at home.

Post # 18
7430 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Girl, I hope you’ve turned your TV back on, and go eat some bread! 😉

Post # 19
2564 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Tell your husband what he should do with those opinions, shove them right up his ass.

Post # 20
883 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University

Actually at 4:00 you need to go to Vons and get a loaf of the fresh baked, warm french bread.  And some brie. And a bottle of wine (just a glass!). And eat it all.

You’re surviving beautifully and, yes, motherhood IS boring. You’re doing great.

Post # 21
375 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I don’t think your baby is learning aggression from the shows, but I think you could try out headphones as a compromise.

Post # 22
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014


envirobride:  Wow. Can’t believe you are putting up with this from your husband. He’s treating you like a child and you are letting him do it.

Post # 23
199 posts
Blushing bee
Post # 24
1649 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2000

I am due in Sept and plan to take at least 16wks off for maternity leave.

First of all, I would go stir crazy without some sort of entertainment or stimulation after giving birth.  Second of all, bread is delicious. 

What else are you supposed to do for the next 42 wks before the end of the year??? Just because you have a baby doesn’t mean you can’t steal a few mins to yourself to unwind and watch TV.  Your husband’s attitude really rubs me the wrong way.  AND for the record, watching sports is junk tv to me!

Post # 25
2347 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

envirobride:  Yes, do so.  Have a talk.  But do NOT let him walk all over you like he has been!!  Those demands are absolutely ludicrous!  

Post # 26
2066 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

i’m gonna gorge myself on bread and binge-watch OITNB this weekend in protest!!! i don’t have children… but i know for a fact if my husband was so critical and controlling we would have legit issues. more serious issues than tv watching and bread eating, that is for sure.

if he thinks he could do a better job, paternity leave is a very real thing in canada. i’m sure he’d pass the time solving rubix cubes and ending world hunger.

Post # 27
423 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Um. Wow. I second everything said here. I’ve got my 8 week old son napping on me right now. As I watch Netflix. And drink a Coke. He’s an awful napper so if he is sleeping I’m fine staying here for an hour or so. Your Darling Husband needs a reality check. There are no perfect days with a newborn. We just get through each day. He needs to back off. If the baby is fed and changed and has its needs attended to, you are doing everything you need to as a mother. And eat the bread! He should be worshipping what your body did (grow a tiny human) and what it is still doing (nourishing said tiny human). Hugs to you!

Post # 28
942 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

envirobride:  Sounds like your husband needs to stay home for a week. He has NO right to talk down to you and tell you how to raise your baby…and what you can and cannot do while at home. Seriously, his behavior is disturbing. 

Post # 29
3025 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014 - Prague

Being told what I “should” do? No no no no no. I can only imagine how nutso I’d be at home with a newborn. The “should”s on top of that would push me right over the edge.

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