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Being married to or living with a nurse is a very specific experience. It’s not like your friends, who may work 9-5 and have a predictable schedule. So if your soon-to-be spouse or roommate is a night shift nurse, get ready! This post was compiled with the help of my husband.
0830 – your nursey spouse/roommate gets home after their shift
0832 – while you’re trying to eat breakfast, they start telling you about their shift
0835 – they’re fighting to stay awake when you start talking
0837 – um. yea. they’re done
1200 – you come home for lunch ever so quietly
1210 – mid-lunch break your neighbor starts to mow his lawn and your nurse wakes up
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1212 – now they’re starving and eat the first 12 things they see
1217 – back to bed!
1700 – you get home from work and they’re just waking up, about to make their breakfasty/dinner half asleep
1730 – you just got out of your work clothes into your comfies and they’re headed to work
0221 – they send you 50 text messages about something crazy that just happened at work
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Barbara Cooley says
HI KATI !! I just read this page, laughing all the way through. Its almost like you have a secret camera in my house and you know exactly the daily routine at my house! TOO FUNNY!!!!! THANK YOU!!