Love or sleep?

Let's get one thing out on the table.  I'm definitely one of those people who needs to get a good night's sleep.  Needs as in mandatory or else I am literally sick the next day and my mean shameful short-tempered crankypants side of myself rears its ugly head.  It's not a pretty picture here, people.  My point:  Sleep is extremely important to me.

Know what else is important to me?  My husband.  Studoc and I are like those annoying teenage romances where you want to be with each other every minute of the day and talk/text to each other all day because we miss each other all day.  Sappy, huh?  But seriously, even 4 1/2 years married and 1 kid later, we still cannot seem to get sick of each other and still participate in some puppy love rituals.  Like, for instance, always giving each other a hug and kiss when one of us leaves the other.  This is very important to us, especially since we don't see a whole lot of each other these days.

Enter my dilemma:  Studoc leaves for school before I wake up.  Do I have him gently wake me to give me a hug and kiss good-bye which makes it harder and sometimes impossible to fall back asleep?  Or do I tell him not to say good-bye before he leaves so I don't lose out on precious sleep?  Each night before bed I tell him whether or not to say good-bye to me in the morning so I can try it both ways.  This may not seem like a big deal, but it makes a big difference in our day to briefly connect before our demanding days take over (also see above about being super lame in love with each other).

I guess I could go to bed eariler so that when he says good-bye it's not imperative for me to get those extra hours, just in case I can't go back to sleep.  Sounds nice and easy....great advice, Mel.  Top notch.  Except for the fact that we're night owls no matter how hard we try to go to bed early!  But that's another story...


Kensi said...

I'd probably go for the kiss and hug goodbye. But I'm up when my husband is anyway so it's not a big deal for us.

Wife.. Mom... etc.. said...

I would say, as much as I love sleep.. I miss my honey so much that I would take the kiss goodbye. No matter what time he leaves, he knows to kiss me bye. I understand the whole still in love thing. We are two kids later and I still absolutely adore him and miss him terribly when he is not here. Which is often.. good luck..

Anonymous said...

I'm just like you - I NEED my sleep. But I have perfected the 5% wake up - which allows me to wake up just enough to kiss my husband, tell him I love him, and tell him to drive safely before I fall back asleep. I think with practice you will master this technique too! It's totally worth it - especially in second year of residency where he sometimes gets home after I'm asleep and still has to leave at 6:00 am.

Post a Comment

Total Pageviews


Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...