Saturday, May 1, 2010


There are two kinds of people in the world: those who hit the snooze button on their alarm and those who do not. My husband is a snoozer. I am not.

When we moved in together I brought with me the alarm clock I'd had since seventh grade. It got me where I needed to go, on time, through junior high, high school, college, and veterinary school. All without ever having hit the snooze button. Not once. I honestly had no idea if it worked. I found out the first morning Sean had to go to work. It did indeed work. And, did you know, you can repeatedly hit the snooze button? Every nine minutes. Over and over and over. I didn't then, but I do now.

Sean sets the alarm for a half hour early so he can hit the snooze button at least twice, and up to four times and still get to work on time. I can now go back to sleep after the first snooze, but when the second one goes off, I turn off the alarm and hit him. Otherwise, I won't be able to sleep again.

This week, Samantha has been in our bed because she's been feverish. Turns out she has pneumonia. Antibiotics seem to be helping. She is now so big and spreads out so much that our little queen size bed is uncomfortable for all three of us. She prefers her daddy when she's sick, so I've been sleeping in Sammy's bed or on the couch.

Without me there to prod him, Sean has been late to work everyday this week. This morning, I found him asleep with the clock buried under a pillow. Apparently, it wouldn't quit going off.

How about you, are you a snoozer or a non-snoozer?

*Photo courtesy of Alan Cleaver


  1. Very cute post. my husband would rather take the chance of waking up 5 minutes before needing to be somewhere than set an alarm. But if i do set one for him on those rare super early morning appts. i will have to hit the snooze for him, then eventually kick him out of bed. i can't stand the sound of an alarming waking me up so a few years ago he got me a progressive alarm that starts out as a low light, then gets brighter, adds some lite noise and even scents - you get the picture... i used to have to be up at 5am and am soooo not a morning person so this helped start the day a little easier. All i can say is thank goodness i do not have to be anywhere too early anymore, my son has the worst sleeping habits and i get terrible sleep because of it. Now i use the progressive alarm for my son's white noise, so if i did need an alarm unfortunately it is back to the old school obnoxious one, or a few slightly better sound options on the cell phone alarm.
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  2. I totally was a snoozer for years... and now I'm a non snoozer. I get up immediately these days... I just realized that I could just sleep longer and get up instead of half sleep for 30-60 minutes and then be tired all day. Much better I think.


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