Trying to Snooze My Way Through the Night

Well, it happened again. But unlike the previous two times, Tammy laughed at me and not like a “ha-ha” laugh either.

This was more of a “I can’t breath/my stomach hurts” laugh and it was all because I didn’t properly set our alarm clock. Well, that’s not entirely true, but that’s what started it.

It’s just the time between snoozes…

We had a brief power outage earlier in the day, which meant our alarm clock in the bedroom needed to be reset.

My first mistake was trying to do it while we were watching our 2-year-old nephew Gavin. He was playing on our bed when I thought it would be a good idea to fix the clock.

No lights were flashing and I figured all was well… Until…

Loud music jolted us out of sleep precisely at midnight.

Tammy reached over to turn off the alarm and said something to me about it going off at an odd time.

Tammy: Jason, what did you do?
Me: (glancing over at the clock before falling back on my pillow) What? What? It’s just the time between snoozes.
Tammy: What? What are you talking about?
Me: It’s showing how long before it goes off again. Wait… Is it midnight?
Tammy: Uh… YEAH!
Me: Oh… it is?

I reached over Tammy and started trying to figure out why the alarm clock had gone off.

Tammy: (laughing) What is wrong with you?!
Me: I set alarm 2 but turned on alarm 1.
Tammy: No… “It’s just the time between snoozes.” (laughing even harder)
Me: (rolling back to my pillow) It was.
Tammy: I’ve never ever heard of that. (mocking my voice) “It’s just the time between snoozes.” (laughing REALLY hard).
Me: Shut up.
Tammy: (laughing uncontrollably) “It’s just the time… between… snoozes.” Who even thinks of that?
Me: That’s what I thought it was.
Tammy: (fighting back tears) I know. (mocking my voice) “It’s just the time between snoozes.” You big dummy.
Me: (turning my back to Tammy) Shut up.

At this point I was starting to realize how stupid what I said was and could even feel myself starting to crack a little smile but I wasn’t about to give Tammy anymore ammunition. She clearly has plenty.

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6 Responses to Trying to Snooze My Way Through the Night

  1. Storkhunter says:

    So do you sleep in 12 minute increments?

    • JWo says:

      LOL… I have meds that “assist the sleeping process,” so when I’m out, I’m OUT.

      But I don’t know what I was thinking but I SWEAR I’ve seen something on that clock where I could change the snooze time. At least I think I have…

  2. I hit snooze at least 3 times before getting up…..and purposely set the clock early enough so I can I can do so. The time between snoozes is sacred. I wish snooze was 12 minutes.

    • JWo says:

      Our clock is set 30+ minutes fast and I really don’t even know how many times Tammy hits snooze every morning. I just know when it went off that morning my “sleepy time” medicine was in FULL FORCE!! I really think I would fail a sobriety test when I’m on my “sleepy time.” hahaha…

      Can you change the snooze time? Because I think we can… although it may just be a drug-induced thought.

  3. I haven’t used an alarm clock in 30 years unless I have a flight that leaves prior to 6am. I wake up between 4:15 and 4:30am every day, without fail. I go to bed between 11:30 and midnight every day. This schedule drives my husband through the roof.

  4. becca3416 says:

    Tammy! NO! the time between snoozes is a real and serious thing that should never be toyed with. 🙂

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