March 6 12

11:00pm. I’m wiped. I should probably go to sleep now.

*yawn*

11:15pm. I’ll just play a game of Ticket to Ride on my iphone.

*yawn*

11:30. I’ll just play another one.

*yawn*

11:45. Let’s just see what’s on Netflix…

*yawn*

12:15. Oh! Let’s see what my sister is up to now.

*yawn*

12:30. Maybe I need to organize my sock drawer.

*yawn*

1:00. Maybe I should just play one more game of Ticket To Ride.

*yawn*

1:30am. *GARAGE DOOR OPENS*

1:33am. “Hi honey, I’m ho….”

Snooooooooooooze. 

Without fail, this is what hockey night looks like at our house.

Because, being the control freak that I am, I need my husband to be IN THE HOUSE before I can fall asleep.

I have to be the one to fall asleep first, of course. Don’t even get me started on what happens when he falls asleep before I do, because it involves an excessive amount of poking and plugging his nose and actually forcing him to wake up so I can fall asleep while he is awake.

I don’t even know.

Where does this come from?

I’m wondering if it stems, somehow, from deep inside my messed up psyche, that as a toddler, my Eastern-European Zaydie who moved to Milwaukee to help my mom raise me and my sister used to sit at the end of my bed until I fell asleep. Every single night.

He also basically never ever let me be alone.

He also basically spoon-fed me until I went to school.

See that apple? MINE. 

Luckily I am capable of eating with my own utensils.

But I still can’t go to sleep alone. 

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  1. The strangest thing about this is that you are not alone. I have the exact same problem (except it’s usually a band rehearsal instead of hockey). My husband actually reads to me so that I can fall asleep. Otherwise, there’s a lot of… “are you asleep?…” going on. Luckily, he’s a very nice man. And he seems to like me. Also lucky that he, so opposite from me, can fall asleep in fifteen seconds flat.

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    Comment by Jessica on March 6, 2012
  2. Those photos are adorable!

    I’m glad I don’t have this problem, as it would mean I would never sleep since I am waiting for someone who would never come. Unless it was a robber.

    What is Ticket to Ride? Do I need to download the app for the next time I see you?

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    ali replied on

    You have to get Ticket to Ride.
    HAVE TO.
    And we can play each other!!

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    Kristabella replied on

    Is it better than Draw Something???

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    ali replied on

    I don’t know. I have Draw Something but have never played it.

    Also, you’ll see far fewer annoying tweets about it. Hee!

    Comment by Kristabella on March 6, 2012
  3. I love the pics of you and your grandfather. So much love. I see the same expression on my parents’ and in-laws’ faces when I take pictures of them with my little one. Also, he clearly had great taste in hats!

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    ali replied on

    I once wrote a whole photo essay about all of his hats. They were awesome.

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    Tamara replied on

    I want to see that photo essay. Future post?

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    Comment by Jen on March 6, 2012
  4. I’m with you on all points. I didn’t have a Zaydie who took care of me and generally I can feed myself, but it probably is a control thing.

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    Comment by Kat on March 6, 2012
  5. Your sleeping habits and routine are one of life’s great mysteries. I’ve seen it with my own eyes.

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    ali replied on

    You speak the truth.

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    Comment by Angie [A Whole Lot of Nothing] on March 6, 2012
  6. I love that. I know you’re having issues as a result of it, but I’m sure you loved it when you were a kid.

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    Comment by Sandy on March 6, 2012
  7. Those photo’s are beautiful! You are blessed to have him be such an integral part of your childhood.
    I absolutely hate it when Ray falls asleep before me… If he does, I toss & turn. I’ll wake him up to help ME fall asleep. Rub my back! Talk to me (so I can then fall asleep to his sleepy monotone voice)… cup me (that usually does the trick)
    I have a pretty great man with a whole lotta patience!

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    Comment by CynthiaB on March 6, 2012
  8. That is so funny! I can’t fall asleep until your husband comes home from hockey either!

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    Comment by Gav on March 6, 2012
  9. Those pictures are AMAZING.

    But now I need to know what happens when Gav is out of town…

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    ali replied on

    I just don’t sleep at all..but that’s pretty much because someone is sick. heh.

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    Comment by Meghan on March 6, 2012
  10. Oh my granddaddy and I were like that too. He and my grandmother moved in with my mom and me to help raise me after my dad died when I was a baby.

    He used to take me to the drug store to hang out with his old-man friends and let me have a Coke while he had coffee.

    He wore hats like your Zaydie, too.

    Close families are a blessing.

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    Comment by cristan on March 6, 2012
  11. you know you’ve got a strong marriage when you plug your partner’s nose AS he’s falling asleep and he still loves you in the morning :) been there, done that

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    Comment by Louise on March 6, 2012
  12. there’s some love in those photos :-)

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    Comment by julie on March 7, 2012
  13. who want abercrombie kidsclothing ,It’s cheap,and discount

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    Comment by jack on April 8, 2012
  14. good

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    Comment by david on April 10, 2012
  15. Are you watching a puma sandales? Many new styles,hommes et femmes.

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    Comment by david on April 10, 2012
  16. summer is coming ,weather get more and more hot,find a casquette ed hardy?Pas cher,for en gros enligne

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    Comment by david on April 18, 2012
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