Difference of opinion

Okay, I’m sure we aren’t alone on this.  My husband and I (from time to time) see things a bit differently.  As you all know, I haven’t been getting much sleep lately.  So, because I am just too tired to go to both of our boys at night when they inevitably start calling for me, I tend to let them come sleep in our bed.  This way, from my point of view, everyone gets more sleep.  Seems like a workable solution to me for right now, while I have a baby next to my bed.

Apparently, what I forgot to take into consideration is my husband.  He started occasionally complaining about not getting a good night sleep.  Sorry, honey, I know I wasn’t that sympathetic.  I haven’t gotten a good night sleep since early 2004.  Anyway, he then became more insistent with his complaints.  I guess I still wasn’t listening, because he came up with this exercise.  He gave us both a piece of paper, and told me to draw our family sleeping in the bed.  He did the same.  Here is what we came up with:

11Well, I did feel for him a little more at this point.  Then, when he was out of town, I took this picture of the boys:

2 The little guy’s legs might not be facing the same way as in his drawing, but his point was true.  They were both sleeping completely on his side of the bed, leaving me plenty of space!  Well, it was working for me, but I accept that 5 people in a bed is too many.  But be careful what you wish for, honey.  While you were gone, I trained them to call out “DADDY!”, when they wake up in the night! 🙂

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5 Responses to Difference of opinion

  1. Jenny says:

    This made me laugh out loud! I love it… drawings and all!

  2. Jeff says:

    LOL, this is so funny (and sadly its all true).

  3. Todd says:

    Jeff – I actually think your picture is a bit off; I think you have far too much room between you and the side of the bed. Besides, I don’t even see a dog in that picture anywhere.

  4. Jeff says:

    LOL, yeah Todd you make a good point but if I showed the dog then I’d have to show my foot kicking the dog off, and that’s WAY beyond my creative capabilities.

  5. Emily says:

    Hi Emily!
    I just read my first post on your blog!
    This one made me smile.
    It also makes me think of cognitive psychology. UGH! And how we all see things through our own lenses. The drawings really demonstrate that one!
    Oh my! I hope the new ‘system’ of the boys screaming ‘Daddy’ works! LOL.
    I have trouble with just me and Asher in the bed, let alone five people. You have a King size bed??? I hope!

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