Monday, February 28, 2011

Human Alarm Clock

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?


adriana said...

Yes, ugh. This bothers me so much! I hate not being able to relax knowing that I have to remind Sean to get up!

The Trotter Family said...

Um, yeah, it feels more like I have three kids a lot of the time. OK, Chad is good about getting himself up and off to work on his own, but on weekends, I have to give him the step by step to get ready. He would never get to church on time if left to his own devices and it doesn't even start until 1! I also have Ms. B and she likes to sleep in so there are days that I have to drag her out of bed just to get Micah to school on time. Sorry, I had to vent!