Monday, January 11, 2010

I'll punch your face.

Last week I dreamt that Jennifer Lopez was mad at me. This week I was violent in my sleep. On two separate occasions Aaron has punched me while dead asleep. Once hard in the shoulder while he dreamt he was boxing his youngest brother and another time in the head that he could give no excuse for. Each time he felt terrible. When I was a teenager I watched a 20/20 episode about men who would do crazy things like strangle their wives while sleeping. Afterward I was always afraid that I might marry someone like that, so to be punched in the middle of the night, however lightly, however innocently, really freaked me out.


It could be worse I suppose. When we first moved to San Diego Aaron's friend Bob visited us. In the middle of the night I found him sitting next to me in our bed. At first I thought he was Aaron but then I realized it was Bob in our room just sitting there starring at the wall. I woke up Aaron who ushered confused Bob back onto our couch.

In the morning I told him about it and he was mortified. He told us that a few months back he had woken up on his neighbors Porch. "They think I am some sort of crazy stalker now." he said. "I have always been a sleep walker."

"Next time he's staying at a hotel." I told Aaron when he left.

So back to last night, I punched Aaron hard in the face. I woke up as my hand was making contact with his head. I couldn't believe it. I don't even know what prompted it. I can't recall if I was having a violent dream or what. I think maybe he turned his head and it was too close to my face so instinctively I punched him.
The funny thing is that he didn't even wake up. He mumbled and rolled over. In the morning I checked him for a bruise but there was nothing.

"You know I punched you last night." I told him

"You did?" He asked

"Not on purpose....at least not consciously."

So I guess Aaron and I could both be on a future 20/20 episode about violent sleepers.

2 comments:

archshrk said...

So the truth of Aaron's missing truth is coming out, eh. That "big wave" story seemed a little suspect to me - after all, Aaron's a excellent surfer, just ask him.

All kidding aside, there was a period in my life where I would talk in my sleep. I don't anymore (I hope) so this will probably pass too.

Siobhan said...

I swear it's just a terrible coicidence :)