Gordon is a true crime junkie. He will turn on Forensic Files before bed and it lulls him to sleep, and then I sit terrified in bed, because a college freshman got murdered in a horrible way. Out of consideration for my feelings we don’t watch Forensic Files anymore. Also because if he is going to watch Forensic Files, I will watch Hauntings in revenge. IT lulls me to sleep, while he has to read something on his Kindle for an hour after to make sure the house is not haunted.
We’ve been watching the American Greed, but last night we decided to watch 48 Hours, the show, not the movie. So of course, horrible murder, dead child, terrible tragedy. I make sure house alarm is set and finally pass out after 11:00 pm and as I’m drifting off, I realize that I will likely barely get six and a half hours of sleep. Some people can function on five hours. I can’t. I am just not set up that way. Because I have to get up every day at 6:00 am, I hoard sleep. Please keep in mind that I’ve been stressed for the last several days with release anxiety. That’s why there were no fun posts.
I fall asleep.
The house alarm goes off.
I jump up in bed. I must’ve cleared about a foot. Something about the combination of just fallen asleep, the show, and the sound of the house alarm punched me right in the head. My heart is hammering in my chest. I run to the door. Gordon is ahead of me.
Kid 1 and her boyfriend are downstairs. “Hi, guys!”
Kid 2, stumbling bleary-eyed from her bedroom: OMG, seriously? I thought we were being murdered. (She watches Law and Order to fall asleep, because she is her father’s daughter. Apple – tree.)
Gordon and I: TAKE YOUR CONTROLLER AND GET OUT.
Kid 1 on the way out the door: Wow, they are cranky.
Boyfriend: I know, that’s so weird. They’re always so nice.
This morning on Facebook.
Gordon: You know we set the alarm at night. Next time text or call your sister and if she doesn’t answer then assume she, and we, are asleep and it can wait until the next day.
Kid 1: See but it couldn’t.
Kid 1: Cause we just got the game for free and wanted to play it.
People sometimes ask where do I get my ideas. This right here. I live an exciting life, apparently. ><