Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sleep Deprived

One phrase I heard several times from people while I was engaged was "marriage calls for many sacrifices"...well, recently my big sacrifice has been sleep.  I have those Long family genes which means I need at least a good 8 hours to feel rejuvenated (I blame my father).  But since marrying Stephen I've had a difficult time sleeping through the night and a number of things have contributed to this.  First of all we share a full size bed (cheek to cheek if you will) so every move Stephen makes wakes me up.  Secondly, Stephen is a ninja sleeper.  We are talking karate chops, elbows to the face, roundhouse kicks, jerking body movements, etc.  Chuck Norris has nothing on Stephen...seriously.  As if the convulsions weren't bad enough, Stephen is also a sleep talker.  He will sit up in the middle of the bed and speak gibberish that doesn't make any sense and sometimes he'll even throw a shout or two in there.  I like to refer to this as sleeping in tongues.

Let me further paint the picture for you...

Exhibit A:  A few weeks ago I woke up after being elbowed in the head...we're talking blunt force trauma.  I screamed out in pain and heard Stephen reply, "I thought I was in the Hunger Games."  I'm not sure which I'm madder about, the elbow to the face or the fact that he would willingly take me out if we were ever to compete in the real Hunger Games.  Who am I kidding, we all know I wouldn't last a day.  I don't like to run. 

Moving on.... 

Exhibit B:  One early morning I woke up to Stephen pinching my face as hard as he could.  I screamed "OWWWWW, WHAT ARE YOU DOING?!?!?!?" and shoved him off me.  He just rolled over like nothing happened. 

Exhibit C: One night I woke up to Stephen nuzzling his face as hard as he could into my shoulder.  After shaking him vigorously to get him to wake up he said "Sorry, I thought you were Lydia." (Lydia is our 2 year old niece).  Why he would've been nuzzling her is beyond me, but you get the idea.  Major creeper when he's asleep.

So as you can see, it looks like it's time for the Cash's to invest in a Queen sized bed!  Until then, many more stories of Stephen's sleep shenanigans to come! 


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  1. Oh no! I am just like your husband, although not AS bad. I am sorry! You an my husband are in the same boat :(

    1. The funny thing is he never remembers any of it when I tell him about it the next day. It's so crazy! God bless your husband! haha

  2. This is too funny! But Bless your heart!! I am the SAME way, I MUST get 8 hours of sleep to function! Good luck!! :)

  3. I'm just now catching up.....this is hilarious! Ryan can rattle an entire house with his snoring. I am so scared once we get married I will be making a post something like this!