If left to his own devices, my husband would not wake up in a timely manner for things such as work and church. He simply doesn't hear the alarm. I have my theories about this: mainly that he knows I am there so he gives himself permission to not worry. Men are so good at that-I need to learn the same trick!
When I go out of town, not only does he turn up the volume on the alarm to ear-piercing levels, but he also sets the alarm on his phone and makes me call, too, regardless of the time zone I am in. Now, my biological clock actually wakes me up at the same time, every day, regardless of any other circumstance (such as it being a weekend, holiday, etc.) I am a morning person, not a night person. I have woken up at the same time for at least 15 years. No joke.
Here is what gets my goat: I am an insomniac. Even though I wake up super early, I can sometimes force myself back to sleep. If my husband thinks I am awake, he will try to snooze for a few more minutes, which means I have to stay awake to remind him a second time to get up. Lately this has been infuriating me! If I have to stay up, chances are good I won't be able to fall back asleep. I have found myself tersely demanding he get up and out at a speedy pace.
Anyone else find themselves responsible for someone else in this manner?