Friday, October 15, 2010

Reading Under the Covers

The Farmer has the amazing ability to fall asleep within 30 seconds of hitting the pillow. I am not kidding! It's so crazy that I actually timed it. He'd be snoring in under one minute.

I, on the other hand, have to wind down into sleep and my evening ritual involves reading before I fall asleep. This just does not go hand-in-hand with someone who hits the bed sleeping. He doesn't want the lights on because that slows down his 30-second record.


He found a solution. For Christmas one year he got me one of those book lights. I love it because it allows me to read without disturbing him.

Last night I set myself up with book and book light shortly before he came to bed. He turned out the lights and started laughing.

"What?" I asked. "What are you laughing at?"

"Do you remember reading under the covers when you were a kid?"

"Yes, with a big old flashlight filled with Ray-O-Vac batteries. The thing weighed 5 lbs."

"That's what you look like under the covers."

Yes, it's true. I did look like a ten-year-old girl reading Nancy Drew. But hey, under those low light conditions anybody could look ten years old!


Becky said...

Love it! I'm a nighttime reader too!

Marfa (Crafting Marfa) said...

That was pretty cute. I've never been able to read or do anything under the covers. I get claustrophobic.

horse loving lineman's wife said...

LOL! My husband is the reader, and he doesn't do it under-cover. I'm the one who wants to go to sleep, so I cover my head. LOL!

Kat said...

I have a little led flashlight for under the cover reading. We both read at night for an hour or so, but I usually fall asleep first. I wake up later every night and read for another hour or two with my friend insomnia.
Actually, earlier this week I downloaded the Stumble-upon app onto my Droid...I've spent a lot of midnight oil on that!

MelissaD said...

My husband has the same instant sleep-to-snore ability! I have to read a bit too to be able to go to sleep but I am lucky the low light from our headboard doesn't bother him. I think because my Mom was such an avid reader my sisters and I didn't need to hide it so I only remember reading by flashlight when we went camping as kids.

Lori said...

I have to have something to read to fall asleep too. It helps me unwind and fall asleep so much faster once I put the book down. Or sometimes I wake up later with the book in my face of on my chest. :)

Steph said...

When I was in school, I would get to reading a book at night, usually something in a series like Nancy Drew, and I would get so involved, I would finish the whole book before I went to sleep! I didn't want to put it down! Sometimes that would be 3AM! I did a lot of under the cover reading to keep my parents from catching me!

Mom Taxi Julie said...

I like to read before bed too. I had my husband put up two little lights above our bed when we remodeled our bedroom (the first time, it already needs to be updated again!). I put the lowest watt lighbulb I can find in there so I can read :)