The Precariously Preposterous Positions People Pass Out In: Because nothing says “great substitute for a cozy bed” quite like entering the dream world while sitting fully upright as children yell, screech, and crash into things around you.
I’m jealous. I fully admit it.
And flabbergasted. Completely.
As one of the world’s lightest sleepers, I require ear plugs, about four pillows, and a bed to sleep. I often toss in some background music while I’m at it.
So when I witness the ease of how my G-pa can literally pass out in any chair with a cacophony of noise surrounding him – I turn green with envy.
When a good friend of mine – we shall call him He Who Wears a Chicken on His Head (or HWWaCoHH for short) – somehow passed out after our Easter feast and then took a two hour nap while sitting on our couch as ten children ran amok squealing all around him – I felt as though I’d watched a segment from Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.
My dear friend Bobbi is trained to only wake up to her phone alarm or her name being called – World War III could go down six feet away from her and as long as they didn’t speak her name she’ll remain unconscious.
How were these feats humanly possible?
The closest I’ve ever come to a miracle such as these was shortly after my children were born – running on four hours of sleep over two days mixed with the Breastfeeding Oxytocin Overload Coma – I grabbed a three minute doze before my bobbing head jerked me awake.
My mother said I’ve always fought sleep. As a baby and toddler the rule was Don’t Go To Bed Easy, Just Play Until You Pass Out.
A rule that my Lil Diva has inherited.
I went to pick her up in my gym’s childcare following Zumba class on Thursday and found this:
Completely. Utterly. Totally passed out cold.
It was one of the most adorable “awwwwwwwww” moments I’ve ever seen.
I’m told she’d been asleep for at least twenty minutes by this point.
Proof that no matter how hard I plan or how much I stick to a schedule, my Lil Diva will continue to beat to the tune of her own very loud drum.
But still – passing out in mid-play in the center of a very loud child care and staying asleep while your brother circles you and occasionally “accidentally” bumps into you…
What the frak?!
Here is a quick clip to demonstrate the noise volume in the room.
*** It should be noted, that this is the first time she’s ever done something like that. Typically, a shoulder is required, dancing, or 1001 other tricks to get her to sleep.
Has your child (or you) ever fallen asleep in an strange position?