Sunday, September 27, 2009

"I Slept Wrong"


I remember as a child hearing grown ups say how they "Slept Wrong." I'd often be in the middle of a bowl of cereal when my mom or dad would walk into the kitchen holding a part of their body and declaring these words.


I'd just shake my head pretending I understood this adult jargon. But in reality what I was really thinking was: "How do you screw that one up?"


Honestly. You pull back the covers, lay down, and go to sleep. What's the big deal?


Then something so strange happened one day: I grew up.


Sure, I expected it to happen. I was even warned. However, the speed at which it took place was quite surprising. It may just be that speed that was responsible for getting me to repeat those words once spoken by my parents: "I Slept Wrong!"

The only difference now is I finally understand the saying. I can't say for sure what takes place during the night; since I would like to believe that I'm asleep. But there are some mornings that even that thought might be questionable. I mean, how does one hurt after sleeping on a bed of feathers? It doesn't get better than that.

But sometimes I have to believe that I was occupied with much more than sleep. Could I have possibly decided to run a marathon say around 2 am? Maybe I decided it was time to master double-dutch? Or maybe because I find Yoga too daunting to attempt while awake, I've taken it up during the middle of the night.

I guess the scariest thing now would be to find out that what I really did last night was...sleep!

8 comments:

Martha in PA said...

I say that just about every morning right now, it seems that my favorite sleep position all these years is wrecking havoc on my shoulder. Some mornings it is all I can do to get it back down by my side!

Insanity Kim said...

Those are all good theories. I thought it was a conspiracy against me, brought on by my pillows, because they didn't appreciate it when I went two days without washing my hair. I have been in agony for months with neck pain at times and never eager to get into bed because I always felt like crap in the morning! However recently I am experiencing a season of no neck pain and great sleep. Ahhhh the wonders of 35-ness...

Kathy B! said...

I know! If I yawn and stretch wrong, something literally snaps in my neck and then I'm paralyzed for the rest of the day!

Helene said...

Oh I've had mornings like that too. I don't know if it's stress or what...but sometimes I'll wake up and my neck is killing me. All I can think is that I must have slept in an awkward position but you'd think you'd wake up if you hurt that much. Guess not, huh?

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog last week on my SITS day! Hope you'll be back soon!

Angela said...

This post was great! I totally laughed out loud! I just found your blog via SITS and I was so captivated by the first post I read, I became a follower so I could come back and read more! Great stuff here, keep up the witty work! :)

Angela from Angela's Soliloquy

cat said...

Oh I know what you mean - I also find that after nights of not sleeping well with the kids, you get one great night and all sleep through and you actually wake up feeling a pain somewhere. Thanks for visiting my blog.

bluecottonmemory said...

We never slept wrong, we just got up on the wrong side of the bed! Then you get up looking for a fight everywhere! LOL

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