A dad has left the internet divided after refusing to help his wife at night with their 3-week-old twins...
Now, there's nothing quite as rewarding as being a parent.
The love between you and your child is something unlike any other feeling on earth… It’s a pretty magical thing.
But that's not to say it's easy...
Being a parent is basically the hardest job on earth – and the pressure to be a perfect parent can make life even more stressful.
Parenthood can be incredibly tough...
Newborn babies are hard work, that’s for sure.
Not to mention if you have twins.
That's 2 lots of screaming babies, 2 lots of diaper changes, and 2 lots of babies wanting milk.
It's also a given that parents don't tend to get much sleep with newborns...
Which is the issue at the center of a viral Reddit thread, which sees a working father ask for advice following a heated arguement with his wife.
And it's safe to say, after people heard the full story...
Reactions came pouring in, and they were a very mixed bag.
So, the father started off by explaining that he usually works seventy-two to eighty-four hours a week.
While his wife stays at home with their 3-week old twins.
He explained that he's on "daddy duty" during the weekend mornings as well as after work...
But that he needs his wife to take the nights in order for him to be able to sleep.
He went on to say his wife "can take 2-hour naps while [the babies] sleep" during the day, but that he is obviously unable to do that at work.
Adding that the pair hired a nanny 4 to 5 days a week specifically so his wife can rest during the day.
According to his calculations...
His wife gets around 7 hours of sleep when the nanny is there.
The father claims he's doing his bit and has "covered all weekends so far."
His wife apparently finds his views unfair, but insists he's "not just hanging [his wife] out to dry."
But, his argument is that he needs his sleep in order to function at work.
Many Reddit users suggested the couple hire a nanny at night instead of during the day, but the father said that just isn't an option:
"Unfortunately our nanny has kids as well so she's only available during the daytime," he explained.
"I've priced overnight help but it's almost triple what we pay now which I cannot afford."
So, what do you think? Is he well within his rights to ask his wife to take care of nights?
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