Saturday, October 24, 2009

You're Welcome

It was late.

This silly insomnia has held me to a maximum of 4 hours of sleep per night for way too many in a row.

I tiptoe into the bedroom and rejoice in our new flannel sheets as I hunker down for the first few minutes of what promises to be many more long  a.w.a.k.e  minutes.

Suddenly Mr. Daddy jerks.

And my first thought is that he’s reacting to a sound that means: “Get up – there’s someone or something outside who needs to get acquainted with your shotgun”.

Sorry… late nights do wonders for the imagination.

He jerks again, violently.

I’m starting to realize that he must be dreaming.

And my suspicions are confirmed when he thrashes enough to look like he’ll start throwing punches soon.

What’s a girl to do?

The only thing a sweet and loving wife would know to do.

Slide her ice cold feet across the sheets onto her fitfully slumbering husband’s legs.

 

You’re welcome, honey.

 

(yes, the shiner is healing quite nicely, thanks for asking :)

16 comments:

Foursons said...

Hahahahaha. Too funny Rachel. I hope you get some good sleep soon, insomnia has to be miserable. I'm so thankful I've never suffered from it.

Brandi said...

LOL! I'm evil... I would have so stuck my cold feet somewhere else. Ya know, make the shiner really worth it. :0

Pam D said...

Hee hee for Brandi! ahem. Anyway, it seems as if, when a man gets OLDER, he tends to have more of those kinds of dreams. Hubby dreams that he's trapped in a house with some kind of bad guy, and yes, it can be a little scary to be within reach of his flailing arms and legs. No shiner yet, but a bruise once from getting kicked. And Rachel.. I've read that magnesium can actually help with insomnia. I know it has helped Bug Hunter with attention/focus issues at school AND that he does get to sleep faster and better since he's been taking it. Just a thought...

Liz (Loving Mom 2 Boys) said...

That's fantastic!!

Kmama said...

LOL!! I've done that before...only it's usually when Jdaddy is sawing logs so loudly I can't take it anymore.

Melissa said...

Oh I knew I'd be laughing! Thanks...I needed it!

Sande said...

ahhh. but the bruises are so worth it sometimes aren't they??

He & Me + 3 said...

Oh yeah! Agent loves my cold feet! LOL

Lisa @ Boondock Ramblings said...

Oh no! How funny, but I hope your eye heals soon! :-)

Shana said...

That was really funny! I hope everyone is feeling better!

City girl turned Country Girl said...

Rachel you have insomnia too?! UH it's horrible!!! I always shake the bed real hard when my Hubby is doing something annoying... I like the cold feet thing, I do that just to torture him before he goes to sleep but once I'm in bed I'm rolled up in my blankie, so to get him with my feet I'd have to unroll LOL!!

Emily said...

LOL! I totally do that! My hubby is the worst when it comes to sleeping quietly and still! And flannel sheets...so cozy! I have always wanted some and I think I might just have to get them this year.

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Lisa said...

LOL.... That was a nice "wake up" call! What's the matter, Mr. Daddy? Are Rachel's petite little feet THAT scary? LMBO

wife.mom.nurse said...

:) = Rach before Mr. Daddy's bad dreams.

;0 = Rach.

Poor Rach!

Stacy said...

LOL...the best way to wake them up, right?? ;) He must have been chasing after the big elk. ;)

When my dad got back from Vietnam he had lots of nightmares. More than once Mom had to wake him up or get hurt. He apoligized up and down, and it did pass eventually. Those darn dreams can seem so real sometimes. I tend to prefer the ones where I am flying...those are fun!