Monday, March 03, 2008

I Hear the Secrets That You Keep....

When You're Talking In Your Sleep

We are not a quiet family at night. I have recently been told that I snore, quite loudly in fact. It used to be my husband that snored, but now I just think he breaths really loud. The kids however are the ones who make the most interesting verbalization's while they sleep.

T, my four year old son, has recently been heard to say...
"Get the rocket launched!"
"ANTS! ANTS! GET THEM OFF ME!"
"I can't get my hands down my pants."

E, my 9 year old daughter, not only talks in her sleep, but walks in her sleep too. The other night she walked out to the living room at midnight, where I was watching Buffy, and said to me " Too bad the Andy Griffith Show isn't on."
A long time ago, when E was about 3, we had the rare occurrence of a small earthquake here in the early morning hours. Hus and I went to check on E who we found still asleep. She said to us "The space ship has landed".

Almost every night the kids can be heard arguing with each other, just like they do when they are awake.

Title of post from the song Talking In Your Sleep by The Romantics.

14 comments:

Suzy said...

This reminded me of that I Love Lucy when Ricky and Fred bet the girls they can't stop gossiping. Then they make up a story about their neighbor running away with the milkman and Ricky pretends to talk in his sleep to reveal it so the girls will have to gossip.

Anne said...

That is so cute! (I guess it could be worrisome too). We used to threaten to tie my sister's hair to the bedpost because she would sleep walk. We also stored our chewing gum on our bedposts and I don't think my mother ever yelled at us for that.

alissasanderson said...

My kids talk in their sleep, too, as does my husband. I don't, I don't think, but I'm told that I do snore quite loudly :-)

Fold My Laundry Please said...

My brother used to have some sort of recurring dream that would cause him to wander all over the house asking why there were holes in all of the furniture. Unfortunately, he never remembered anything about it when he woke up, so who knows what that's all about!

Gina said...

That is so funny! I talk a little in my sleep. Actually I think Hubba-hubba told me that I laugh. Which is odd, because I never remember any funny dreams.

MereCat said...

I used to do that sort of thing when I was a kid. I didn't do it as much as an adult, but there was this one time where I took a picture off the wall and tried to take it to bed with me. It was too big to fit through the door (or I couldn't turn it the right way) and I woke myself up as I was putting it on the ground. Wierd.

Kate The Great said...

Hee hee, the sleep talking made me laugh... If you haven't taken E to see "The Spiderwick Chronicles" yet it is really good... also, loved the book shelf thing on the side, I added one to my page too, really cool...

Lainey-Paney said...

My husband is soooooo freaked out by sleep-talking & sleep-walking! He would be super freaked at your house!!!

WillThink4Wine said...

The family that snores together... When we were kids one of my brothers was a sleep-walker. I remember when we moved into a new home, he walked to where the bathroom used to be... you can imagine the rest.

Karen MEG said...

That's a great song, BTW.
My husband runs meeting in his sleep. What an exciting guy, eh?

alison said...

Rae talks in her sleep too. One night when she was sleeping with me, she was yelling at the cat in her sleep so loudly that she woke herself up. No sleepwalking though, thank goodness.

Jess Riley said...

Your kids are awesome. This email is kind of making me want to get pregnant so I can enjoy similar amusing anecdotes. (That's a good enough reason, right?)

MereCat said...

Ok, i just had to tell you that I sleptwalked (?) the other night. My husband found me going out the front door and I had no idea why. As I was waking up and dicovering what an idiot I was, I was making all these lame excuses until I totally woke up and said, "Well, I'm just an ass."

Family Adventure said...

Your kids clearly have otherworldly dreams, rockets and spaceships galore!

I have one kid who is all over his bed at night. He can fall asleep in the most amazing positions. The other one doesn't move. It is funny how different they are!

Happy Monday, Heidi!

Heidi