Thursday, September 29, 2005

WANTED...dead or alive

OK, I am looking for the person responsible for inventing the 'snooze button.' He or she is not my friend! I never had the need to use my snooze button, or to psych myself out by setting the time on my clock 15 minutes ahead of the actual time. My DH husband is guilty on both accounts......Hmmmmm I wonder if any divorce papers state the reason for divorce as over excessive use of the snooze button? lol


This was the hardest thing to adjust to when I married this man of my fairy tale dreams.....the first couple of years I don't remember it bothering me as much, but then again I had 2 babies in under 11 months at that time, so I was already sleep deprived! loll There was a time where I had him agree to placing his alarm clock on the other side of the room, (this worked for years!) that way when the damned thing started beeping, he got up and stayed up! I was able to actually start sleeping through the one and only beeeeeeep!


This is a man who used to have to get up at 2:00 a.m. in the morning for a 3:00 a.m. start, so you see why I didn't appreciate the snooze button. I'm the kind of person who has no worries all day long, but once I am up in the night, I worry about EVERYTHING! 4 hours of sleep a night was taking it's toll on my considering I was spending the last 4 hours of sleeping time worrying. Top that off with dealing with 2 babies and 2 school aged children, a house to run and taking care of my DH 84 year old grandmother who was suffering from Alzheimer's and who was a cancer and stroke survivor and all the doctor visits that entailed I needed my rest!.....Snooze button....my arch enemy for years! Die snooze button die! lol


Well, about 3 years ago, my DH stopped putting the alarm clock on the other side of the room, but by then I was capable of not hearing it go off several times while I slept, I guess I just got used to it. But lately and they say your body changes habits every 7 years, I am no longer able to sleep through all that beep - beeping! lol! LOVE the man, HATE the alarm clock! What's a girl to do?? Lol Well after pleading, poking and begging him to get up for about 20 minutes every morning, I have a confession to make.......I, yes me! have resorted to snapping his boxers! lol Every time his alarm goes beepbeep I pull back with all my might on the elastic waist of his boxers and S..N..A..P! lol


So far this method is working well for me (LOL!)......Life is good again and I am thankful! ;)

11 comments:

mawmellow said...

Snap, crackle and POP....it works for Rice Krispies....glad to hear it's working for you !!!  lol

madcobug said...

Hurray for the boxer shorts. LOL. Helen

samnsmile5 said...

Good one!!  I think I would resort to something like this or sticking my leg out and pushing him out of bed.  ;)

Michele
http://journals.aol.com/samnsmile5/LettingItAllSinkIn

rashgirl13 said...

I like your style ;-)

gdireneoe said...

LOL  I pull body hair. ;)  C.  http://journals.aol.com/gdireneoe/thedailies

psychfun said...

That was hysterical!!!! Great Idea! I'll have to remember that! I just heard from someone else that 7 year thing from a neighbor & my hair stylist! HA! I wonder if it is true. I know I no longer hear my alarm at all! I have had this alarm I think since at least college & maybe high school (Big numbers!) but now you know what I have to do...set my cell phone alarm! It works! I will say I have NEVER used the snooze amazingly. I know people talk about it all the time but I just haven't. I would hit it all the time. Maybe at times I should have because I do fall back to sleep on occasion and today I did set my phone for 10 more minutes so that is the same thing. I use to like walking up toward the end every few hours. Made me feel good that I had 3 more hours, 2 more hours etc. but now it bothers me more. I did get up an hour before today I think because of pain but I fell back to sleep right away. The other alarm I have is 2 cats who are hungry! HA!

ashleekr said...

That is too funny that you wrote about that - being married only 6 months, that is something that I am ready to KILL my husband over!  He gets up at 5:00, and usually hits it 3 or 4 times - so by then I am good and awake, but don't need to get up til 7:30!!!!  I agree with you - snooze buttton should be outlawed!  Ashlee

mamadozier3 said...

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dornbrau said...

Dickidoo can't hear the alarm for some reason, regardless of how loud he sets it.  So every morning, at 5am it wakes ME up while he continues to snooze.  Unfortunately I can't go back to sleep since I have to be up by 6 to get the kids ready.  I should just let him be late!  But that damn alarm!  I want my hour of sleep back!

jmorancoyle said...

    Outstanding idea.
Jude
http://journals.aol.com/jmorancoyle/MyWay

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