(Get it? Sleep Issues. SLEEPY SHOES! What? It’s 3:30am, cut me some slack.)
First? Thank you for yesterday. I’m saddened that so many of us feel so ugly but I’m also happy to know I’m not alone. I think I’m going to try to remember to tell people when I think they’re awesome…so that, if they’re having an I Feel Ugly moment, maybe that will help them a bit.
Second? I chose a winner for the drawing! I’m going to try to do another giveaway next week…I just have to decide what to give away!
Now…on to the Sleepy Shoes!
We have weird sleep issues in our house. And by “we” I mean “I” of course. I have weird sleep issues.
When Donnie and I first started sharing a bed, it was a struggle for me to get to sleep. He needed a TV to fall asleep watching, always had, I needed dark silence. Our “compromise” was that he didn’t watch cartoon shows (like Simpsons) because they were too bright, and he didn’t watch anything funny because when he woke me up laughing I often responded by punching him in the face.
Eventually, I got to the point where I could fall asleep most night with the TV on. Most nights. There were still plenty of nights that I struggled, but on average it worked.
Then we bought this house 2 summers ago and all of that stopped. I just couldn’t fall asleep with the TV on. No matter how hard we tried. I think it’s due to the streetlight outside our bedroom. It added an element of annoyance I couldn’t overcome. And, that was when I started boot camp so I had to get up around 4am in the mornings. I NEEDED MY SLEEP.
So, I started going to bed with Nikki and sleeping with her. I would wake up around midnight most nights and stumble back into my own bed. It worked. I got the sleep I needed and Donnie still had his TV.
But…somewhere along the way I stopped waking up in the middle of the night. So now? I basically sleep with my 6-year old every night. While my husband sleeps in our bed. Alone.
Now…there are still plenty of nights where we hang out in bed and watch TV or movies together. But when I’m ready for sleep and he’s not? I’m in bed with Nikki. Some nights he heads to bed before me so, by the time I’m ready, he’s asleep. Those nights? I head to our bed because…NO TV!
I used to think this was very weird…and I still do…but recently I’ve joked about this situation to other people and it turns out? Lots of couples have trouble sleeping together. One hogs the covers. The other snores. She ends up on the couch most nights. He ends up in the guest bedroom.
So…Do you and your significant other sleep well together? How do you combat it if you don’t?