Wednesday, February 02, 2011

What a Night

Photo: Alexbip, Flickr Creative Commons

I apparently slept horribly last night. I woke up around five this morning missing a pillow and it wasn't until after I got out of bed more than an hour later that I discovered I had ripped the fitted sheet off my half of the bed. I don't remember any of my nocturnal trauma. I apparently missed the pretty serious thunderstorm that my wife and Little Gandhi had a lengthy discussion about while preparing his eyeball sandwich for breakfast, so I obviously never achieved full consciousness after going to sleep. The only pain or discomfort I remember was my wife scratching a hole into my face just a little to the right of my right eye. It was still stinging a while later in the shower. She claims she misjudged how far away I was when she rolled over, but I sleep on the very edge of the bed. You draw your own conclusions.

Of course none of this really matters. Since I don't remember whatever distress I was feeling in the night, it doesn't really exist. You can't be troubled by the sorrow you don't know. I remember almost having my eye gouged out, though.

Speaking of sorrows, Little Gandhi is really grappling with the concept of extinction, and also with the concepts of fact and fiction. I don't know how many times I've had to answer questions about specific dinosaurs and whether or not they're extinct. Yes, they died a long time ago, I'll answer. But what about the ones on Dinosaur Train, he'll reply. Those are cartoons, dude. Then, he'll pause and mull it over, but I know the question is coming again. I don't know if he really understands that cartoons aren't the real thing yet, but he knows exactly what a compsognathus is and the fundamental differences between reptiles, amphibians, birds, and mammals.


Mickey said...

That is one violent bed. Maybe you two should consider separate beds for safety.

Courtney said...

Wow, I've never ripped the fitted sheet off the bed in my sleep before. I did once wake up with my head at the foot of the bed, though. I also rolled off the top bunk once in the middle of the night and didn't even wake up when I hit the ground.

Julie said...

If left alone (meaning Matt doesn't toss and turn) I generally will sleep through the night and wake up in the same position as when I went to sleep. Our Tempur-Pedic style bed has helped reduce Matt's tossing & turning greatly (or at least I don't feel it as much anymore since it doesn't transfer the motion) and he rarely steals the sheets and blankets anymore. Perhaps it would help prevent a spouse from eye-clawing, too.