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Just curious... user banned
Oct 12th '12

I am so mad about something and I want to hear everyone's opinions and rules on this.
When is the latest you would want business calls?
When is the latest you would want friends to call?
When is the latest you would want family to call?
Don't base if off what i say or others on here, I want to know your thoughts.... Mine are
Business no later then 9pm because we have family time aka bath, books and bed.
Friends/family no later then 10pm Just because we like to wind down.
Emergencies anytime.
Reason I am mad.....Almost EVERY night my husband's and my phone has been ringing or been texted all the way to midnight!!! For business. My family and friends usually don't call late so it isn't them. But in case of emergencies we don't silence/ turn off our phones. We have three kids and we need to be there for them and not have a phone to our ear constantly. Plus we are weeks away from a new one. We need our rest and he will be co-sleeping so I don't want him woke up from this all. Anyways I just want to know your phone rules. Thanks.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Oct 12th '12

Buisness maybe 9pm depending on what kind of buisness. lol
My friends call till sometimes 3am ( I dont go to bed till almost 3:30 am) so its no biggie
Family the same as friends.
Emergancy well whenever lol

Hy'ska 2 kids; Nope, Az, United States 50865 posts
Oct 12th '12

Business 10ish and not earlier then 5 am unless it's something super important.



Friends anytime. My phone is always open to them.

homes cool Due July 25; 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Indiana 63165 posts
Oct 12th '12

My husband's phone has to be on 24/7. He has to be available immediately if there is an emergency on campus, it beeps all night long with his employees checking in. It drives me nuts, but I can't change it.



As for anything else, I don't like calls that aren't necessary after 7pm...but really, I'm not a big phone person in general.

user banned California 36390 posts
Oct 12th '12

What kind of business? Anyone else, they can call whenevrr and if I'm up, I answer. If I hear it, I answer. My Gram just called at 10 pm. :lol:

Kenzie + TTC since Jun 2012; 1 child; Grundy Center, Iowa 10663 posts
Oct 12th '12

businesss....9.
friends an family....whenever

DN⚓JB Due October 13 (girl); 2 kids; Connecticut 374 posts
Oct 12th '12

Business- 6-7 (later depending on the business), Friends- 8, Family- 9, unless it is an emergency. But I wouldn't mind if friends or family texted after those hours, or texted and asked if they you mind if they gave you a call.

Mommy to 3 ❤️❤️❤️ 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Somewhere, TN, United States 3866 posts
Oct 12th '12

Honestly, if anyone calls my house (except emergencies) past 9 I get annoyed. I'm the only one that stays up late, if someone called they'd wake everyone else up and then I'd be awake with my kids all night.

~Mrs.SoldierBoy~ Due September 2 (boy); 1 child; Colorado 4969 posts
Oct 12th '12

Unfortunately we can't have rules when it comes to business calls. Hubby is in the Army and when duty calls, it doesn't matter where he is, what he's doing or who is sleeping, he has to be available. As for everyone else? Unless it's an emergency I would say 11.

user banned Iowa 1784 posts
Oct 12th '12
Quoting the grace life:" My husband's phone has to be on 24/7. He has to be available immediately if there is an emergency on ... [snip!] ... As for anything else, I don't like calls that aren't necessary after 7pm...but really, I'm not a big phone person in general. "

yeah I felt like saying earlier just because dinner needs to be left alone and clean up and we play with the kids. IDK I am just annoyed, the business isn't that important that it needs to be late night calls. I guess I should get used to it since I am going to be a midwife and I will get it all the time. But right now it is stupid things imo. But even if a friend breaks up or something with someone I am always there at any time. IDK

K. P. Walsh Due August 5 (girl); Japan 1385 posts
Oct 12th '12

Business? 5-6 pm. Sorry if I'm making dinner, getting LO ready for her bath, I consider it evening and too late for business calls.
Friends? 9 pm. After that, I'm in bed.
Family? If it's an emergency, any time. If it's just to chit chat.. 11 pm maybe if I hear the phone ring.

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Oct 12th '12
Quoting BRowell:" Honestly, if anyone calls my house (except emergencies) past 9 I get annoyed. I'm the only one that stays ... [snip!] ... the only one that stays up late, if someone called they'd wake everyone else up and then I'd be awake with my kids all night."



Really it wakes them up?
My kids have a phone beside there beds and it dont wake them up, my best friend usually calls every morning at 3am lol to say goodnight to me, and I share a room with Chloe (8 1/2m old) and the phone sits right beside her crib on the dresser, its never woken any of them up ever. lol

user banned Iowa 1784 posts
Oct 12th '12

Seriously thank you all for your opinions!

Hy'ska 2 kids; Nope, Az, United States 50865 posts
Oct 12th '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Coupon Lady:</b>" Really it wakes them up? My kids have a phone beside there beds and it dont wake them up, my best ... [snip!] ... room with Chloe (8 1/2m old) and the phone sits right beside her crib on the dresser, its never woken any of them up ever. lol"</blockquote>




My kids have never woke up from the phone either, we are pretty loud family they are use to noise haha

user banned 3 kids; Ontario 10942 posts
Oct 12th '12
Quoting Brink:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Coupon Lady:</b>" Really it wakes them up? My kids have ... [snip!] ... My kids have never woke up from the phone either, we are pretty loud family they are use to noise haha"


Same here. My baby wont sleep if its quiet. lol my 2 older girls are noise machines lol always yelling, if it gets quiet she wakes up, if its loud she sleeps lol