Insomnia, when you’re single, is easy.  You aren’t going to wake anyone up, and you can always sleep in.  You’re not going to throw anyone’s schedule off and you don’t have to worry about anybody but you: a few phone calls and everything is covered.

When you’re married… (or living with someone) especially if children and or pets are involved… you can tell yourself ‘I can always sleep in’ as much as you want but the reality is… it’s not going to happen.  It just isn’t, so you might as well accept it and get on with your day.

To be fair… your loved ones/roommates/pets… they may plan on letting you sleep, they may even try and let you sleep but it’s still not going to happen.  And even if your loved ones/roommates/pets are perfectly quiet, even if the dog decides to sleep in… the neighbors will inevitably decide that today is the day to get an early start on bulldozing their back yard, or they’ll have a very loud fight, or a party… sometimes all three…

When you’re single, you can turn on your radio to drown them out, or put a pillow over your head, or use ear plugs.  But when you’re married (or living with someone), your radio will keep them up, and you have to keep an ear out in case your loved ones/roommates/pets needs you… you get the idea.

Don’t get me wrong, I wouldn’t trade them for the world… just… maybe…  lend them out for a few hours so I can get some sleep?

Seriously… enjoy your single-hood while you can… the rest of us will have keyboard prints on our faces from falling asleep in interesting places, but oh the stories we can tell!


About mtdecker

Just your average writer- which is to say, I have a full-time job developing and testing software.
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