Monday, September 13, 2010

On sleeptalking ...

Remember THIS? It just keeps getting better:

I turn out the light and Dave rolls over reaching for my arm.

"So," he says touching my elbow. "How are things going for you guys?"

Guys? Since when am I plural? Hmm ... I think. This sleep talking thing has been going on for a year but it's never been interactive. Maybe I should check that out. Maybe he's dreaming about the next day when we'd see some friends at another friend's wedding? But before I can say anything he interrupts me.

"I don't mean personally. I mean with the load."

Ah. He's dreaming about work where he manages semi-truck drivers.

"What load?" I respond.

"I don't know. Maybe I'm too tired to ask this question. Maybe I should ask you tomorrow."

I search for another response when he starts in again ...

"Really good, thanks for asking. Things are great with me and my wife."

That's happy, I think. Even unconscious he's happy with our marriage.

Pause.

"What time will you arrive with the load?"

"10," I say, searching my brain for a number.

"And what time is it due again?"

"11." If I'm going to play truck driver, I might as well be a really punctual one.

"Great. Sounds good to meeeeeeee," his drags out the word in a tired sing-song voice."Maybe I'm too tired to ask this question. Maybe I should ask you tomorrow. But it was really important I know before I go to bed for some reason."

Pause.

I wonder what else I can get out of his subconcious.

"So, what's your favorite thing about your wife?" I ask.

"There's so many things!" he says enthusiastically. "How could I choose just one?"

Awwwww....

"Do you know who you are talking to?" I am suspicious from his last answer he is starting to wake up. "Who am I?"

"You are ... You are Brooke," he says somewhat uncertainly.

"Yes. So why are talking to me like a truck driver?"

"Because you drive a truck."

"No I don't."

"Have you ever considered switching vocations?"

8 comments:

Emma said...

hahahaha! is this for real?

Genavee said...

I love that you took full advantage of such a hilarious situation.

lifeofdi said...

More sleeptalking! Dave is hilarious.

K. Ray Johnson said...

That's funny. Btw, is that drawing at the top new? Either way, next time I get spare time I'll have to update that for you. Or at least clear out the background. Btw, the google word verification for this comment is "benes" which as we know is a legal shorthand for "beneficiaries." So your blog is getting very legal.

Brooke said...

Ray -- I guess that picture is three or four years old. Do cartoon versions of yourself still age? I love it, though, so clearing out the background would be awesome.

jdust said...

That is awesome. How funny.

Johanna said...

I just cried. I laughed that hard. Thanks for the great study break.

Emilie said...

I'm always terrified that will be me. I sleepwalk all the time, but so far I don't think I've had actual conversations with my husband. Usually I just find myself standing somewhere in the house wondering what I'm supposed to be doing. Sometimes Garrett tells me I was sleepwalking the night before because the last brownie or something is gone when he wakes up. Oops.