The other day I woke up early (well earlier than normal) to answer a phone call. Melissa is, well, lets just say a heavy sleeper but I was pretty loud. (You know, if you talk a little louder it sounds like you have been awake for more than 35 seconds.) During the conversation she kept rolling over making frustrated huffs and snorts… shooting me an occasional dirty look.
So when I climbed back into bed she glared right at me and said, “I am so mad at you right now!”
“Oh really?” I asked, knowing that she was talking in her sleep and hoping I could keep the conversation going.
“Yeah, the purple and green dinosaur won’t even sing for you anymore!”, she replied.
At that point I started laughing for about a half of a minute, until she continued with, “And neither will the men in sweaters!”
To be fair to her, I have to explain that it turns out not to be as crazy as it sounded. The day before, Melissa was reading a book that was talking about children’s TV shows like Barney and Mr. Rogers. What’s more, Melissa talks in her sleep all the time. Somehow she can go into a half-conscious state where her eyes are open and she can even walk around but is totally asleep and doesn’t remember what she said or did the next morning. I love it when that happens… it’s never a dull moment! Check back in the future for more sleep talking stories!