Men and their naps: Some explanations please!
Can anyone please explain to me why men need to take afternoon naps when they're home? I stay home w/ my kids, but I'm lucky if I get 20 mins of unwind time for myself, nevermind a nap. When my husband's not working, it's very easy for him to lie in front of the TV, remote in hand, sprawled across the couch. Before long he's snoring away.
I understand that he works long days, but he also has a great schedule w/ 4 consecutive days off per wk. His excuse is that he's catching up on the 3 full days (14 hrs each)when he does work. The thing is I'm up at the same time in the morning as my husband, and my day doesn't end until we're ready to go to bed. I have the kids all day every day, I cook, clean, do laundry....
Don't get me wrong, my husband does help around the house, but it's usually b/c I ask him too. Then I feel guilty b/c I hate to ask #1, and #2, I almost always get that "huh" moan from him.
My husband knows how hard it is to stay home and take care of the kids. It took him one day to realize this. Yet, still I find I have to ask him for help or just time so I can get a break too. Even if he'd take the kids outside to play baseball w/out having to be asked, that wld be great.
Are there any women out there that are going through a similiar situation that cld shed some light on this subject? Also, are there any men out there that are not from Mars who can relate to us women from Venus? If you are from Mars (definitely my husband's planet), however, can you please explain this "couch potato mentality" better to me. I'm still trying to figure it out and keep an open mind before I go and throw that bucket of cold water over my husband's head. (Just kidding!)
Any insight wld be greatly appreciated. Thanks!