It’s story time on my inner shakti!
This one has to do with marriage. Ah, marriage. It’s wonderful the majority of the time, but there are those rare moments where I literally scream and/or cry.
First some background information. Vishnu and I have been on different sleep schedules for the past two months (ish). While my bedtime is anywhere between 10:30 and 11:00 pm, Vishnu is up until 1:30 am studying. This means that I’m in deep sleep when he finally gets into bed.
While not ideal, our little routine has been working out just fine. Until now…
About three nights ago, I was fast asleep when all of a sudden I felt Vishnu’s arm smack down on my back. Ouch! I literally shouted owwww. Vishnu mumbled that he was sorry. A little while later I felt his fist on my head. No joke. He was literally all over the place that night. This time I yelled a little more loudly. Vishnu just turned his back on me (the nerve!). A little while later (yes, there was one more “episode”), I felt his arm, plop over my stomach. That was it. I sat up and yelled, “Stop it!!!” Vishnu also got up and said, “Don’t get mad at me. I didn’t do it on purpose.” We both turned our backs on each other and went back to sleep (one of us slept better than the other). While we were both a little irritated (Vishnu was mad that I was mad!) throughout the night, we had a good laugh in the morning when Vishnu reenacted the whole thing.
So that was the screaming I eluded to earlier. Now on to the crying.
Last night, as Vishnu was getting into bed, our bedroom door slammed shut. I gasped and started crying. I kid you not, there were tears streaming down my face. Vishnu tried to calm me down by asking why I was crying. In between sobs, I managed to say, “YOU ARE SO LOUD!!!” And this time, I turned my back on him. He softly told me to go back to sleep. So I did. Ha! And yet again, we had a good laugh in the morning when Vishnu asked if I remembered crying.
Thank goodness we adore more than we irritate! And I love to laugh…that definitely works in Vishnu’s favor. Ha!