The original poster (OP) and his wife have a daughter Chloe. Chloe is 4 years-old and has autism and developmental delays.
Chloe Has Been Sick For a While
OP says that Chloe gets very clingy with his wife when she doesn’t feel well and she’s been sick for weeks.
She Won’t Sleep Without Her Mom
Chloe gets very clingy to her mom when she’s sick and refuses to sleep without her. So almost every night for the past month and a half, OP’s wife and daughter have been sleeping in the guest room.
His Wife is Extremely Tired
OP says Chloe is a kicker and likes to sprawl out so his wife doesn’t sleep well when she’s sleeping next to her.
OP Takes Chloe in the Mornings
OP has been getting up an hour and a half early every day to get Chloe so his wife can sleep. He gets her dressed, does her hair, gives her breakfast and drops her off at daycare or plays with her on weekends while his wife sleeps.
He Says He’s Exhausted
He feels tired and says he needs a break.
His Friends Invited Him on a Trip
His friends invited him on a ski trip on the weekend so OP says he obviously wanted to go.
His Wife Said No
OP says he tried to tell his wife about it but she shut it down immediately.
He Thinks She’s Being Unfair
OP thinks his wife is being unfair because she gets a break in the mornings while Chloe is at daycare while he feels like he doesn’t ever get a break.
He Packed Up and Left
OP decided to pack for the trip and leave while his wife and daughter slept. He sent her a text message telling her where he would be and when he would return.
His Wife Left the House
When OP returned, there was a note saying his wife and Chloe were staying with her family and she hoped that the trip was worth it.
Opinions on the Matter are Divided
OP says his friends think his wife is overreacting and that she shouldn’t keep his child from him. However, OP’s mother called him and cursed him out for leaving them alone over the weekend. Now OP is wondering if what he did was wrong or did he deserve to have a break.
The Readers Respond
More information was later revealed that his wife also works and does most of the household chores and cooking. Readers also couldn’t believe that OP thought the two hours before and two hours after daycare are considered breaks for her.
“So the wife’s 2hrs before and after daycare (much of which she spends catching up on sleep, driving, and taking care of the house and cooking) count as a break but he says he ‘doesn’t get a break.’ If she had evenings off/if he took care of the kid completely in that time, he’d say that. So, he relaxes every evening while his wife cooks and takes care of the kid at the same time.”
The consensus was his wife did the right thing by leaving him. Also kudos to the mother-in-law for yelling at her son for leaving his family for four days (it wasn’t just the weekend).
“Apparently single moms have better lives and more free time in this exact scenario because they did not lose a partner, they got rid of an additional child. We always talk about how hard it is being a single mom, and it is, but not as hard as being a mom still married to some jerk.”
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