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A Wakeful Night

A few days ago, I was writing about how I loved my new relaxation app and how awesome it is. Things haven’t changed, but this morning, I have to blog about something that does NOT work for putting me to sleep: the radio. It’s been this way as long as I can remember. If I tried to drift to sleep with the radio on as a kid, I would spend hours laying in bed unable to do so. Last night was, quite unfortunately, largely the same. The Murse is clearly the opposite of me in this regard because he decided to turn iheartradio on with his phone in our bedroom as we snuggled down to rest. I had to ask him to turn it down because it was way too noisy at first, but once he fell asleep, it was as if it kept pressing the volume up button all by itself every once in a while. I remember waking up several times throughout the night because I could hear a song, and every time it took a little longer to get back to sleep.

I didn’t want to reach across him and turn it off. It wasn’t worth waking him up over, and I didn’t feel like he necessarily need sacrifice something that made him more able to sleep just so that I could, especially on Father’s Day. His sleep schedule is pretty erratic due to the fact that he works 12-hour night shifts, and it’s rare that we spend the whole night together in bed while both of us are actually sleeping: Half the time, he’s unable to rest and just lays next to me playing Candy Crush Saga to pass the time while I snore next to him. I was legitimately happy that he was sleeping, and I was legitimately happy to make the choice not to switch off the app, but holy wow, I was nearly ecstatic when Kaeloo crawled into bed with us this morning and started wedging herself between us.

She barged in around 06:00:00, as usual, and forced her way under the covers between us. This is an uncomfortable ordeal that usually results in her having a better share of the bed than I do. She kicks and giggles and carries on until I’m forced to yield to her toddler-queen whims and begin the day. I had to get her out before she woke him so that he could sleep in, and I got to take a nap on the couch while she watched a ridiculous Netflix movie that lies to children about the mating habits of animals to create some epic adventure love story about sea turtles.

Of course, it’s not 08:00:00 yet, and the Murse is already awake. So, he got a good night’s rest, and that’s just fine by me. But the letting-him-sleep-in thing was thwarted by the app, too, because he didn’t need to sleep in. . . silly app. So, Murse, on Father’s Day, my gift to both of us is THIS TUTORIAL on how to set up a sleep timer on iheartradio. I promise to never begrudge you the ability to go to sleep to music if you promise never to keep me tossing and turning throughout the night again. Love you. 🙂

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One thought on “A Wakeful Night

  1. There is always a happy medium to be found. The first thing I figured out was how to program the sleep timer on the television… A very Happy Father’s Day to the Murse!

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