Thursday, May 28, 2009

Soups On!

If your here from SITS because Lady DI was number one today her post is here. There are two of us. I'm Amy feel free to read mine too but be sure to drop in and say congrats to the one who deserves it. :)

It is that time again; Mama Kat's writers workshop! When I saw the prompts I got all giddy. Seriously, I yelled out to the Hubs, "Guess what number six is this week at Mama Kats?"
"What" he says. I say all happy, "Apparently her daughter sleep walks so #6 is Share a sleep walking story of your own!"

{ I am beaming with excitement, he smiles - he knows}

"Yep, you are so being blogged about tonight baby!"

{He laughs and walks away. He's used to it}

Yes my husband can fall asleep on a dime and he can talk. No no he can carry on conversations and sometimes yes sometimes when he is really really tired - he walks!

Let me set you up a bit:

Once upon a time there were two people { I think we were married at this time - maybe engaged. Oh I don't know it was a while ago. yes we lived in sin. Don't judge! We were broke college students}. Where was I? Oh yes, two broke college students who lived in a tiny tiny two bedroom single wide mobile home in the middle of a walnut orchard outside of town (it was actually kind of nice). Except that we didn't have the money for gas to heat it. Once you went to bed you stayed there nice and toasty under lots of blankets. This is vital information: The washer and dryer were located in a shed outside this little home of ours.

Anyway I was used to the talking. Countless nights I would think I was in a conversation with my Hubs ( I am an night owl. He is not) only to realize about 5 minutes into it that he was completely asleep. I would finally realize this only after he went from being completely making sense to saying something to the tune of, "The farmers need paper plates!" me - "Huh?" He would then get louder, " the farmers are stupid they just need paper plates!" me- "Are you kidding me?"

I would then be completely irritated and hit him, roll over and go to sleep. I know - I am mean. I would bring it up the next morning and he would never remember it. Crazy.

This one particular night we had gotten home late from class. We were super tired but I had to do laundry and pack still. We were leaving really early in the morning to go to Montana to visit my family. I was on my last load and The Hubs said, "hey lets go to bed and then wake me up in a couple of hours {why we didn't set the alarm is beyond me} and I will go change over the laundry for you." Me- "Awesome!" Off to bed we went. I woke up about 2am and here is our conversation:

me: Crap! wake up. {nudging the hubs}
Hubs: What? what?
me: i fell asleep. The laundry still needs to be changed.
Hubs: Oh alright.

{he gets up, goes outside and is gone forever. Seriously I am starting to worry. I start to get up when I hear him come back in. He climbs back into bed}

me: What took you so long?
Hubs: It's not done yet!
me: not done yet? I

{Seriously it has been hours}

Hubs: It needs more time.
me: it has to be done.

{ here it comes }

Hubs: The soup is not done yet!
me: The soup? What soup?
Hubs: The soup is not done yet.
me: Are you flipping kidding me? Arghhhhhhhh! Your asleep!

{I throw off the covers, completely irritated and go outside.}

Guess what I found in my shed on top of my washer that, by the way, was done?

You'll never guess. It was my crock pot! There it was sitting on my washer! I started cracking up. He had carried my crock pot out of the house and sat it on my washer. I think he had even tried to plug it in! Must have been dreaming of soup. I changed over the laundry, went in the house, hit him and went back to sleep.

Do you think he remembered in the morning? NOPE!

After I told my mom she was so afraid that when we had children that I would wake up one night to find them in the washer, dryer or outside. Seriously she is a little freaked out about it. Happy to report that I have never found my kids anywhere but in there room or our bed. He has actually never had another episode like that (i am pretty sure) and is very good when the kids cry - he usually wakes up first.

Thanks Mama Kat for the chance to share!

Hey I know mine was long but Lady Di's is short, sweet and funny! She is pretty happy about making #1 on SITS today. We have a rivalry she is winning! Go give her props and Go see her post. CLICK HERE.

and don't forget about my July 4th hair bow giveaway.

For others responses to the prompts head on over to Mama Kats place. I can't wait.



Erin said...

AAAHAHAHAHAHA That cracked me up, I'm crying here and I'm trying to be quiet because the hubby is sleeping right now, but that sounds exactly like something he would do!!! The man gets up and eats cereal in the middle of the night....cereal he claims he doesn't even like!!! Fun times!

Papermoonies said...

That is so funny, my husband does the sleep thing in a dime too, and talks a bit but never walks.
I saw you on Sits,
Good week to ya.!

Kimberly said...

Oh I'm laughing so hard there are tears in my eyes! Great story and I love the way you wrote it. Hopefully your drive that morning went okay since you were up so long during the night :)

Robin said...

All too funny.....

Oh and, congrats on making #1 on SITS today. :-)

Have a beautiful day.

Trudy said...

I have tears rolling down my face, that was a very funny story! I didn't think it could get much better than the stupid farmers needing plates, but you surprised me!

Glad to hear the little darlings are safe from sleepwalking daddy though!

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Isabel Princes said...

Sleeping walking convos are the best! Hilarious

Anonymous said...

Hahaha! This is hilarious! Lol!!!!

Congrats-first sits commenter today!

Lauren said...

Oh I have tears in my eyes! That is so funny!

Tammy said...

That is so funny. At least you didn't find the crockpot in the dryer. Hi from the SITStahood.

Robbie S.Redmon, LPC said...

Contrats on #1 at Roll Call! I've been trying. Come visit me.

junebug said...

ROTFLMAF! Love it. I once shouted, "I left the scalloped rope in the oven." However, I did not go to the kitchen and try to mess with the stove. So funny!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh my goodness. I can't believe that! Has he ever moved anything like that since? I also think the farmers need paper plates : ). Wise man!

Chrissy said...

hahaha that is a great story!

monica said...

I am sitting hear laughing so hard I am crying. I remember that story from when it happened. It is just as funny now, as it was then!

Good Job Lady Di with being #1 on SITS!

Oh my gosh...I am still laughing!

Kekibird said...

That is classic!

Kristin said...

That's hilarious. The hubs has full on conversations in his sleep. I'm going to record it someday.

Maricris Zen Mama said...

That is freaky but real funny at the same time! So hilarious!

Lacie E. said...

This was hi -larious ha ha ha. Can't wait to come back

heather said...

Funniest story I have read all day!

Jolene said...

LOL Oh my goodness! I can't believe he took your crockpot outside!! lol

Lady Di said...

The hubby is famous for sleepwalking and talking isn't he? Remember when we pumped him for information about that chick back in college? Hee, Hee!! Good story, you really got the comment love today. I was so shocked I got #1 comment on SITS. We got some good exposure today :)

Amy said...

I am a talker and a walker. I just talk more now then walk.

shortmama said...

Hilarious! I swear my hubs does the same thing! I can carry on full conversations with him and he will be talking back and never remember a thing. He says crazy stuff! He also sleep walks when he is super tired and I have to go looking for him, it is nuts!

countryfriedmama said...

All of these sleepwalking stories are cracking me up!

Jenny said...

just here checking out your blog from mama kat's workshop. i like it :) very nifty.

Sneaky Momma said...

How incredibly funny!
I hope for your sake that your kids do not inherit dad's special ability. :)

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