Friday, January 19, 2007

And yet, somehow. . .

My husband is a very intelligent man. He never made a B on a report card in school. Never. From Kindergarten through college - straight A's. And yet, somehow, in the middle of the night, he can be dumb as a rock. I don't know how this happens. I guess I should also mention that he is a very sound sleeper. I wake up at the slightest noise or inconsistency in the universe, but he would sleep through a fire alarm, a nuclear war and a coughing child. This means if he does suddenly have to think in the middle of the night (because I've kicked him awake for something) he doesn't have all his cylinders firing. (or any, depending on the night) For instance, our alarm clock; the man is an engineer, a good engineer. How complicated could it possibly be to turn off the alarm clock? But this paragon of math skills and daily common sense cannot manage to even find the big snooze button, let alone the off button when the alarm goes off unneccessarily. He asks me pretty much every time, "How do you turn this thing off?" Once again, his technologically challanged wife must come to his rescue. I keep telling him, what are we going to do when armed government soldier shake us awake some night demanding we integrate a function? I sure won't be any use.

5 comments:

Kili @ Live Each Moment said...

You crack me up, and I understand because Tre is the exact same way, (well minus the alarm) he doesn't wake up.

Bramblerose said...

LOL! Peter could sleep through an earthquake. We've had conversations in the middle of the night. The next morning he can't remember a thing.

Babystepper said...

Same here. He's said all sorts of crazy things in the middle of the night. I try to psychoanalyze them, and he doesn't like that.

bluemountainmama said...

must be a guy thing...my hubby's the same way. i laughed when i read this entry b/c i can so relate! thanks for stopping by my blog!

Qtpies7 said...

Haha! I wonder if its a sign of a smart guy?? My dh is very intelligent and he is useless in the middle of the night! This reminded me of our early years when dh was in military intelligence. We had watched some Bond movie or something weeks before, and in it there was something about Pinochio??? Well one night Donnie was sleep talking about something like that, and I was just fascinated! I tried getting him to keep talking to see if I could get something out of him, hehe. Of course then he'd have had to kill me...... haha! But really, I couldn't talk about him sleep talking because it IS a big no-no for MI.