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Morning rituals

Every Saturday morning I catch up on my RSS feeds. A couple weeks ago, I read “Thoughts I had before 7AM” written by Heather Armstrong (Dooce). In it she describes how she has a compulsion to hit the snooze button several times before giving in. This in itself is not all that unusual. I’m sure many of us want to draw out those last few minutes of sleep before we are forced to get up.

The behaviour that I think makes the crossover into the slightly bizarre is one I seem to share with Dooce. One I was amazed to read described on the page because the only person who is aware of this behaviour of mine is Duncan – and now another person half-way across the world is describing it action for action. The behaviour is that of seizing the alarm clock off the nightstand nanoseconds after it starts to beep and absconding it under the covers to hug for 9 minutes until the next beep. Except, as with Dooce, I am usually quick enough that I can snooze it mid-beep. Or even a millisecond before it starts beeping.

Unlike Dooce however, my husband does not hear my snoozing shenanigans (or does not acknowledge them anyway). Which is a good thing. Because although I am a morning person, I have been known to set my alarm over an hour earlier than necessary, just so I can snooze…

4 Responses to “Morning rituals”

  1. Mom
    October 23rd, 2008 01:54

    You always were a bizarre child!
    I don’t need a snooze or an alarm. My husband, your father, will awake when the snooze should go off, if it were on, and start yawning. He’ll do this for about a minute, stop and, just when you doze off again, start up with the yawning a second time. I’d like to hit the snooze but I can’t afford divorce court right now…

  2. Susan
    October 29th, 2008 21:24

    Like your mother, I too have a husband who wakes me. I sleep right through alarm, snooze, him getting up, showering. I rouse briefly whilst he is dressing but do not surface properly until he places my cup of tea next to my bed. For this, if nothing else, I love him.

  3. gwenda Locking
    December 4th, 2008 20:30

    Hi, we are the lockings from australia, a few years ago we recieved a family tree from canada, was wondering if you are of that family?

  4. Sarah
    December 21st, 2008 13:55

    Hi Gwenda – we could be that family. There are not many Lockings in Canada. And most are someway connected to me. Do you know who sent it to you?

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