Believe it or not, I did not buy a king sized bed so that the whole family would have room to sleep in it together.
I also did not buy a king sized bed so that I could sleep on the couch.
I like my bed. It’s comfortable. Apparently, everyone else in the family agrees with me. Most mornings I wake up with a little 4 year old snuggled up between me and my husband.
Last night, when I headed to bed I found all three of my boys asleep in my bed. Twizzler on the left, AJ in the middle, and CandyMan on the right. IN MY SPOT. Using my pillows. If one of the boys had been sleeping in my spot, I might have moved him into his room to sleep.
If CandyMan had not already been snoring like a bear, I might have considered sleeping on his hard, less-comfortable side of the bed (we’ve got a sleep number bed and I’ve got my side set perfectly….).
But CandyMan WAS snoring.
I wish I could say that I stood my ground and got a good night’s sleep in my own, comfortable bed. But I didn’t. I slept on the couch.
When I woke up this morning, I wish I could say that I felt fully rested, that there were no kinks in my neck. Maybe if I hadn’t gone to “bed” so late or started out with a stiff neck, I’d be able to say that. But I didn’t. And I can’t.
I wish I could say that I went straight to bed, but I couldn’t resist reading on the couch. My favorite way to fall asleep is to get completely droopy-eyed while reading. Perfection!
And I didn’t spend all morning laughing at all of the comments and stories and sympathetic women who answered my pleas for support. (If you have ever suffered from snoring husband syndrome or been kicked out of your own bed, you’ve got to read all of these great comments!)
Disclaimer: I do sleep with a sound machine on, and ear plugs drive me crazy, so I can’t sleep with them. CandyMan has undergone significant sleep-testing, and he does not have sleep apnea. But he does have major sleep issues. That’s one reason why I hesitate to wake him up when he’s sleeping, since sleep is so rare and hard to come by for him.
So, tell me, do you ever sleep on the couch? Or are you stronger than me and kick everyone out so you can enjoy your own bed every night?
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