I started working nights for very practical reasons. Childcare mostly. My husband and I had opposite work schedules which enabled us to skip strangers watching our kids.
Now, sigh, it has become something else.
Since I have all day off, I'm expected to do things that are simply not compatible with life.
Phone calls need to be made? I do it since I'm home all day.
Errands run? Appointments made? That's me.
Someone needs to meet with the repair man? Of course I can get up after 2 hrs sleep and let him in the house to look at the AC. After all, I have the whole day off. It doesn't matter that I haven't had a total of 10 hrs sleep in the last 72, and I'm scheduled again that night.
I enable the machine that is my family to run more smoothly, and it's probably costing me my health.
I'm really going to have to set some boundaries.