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The Big Questions #6 ~ How Does He Do it?

February 27, 2009

I am a light sleeper and the Husband is not. It drives me crazy, not only does he sleep thorough just about anything including crying kids, barking dogs and the police beating on our front door (long stories… yes it’s happened more than once, we used to live in the Ghetto, I mean base housing just outside of DC), he falls asleep almost instantly.

Last night the Little One started screaming at 1 a.m. She usually doesn’t scream in the middle of the night. Even the one night she puked, she didn’t cry. So I got up to check on her.

I think she was having some trouble breathing because she’s got a little cold and it probably scared her. I think she’s only been sick once in her life. So I took advantage of her sleepiness and just cuddled and rocked with her in her room. She’ll be two in April so she is usually too busy to rock with me.

I savored the minutes until she told me she was ready to lie back down. It had been about 10 minutes, when I returned to bed. The Husband was snoring like a freight train again. It had only been 10 minutes! How does he do it?

The other thing that drives me crazy is on the rare occasion that he’s gotten up to check on one of the girls, I just lay there awake waiting for him to come back and assure me that they are fine. How come I can’t fall back asleep and start snoring before he gets back? Man, life’s not fair sometimes.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. February 27, 2009 10:50 am

    My husband is the same way with the falling asleep instantly! It drives me bonkers. Normally he is the one getting up with the kids at night, but the few times I do wake up I can never fall back asleep because he instantly fell asleep and is snoring. I’m starting to think it’s a guy thing!

  2. Heather permalink
    February 28, 2009 7:22 am

    It’s totally a guy thing! Most times when Adam goes to check on the kids he’ll fall asleep up there. There I am waiting for the update so I can go back to sleep!

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