Sunday, March 22, 2009

Wake Up Call

Last night I was woken up in the middle of the night for the millionth time in the last year but this happened to involve being woken up in the WORST possible way - which is what inspired this blog entry.

The top 4 worst ways to be woken up:

4) Waking up to a crying kiddo is so exhausting - not that it is really such a terrible way to wake up it's just that if you wake up once to a crying kid most likely the scenario will repeat itself numerous times that night. Also once I've been woken up in this method I tend to lay in a half sleep with my mommy senses somewhat listening for more crying all night long. The other bummer about waking up in this fashion is that it requires the long walk down the hall to kiddo's room... which is the worst part when you are groggy.

3) I recently found that one of the most irritating ways to be woken up is to the hacking of your own cough or to the hacking of a spouses cough.

2) I HATE waking up to a wrong number phone call... whenever the phone rings in the middle of the night I jerk awake and my heart starts racing and I run through all the bad things that may have happened that would require someone to call at 2 am. It always takes me FOREVER to fall back asleep after a middle of the night call.

1) The number 1 worst way to be woken up in the middle of the night is to sound of a dog dry heaving in preparation to barf. For all you dog owners out there I'm sure you can relate to that ever so pleasant sound that sends you flying out of bed in hopes of catching the vomit in some kind of towel before it ends up all over the carpet.

Sometimes I forget what a good night's sleep feels like...


Chance said...

I agree, a dog throwing up is an awful sound and the phone ringing in the middle of night always invokes a panic attack.

I am blessed with a husband that gets up with the kids though, which is truly a great thing.

I can add the house alarm going off to the list...that one gets the adrenaline pumping in the middle of the night. It was just Kallie barking that set the glass breakage sensor off...but it took years off my life. Stupid dog...

Karen said...

Ha ha ha! Dito, dito, and dito! I love 8-9 hours of sleep a night and getting up in the middle of a peaceful nights rest totally irritates me too!