Thursday, May 21, 2009

Snookums Brag

I think most wives can identify with this. When dogs vomit, potty, stir, or need something in the middle of the night, the men sleep through it all. I find it irritating that I am the one that has to handle these things in the wee hours.

Speaking of "wee", we have this "wee" greyhound that is a bit of a lush. She loves her tea. If we do not pick up the water bowl early enough, Reagan will drink the whole bowl before bed and will inevitably need to tinkle at 2 or 3 AM in the morning.

Luckily, Reagan yells for us (who I am kidding, she yells for me) and I let her out. This happens more often than I would like to admit, so I am quickly learning to pick up the water bowl at 7 PM.

Last night, Reagan hollers, I say a few choice words, and a miracle happens......... without a word, Stephen jumps out of bed and takes care of it! I couldn't believe it! I was so proud! A few minutes later, he returned to bed and we fell back asleep.

The next day I thanked Stephen, but he couldn't remember doing it. Its not the first time he has jumped out of bed while sleeping. Once, I found him face down on the hardwood floor next to his side of the bed. I asked him what he was doing and he said he had spilt some water. Of course, makes perfect sense.

I must figure out a way to harness this nocturnal energy. Wives, can you think of anything more brilliant than a husband that cleans and does chores in his sleep?

Thanks, Snookums. Love you.