Monday, May 12, 2008

marriage counseling, courtesy of Sealy

Now that my door is hung up above the bed, I am loving my bedroom even more. I have always loved my bed, but I haven't named it. I don't really think of my bed as someone to name. I do love it though. So very dearly. Here is the our love story-fairy tale style.

Once upon a time there was a fair maiden (fair as in pale.) She slept alone in a full size bed and was very content. Then the maiden met a courageous knight and fell in love. The knight slept in a large bed and he was also very happy. After a short courtship, the knight proposed to the maiden and they were married. And they lived happily ever after...well almost.

You see, each night as the fair maiden drifted off to sleep in the arms of her brave knight, she would begin to hear this strange sound. A loud sound. A sound right by her ear. The knight snored. Loudly. She would scoot to the edge of the bed, tossing and turning to get to sleep. Nothing would help. The knight sought out several remedies from the local apothecary, but none could stop the snoring. The maiden was grouchy, and sleep deprived. Something must be done.

After months of sleepless nights, the maiden and the knight moved to a new castle. One with a large bedchamber. The maiden decided to look at new beds and bought a king-sized bed. The first night in the new bed, the maiden was able to cuddle with the knight, but then scoot away when the snoring started. She was able to turn him over and lessen the noise. The maiden was happy and pleasant once more. She slept peacefully in her new bed, and the kingdom was saved.

Seriously folks, that bed saved us. I was not sleeping and I suddenly understood how women could stab their husbands while they slept. I need a good seven to eight hours a night in order to be cheerful during the day and it was not happening. When we bought that bed, I was so much more comfortable and the husband was a little bit further away from me when we were sleeping. When we were crammed into a small bed, I couldn't escape the snoring.

Do any of you have random things that helped you as a couple? My parents drove places separately because they could never agree on when to leave. My dad was early and my mom was always late. So, in order to stop arguing, they decided to drive at different times. Us kids could choose whomever we wanted to go with and the solution seemed to suit everyone. The bed helps my husband and I. What helps you?


Hunny Bee May said...

Headphones have helped us. My husband loves to play video games, loudly. We used to argue about it, but he finally bought headphones and now he can play and I can enjoy the quiet and all is good.

Jill -Forever and Ever House said...

Hello! I thought I would come out of lurkdome to tell you that I so enjoy reading your blog!!

My hubbie and I have been happily married for 10 years. One of the things that we do to get along are 1) I always let me husband drive when we are going somewhere (he just shouts at me if it is me driving) and 2) I recently bought I GPS so that I don't have to be the navigator. Let me tell you, it was money well spent!

Jennifer P. said...

Well it apparantley didn't work (I'm smiling as I say this, really :) )--but I use to swear by seperate closets and your own tube of toothpaste. Heaven sent I tell ya!

Ann said...

My recipe for keeping life sweet x-box360 for Steve and photography for me, and lots and lots and lots of laughter and make sure he has T.V remote

Rebekah said...

my hubby doesnt snore but he talks and works in his sleep. Note here- he owns his own construstion business so working in his sleep means hammering or sawing.

One night he was "slinging his hammer" he puched me right in the face. Luckily it wasn't hard enough to leave a bruise, but he still felt horrible.

We laugh about it now

Sissy said...

My husband punched me in the middle of the night one time. It was when we were on vacation and in a small bed!

Kat said...

Thank goodness we don't have a snoring issue. Yet. We have been married for 12 years, and one of the things that helped me was early on to realize that seperate interests were a good thing. We didn't have to be joined at the hip.

Melissa Lee said...


I am so glad you are reading my blog and I am thrilled to have found you as well!! Where you been all my life?
I have not tips on what to do becuase I AM THE SNORER. So I suppose you should ask him. Geez...that's embarrassing.
Anyway, your blog looks great and if you would like I would love to exchange links in order to be on your blogroll and have you on mine. Just let me know if you would be okay with that.
Have a great night, girl. Chat with you soon!


Heather said...

Well, since we're a house full of girls I've given Papa Bear his "man-cave". His office has his computer, x-box, recliner, and flat screen mounted on the wall.

I also:
Let him drive wherever we go (he's a horrible side-seat driver)
Never cut his hair. I hand him the clippers and leave the room.
Have my own toothpaste and my own sink.

chickadee said...

we leave at different times for church. my husband likes to be very early. i like to be on time.

he also snores and we have a king size bed. i use ear plugs.