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. 

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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!

By Parita

9 thoughts on “Semi Sleepless Nights Make for Humorous Mornings”
  1. What is he studying if you don’t mind me asking? I must of missed when you wrote about it.

    My boyfriend and I will also get into these nonsense fights and wake up the morning to replay the funny parts!

  2. I can be an absolute nightmare when someone messes with my sleep, but I love that you two can laugh about it in the morning. I think that taking that kind of approach to life is the best way to stay happy, healthy, and sane. Easy-going is the way to go 🙂

  3. Aw, I can totally relate to this. Sleeping with a partner can take a LOT of getting used to. Tom can sleep at the drop of a hat and I’m an insomniac, so it gets frustrating to say the least. I’m so glad you can laugh about it! I should try to do that more often 🙂

  4. this post! When I got married to my boyfriend of 5 years, I though we should be a “real married couple” and share a comforter in bed. Worst idea ever – we were constantly tugging, shivering and yelling at each other but we were able laugh it off after we purchased a second comforter! 🙂

  5. Ali and I are on similar schedules but on the nights we are not? I start yelling at him. It gets ugly. We fight more than adore after 13 years. LOL

  6. Awww.. you guys are so cute. If that happened to me, I gurantee in the morning I would have been like… why did you have to come to the room and hit me, blah blah. I need to take things easier, but I do laugh a lot. The roles are reversed in my home, my husband sleeps early and I sleep at like 1230.. I have to do my blog, plus I drink tea at 8:30 pm and I think that bad habit has been killing my sleep schedule. I just can’t get myself to sleep at 10:30 and my husband won’t sleep past 11. Marriage ain’t easy.

    I’m so excited to see you P. Let me know which Mex rest. LOL! My mind is always in food.

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