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.
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.