When I switched jobs at the beginning of November I also switched from days to nights. I have adjusted well and like it for the most part. Unfortunately, my mother has still not figured it out yet. I've tried several times to explain it to her that I go to bed at about 10 am after I get home from work, yet she still calls at 3-4 pm on days after I've worked expecting me to be up. She tells me I "need to get up and move around." This comment infuriates me!! :angryfire I need at least 8 hours of sleep to be able to do that! Granted, I was depressed after I graduated and I know she was worried about me but it has gradually gotten better after I started my new job.
I would turn my phone off but I live by myself and I'm worried that there will be an emergency and no one would be able to get a hold of me. I've thought about calling her at 4 am but for some reason I feel bad. Maybe I just need to suck it up and do it so that she gets the point. She's a teacher's aide...it's too bad it's Christmas break. I think I'd like it better if I called on a day that she worked
Jan 3, '07
Quote from TazziRN
Screw feeling bad, call her at 0400!!!! Do that a few times and I guarantee she will get it.
While in college, my weekends are my days to sleep in and relax...not to get up early. Some Fridays and Saturdays I wouldn't go to bed until 3 4 or 5 am. My father used to call me at 6am on a Saturday or Sunday morning, 'just to see what I was doing'. Eventually, I started staying up until 4am then calling him back--'just to see what he was doing'. After about 4 phone calls, and four crummy mornings, he soon got the picture.
No reason to feel bad here. You're not doing it to be mean, just to get your point across. You've already tried explaining it to her, and that obviously didn't work. Mean would be if you continued doing it after she got the message, just because you enjoyed waking her up in the middle of the night.
Call her back!
Last edit by S.T.A.C.E.Y on Jan 3, '07