Friday, August 08, 2008

Like Daddy, Like Daughter.

Hubby has sleeping issues. This is nothing new, and is commonly brought up in conversation when we all need a good laugh or have been drinking and start discussing those types of drunken antics that every husband I know tends to exhibit after a long night with alcohol. Peeing in the corner of the room, peeing in drawers, lot's of peeing where they shouldn't. My Hubby, while he is way worse after a few drinks, has these moments on any given Sunday, he talks out of his head. He will wake up rambling some mumbo jumbo about how I need to stay put and that he is very serious and aware of what he is saying... He is so not. Once I was rudely awakened by him yanking the pillow out from under my head and him beating me with it, while yelling about spiders crawling all over.... yes, sharp objects are hidden and I am pro gun control.

Yesterday, the Munchkin was napping on the sofa in the living room and I witnessed her daddy-like behavior first hand. She "woke" up, mumbled something and then proceeded to act like she was picking something, maybe off of a tree, and eating it. About 20 seconds later she was back fast asleep. Today, she woke up saying "don't worry, I'm teaching Vertue all about it." Vertue is her stuffed puppy... Then, she went right back to sleep. It's a good thing she sleeps in her own bed, I don't think I would stand a chance if they were both having episodes while I was trying to sleep. At least I have a shot at having some normal sleepers, even if it's only one twin. One out of four's not so bad.


Kelly said...

My sister is a sleepwalker. I can think of three times when we were teenagers that she walked in my room, took the covers off my bed and carried them back into her room. Of course, I had no idea until I woke up in the middle of night freezing to death!

She never had any memory of the events. We laugh about it all now.

Unknown said...

Thanks for the chuckle! LOL

My hubby occasionally does this and so does Zach. However, no where near as bad as your bunch but they have been known to wake up, talk, then go back to sleep.

Anonymous said...

You may want to rule out bunkbeds. I saw my oldest on her knees reaching out as if to grab something from the edge of her top bunk. She was obviously still "asleep". I still shutter to think about what would have happened if I hadn't been walking by. The beds, of course, came down.
Much love, Your Aunt

Candice said...

I wonder what the medical condition for this is called. I do this also. My husband get pretty scared sometimes. One time while sleeping I gave him a nasty head butt. I knocked his head with mine. Kinda crazy, huh??

Poodlehead said...

I used to do this (and according to hubby I sometimes still do) and when I was a kid I would sleepwalk and have conversations.

Anonymous said...

That's so funny. My husband has peed in many a drawer!

ShelbyAnne said...

Oh my gosh. That freaking cracks me up.

And for the record, it's good to know Boyfriend and his stupid roommates aren't the only ones who pee where they aren't supposed to.

And it's not so good to know that they might never "grow out" of it like I keep telling myself.