HOW can my son's father lie asleep beside him and not wake up while he SCREAMS his head off? I don't get it? The child grunts in his sleep and I'm awake.
Is it because he knows I'm there and will come and look after him, and is therefore subconsciously comfortable not responding?
I just don't get it. Perhaps it's just the difference between light and heavy sleepers, but given that a baby's scream is comparable in decibel strength to a jack hammer, I really don't understand his ability to sleep through it.
It does make me feel better about my motherly reluctance to hand over care of the children. We get a lot of stick for that, us over-protective mothers. But for god's sake, how can fathers turn off this easily?