The Life of Bon: I'm losing my mind

Thursday, January 16, 2014

I'm losing my mind

TODAY I got paranoid on my way to school that Greg wasn't going to wake up in time for his show.  He is currently performing in The Foreigner and today they had two afternoon matinees for schools- one at 9 am and one at 12:30.  He doesn't have to be to his normal work until 9, but with a show this morning he was supposed to be at the theater at 8 am.  On my way to school I realized that it was weird that Greg wasn't awake yet if he had such an early show.

So, naturally, I freaked out.  Like any caring, loving TOTALLY SANE wife would.  It was 7:00 as I entered my school and I did some quick calculations... he should absolutely be awake by now, especially as he had a 30 minutes drive at least.  I called and called but to no avail.  (Also when you are calling someone at 7 am in Utah in January it feels like you are straight up calling them in the middle of the night to loot their homes as it is pitch pitch black outside.)

Finally after about 15 minutes of fruitless phone calls I decided that Greg's alarm hadn't gone off.  He was still asleep.  He was going to be late for his show.  500 eighth graders piled in to see him star in a play and he was going to sleep right through it.

The logical thing was to drive home to wake him up, right?  In the middle of my work day.  School starts at 7:50, it was 7:20.  I live 15 minutes from my work.  If I seriously booked it, I could get home with just enough time to wake Greg.  Yes, Bonnie, totally logical to leave with no idea if you will get back to teach the 40 seventeen year olds who will be knocking down your classroom door in a mere thirty minutes.

So I bailed out early on a faculty meeting with the firm conviction that the only way the day would not be a total disaster (Greg sleeps through show, Greg gets fired from his role, Greg abandons all hope and decides life is no longer worth living) is if I went home and woke Greg up.  I would save the day!

Five minutes later, cruising down the freeway like a true bat out of hall, I received a text from Greg.  "I'm fine.  Thanks though."  WHAT?  That's all I get?  An "I'm fine?"  I told him he had put me through a lot of stress and turmoil this morning.  To which he asked, "Why?  I set my alarm.  I'm an adult, Bon." 

Hmmm..... I don't know about this.  I mean, it's not like the boy has been setting alarms for 25 years now and could solve the complex riddle of how to make sure you are awake in time in the morning ALL BY HIMSELF.

So I turned around, went back to school, and felt like the true paranoid idiot I am.  I know I maybe freaked out a bit and got a little overly worried/ panicked, but can you blame me?  What would you do if you were 90% that your husband was going to sleep through something very important where hundreds of people are counting on him?  I was just playing the good wife and I maintain my belief that I AM NOT CRAZY.  Not entirely crazy, at least.

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30 comments:

  1. Well, he can't say that you aren't a committed and dedicated wife now, can he?

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  2. I do that same thing about 4 times a month with my husband. And it is not like he has even ever given me a reason to worry but I worry anyways on important unusual days!

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    1. Four times a month? Wow! You've got me beat for sure! And I'm the same... he's never given me anything to worry about... he has never slept through anything in his life, but still. There's a first time for everything!

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  3. Of course you're sane! I have done the same thing with my fiancé countless times… even though he got along without me for 27 years, was in the Army (where being late just does. not. happen) and is very well capable of doing things for himself like picking out clothes and setting alarms. Without my assistance. Somehow.

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    1. LOL! Somehow they survive without us, how we will never know!

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  4. I've done that too - it's the worst when you're calling and getting no answer, too!!!

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  5. I would have totally done the same thing!! :)

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    1. Thank you for validating my insanity. I owe you! :)

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  6. Yep, we suffer from he same form of crazy :)
    ~Jennifer
    www.mommylifeafterphd.com

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    1. As long as we are in it together I guess we're ok?

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  7. Why do they have phones if they never answer them?! Drives me mad! After the third ring I would have assumed he was asleep and "saved the day as well".

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    1. My husband is the worst! His phone is on silent ALL DAY long.

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  9. omygosh I always do this, get paranoid that my boyfriend will oversleep/miss something very important and check on him 500 times as if he isn't a responsible adult and then I feel like a ridiculous overbearing mother.

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    1. Yes! The feeling like a ridiculous, overbearing mother thing is the worst!

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  10. I do this all the time. When Kyle was in high school/ early college he tended to sleep through his alarm. It's hard to remind myself that he is an adult and no longer the teenager I first met. Clearly if I needed to wake him up at 18 I need to still at 26!

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    1. Haha! It's hard to realize someone matures over eight years. And wow, kudos to you for a long, healthy relationship!

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  11. Haha! Everyone knows that any good wife is at least a little paranoid at least half the time.

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    1. Right? That's what I keep telling myself.

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  12. Don't worry. I freak out with stuff like that with my husband as well. =) I'm just a worry-wort.

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    1. See and I normally don't worry too much so I think that's why it threw me off, too. I was like "WHERE IS THIS COMING FROM?!?"

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  13. AHAHAHAHA! This is so me! I would have totally done this. You aren't crazy.

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    1. Thank you! All this validation is half convincing me that I'm not crazy after all.

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  14. I could see myself doing this...Especially if I text and called Will with no response. I call you wife of the year!

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    1. HAHA! Now THAT is what I wanted to hear!

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  15. "Five minutes later, cruising down the freeway like a true bat out of hall, I received a text from Greg. "I'm fine. Thanks though." WHAT? That's all I get? An "I'm fine?" I told him he had put me through a lot of stress and turmoil this morning. To which he asked, "Why? I set my alarm. I'm an adult, Bon."

    I would have choked him later on that evening if I were you in that situation. haha

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