Friday, July 1, 2011

Sleeping with the Enemy

I am not sure how this happened. I don't know why it is happening. I know that it needs to stop.

As I was soundly sleeping the other night, I was punched in the face by my husband - TWICE. He was sound asleep and didn't even know that he was fighting in his sleep. Fortunately, those two punches woke me up enough that I heard the third one coming and was able to throw a pillow up to block it.

My husband is one of the gentlest, most passive-aggressive, non-violent souls that I know. He was very upset the next morning when I informed him what he had done. It's hard to go to bed now for fear of what else might be heading my way.

Somewhere around 4 or 5 AM, Z crawls into our bed most nights. She kicks. A lot.

I have taken to spending the last few hours of the morning laying on the couch. It's not that I don't mind sharing the ol' family bed - hell, I introduced the idea back when Z was born. But as the bruises all over my body can attest - my body cannot handle it.

I have a black eye, bruises on my back, legs and abdomen.

It's gotten pretty serious.

I guess I could fashion a helmet and some body pads to make us all more comfortable as they are both pretty angry when they awake and discover that I have left. I am thinking pillows and duct tape - that will turn the Hubs on - dontcha think?

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  1. WOW- that sounds absolutely insane! Hhhhmmm.... I don't even know what to say, no advice- other than get a second bed. It may be extreme but it sounds as if the situation is extreme. My husband and I had to get a second bed because of our back issues. It's weird at first but you get used to it. It's better than getting thrashed in your sleep. Good luck- keep us posted. Found you through Bloggy Moms I hope you will swing by my blog sometime.

  2. Yikes! Time to invest in some hockey goalie gear....

  3. Oh my gosh - I have to admit I was glad to have read this! I was constantly getting beat up every night (mostly by my 3-year old) until recently. He has been sleeping in his own bed (finally!). I can totally relate!

    I'm a new follower from Bloggy Moms.


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