Thursday, October 25, 2012

Not Being Able To Sleep - Annoying, But NOT An Emergency

The other night I was abruptly awakened by the ringing of my cell phone at 1:50 a.m. in the morning.  I immediately jumped out of bed and rushed to answer my phone, thinking that it must be an emergency of some sort.  I mean, who calls at 1:50 in the morning unless it's an emergency.  I have already had a discussion with the Boy on what constitutes an emergency and why never to call me after midnight unless it is truly an emergency or he's having a meltdown of some sort, which is considered an emergency.

When I see that it is indeed the Boy calling me from college I immediately become concerned as I answer the phone.  I know the Boy isn't calling me for no reason.  There must be an emergency.  I answer the phone more than a little panicked.

Me:  Hey!  Is everything okay??  What's wrong??

The Boy:  Hey.

Me: It's 2 a.m.  Is something wrong?

The Boy:  Well, yes.  There's something wrong.

Me:  Oh no!  What happened?

The Boy:  Nothing.

Me:  Well, what's wrong then?

The Boy:  I can't sleep.  That's what's wrong.

Me:  It's 2 a.m.  I wasn't having any problem sleeping until now.  While there a many things that are considered an emergency, not being able to sleep is NOT an emergency.   Take some Melatonin.

The Boy:  I don't have any.

Then I'm on the phone with him for another 45 minutes, just chatting, like it's 2 in the afternoon instead of 2 in the morning.

First thing on my To Do list - send the Boy some Melatonin!


  1. Oh dear... :((
    And I thought it was annoying when the canine woke me up during the night to tell me she wanted to go out..

    1. We have felines that wake us up just for no reason except to be petted.