OT - “Are you sleeping?”
This is OT. Not about skids or the Maggot Queen at all.
This is about my DH, who if you know me, you know he is my bff. This may even seem trite or petty to you, but if you are looking for light reading, or care to offer insight on something OT, read on!
I need more sleep than DH. He knows this.
I am also studying for a major exam that cost several hundred dollars to register for. It will add a valuable certification to my work experience, but is one of THE hardest professional exams to pass. It has a 60% pass rate and I've already failed it one time (first test I've ever failed in my life, so you can imagine the recovery and pumping up I had to do to try again 8 months later).
The exam is in three weeks.
The first three weeks I planned on studying, I was sick as dog. Far too sick to focus on anything.
No problem, I flexed my plans and still had time to study.
Well, DD16 has been acting up for over a week (typical teen stuff), and DH has only ADDED to my lack of sleep.
We like to hang out every night and chat and watch something funny on TV. It's like a slumber party every night. It's fun.
The problem is that I fall asleep before DH every single night because my body just falls asleep when it needs to.
...and he wakes me up. Every. Single. Night.
When I fall asleep, he cannot just quietly turn the TV off or quietly leave the room. In addition to shuffling around and deciding he ALWAYS needs to use the bathroom as soon as I doze off, he also ALWAYS feels the need to open his damn mouth.
It varies between "Are you asleep?" to "Oh I see you're asleep." Or "Yep, you're sleeping now."
I tried to have a discussion with him about this as I thought he would react like a normal person and just say "Oh yeah, that is sort of dumb to always open mouth as soon as you fall asleep. I'll just not do that anymore."
I was baffled by my DH's response though. Seriously floored. My DH will do anything for me. ANYTHING.
So it truly floors me that his reply was "Well I can't tell when you're asleep so how do I know when to stop talking?" And he continued to argue and defend his ridiculous stance.
I told him most people would just notice when someone's eyes are closed and that would be a huge clue...
He claimed that he will work on this.
But... the very same night as this discussion (last night), I fell asleep first. As soon as I'm dozing off, he effing says, "I know you're asleep now." ...and of course this wakes me. WTF???!!!
Like seriously, my DH is usually a great guy.
wtf is his problem? Why this? Why the one thing I need the most - sleep - is the one thing he needs to disturb each and every damn night?
How effing hard is it to just STFU when your loved one is exhausted and needs sleep, and especially when I'm behind on studying for an expensive and difficult exam????
I am seriously at a loss here.
He even offered to pay for a week of hotel stays for me so that I could get enough sleep. But I just stared at him in bafflement... because what he is really saying is that he would rather fork out $150 a day than simply just NOT say, "Oh you're sleeping." This is truly mind boggling to me. My DH is usually a rational, logical person.... but this is insane.
Does he have turrets or something? Wtf