I’ma night owl who has learned to live fairly harmoniously with a morning guy. We go to bed at the same time . . usually after Vince saying “let’s go to bed!” at least five or six times and I’m saying “let me finish one more row”, “let me finish this email”, “let me pass through the kitchen and be sure everything is done in there”.
He’s always asleep hours before I am but he’s fine with me reading in bed so that’s what I do most nights. I very quietly read my book and don’t bother him.
He has not learned to wake up early and quietly exit the bedroom!
Last week, one morning he looked at one of our accounts after I had gone back to sleep and from the living room, he screamed “JUDY! Our account has a zero balance!” That got me out of bed. It was a problem on their end and apparently lots of people woke up to the same thing. But, there was no going back to sleep after that.
Yesterday morning, I don’t think it was even daylight, when he said “JUDY! Look at this!” I didn’t have my glasses on so I said “I can’t see. What does it say?” I’m thinking . . if may be your obituary if you wake me up this early again! He said “The stock market is down over 700.” There’s absolutely nothing I can do about that so why the heck did I need to be awakened with that news?
Last night before we went to bed, I said “I don’t care what happens in the world – stock market can be zero; our account can be zero . . do NOT wake me up!”
He said “Third time’s the charm.”
I told him . . you’re going to see charming if you wake me up early. I guess there was nothing earth shattering because he didn’t wake me up.