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My Wife Just Texted… #161

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My Wife Just Texted

My phone lit up by my side as I was working late. I read the text and knew it probably meant that the part of my 4yo son’s mind that manufactures nightmares was also working late. I made an awwww face as imagined the little guy stumbling with drowsy desperation to our room, to the comfort and security of our bed.

We’re no strangers to co-sleeping, but it’s extremely rare now. I was glad of the digital intruder alert, so I wasn’t left to discover it later on my own, fumbling through the dark only to find a not-so-small lump of sprawling heat occupying my side of the bed.

He needed my side of the bed more than I did that night, so I just performed the evasive maneuver of sleeping in our guest bed. I knew she needed him there, too. Or whatever you call it when wanting is strong enough for it to pass for needing.

And we all slept happily ever after.*

*at least for that night.

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4 Responses to “My Wife Just Texted… #161”

  1. Substitute “version of you” with “your feline son” and that is every night of my life.

    • Andy says:

      Haha! I love it. As a barely related aside: we had cats early in our marriage, but I had no problems with ousting them from my spot. Except for the “mouth full of cat hair when I went to sleep” problem.

  2. Lisa says:

    Naww, what a lucky little guy to know he can have some company at night-time if he needs it. It tends to work the opposite in our house, we have our son in a king-single bed so there’s room for one of us to curl up with him. Or both of us, on a really bad night, we just have to snuggle really close and hold tight so no-one falls out LOL

    We do draw the line at having our dogs in there too, though. One cannot lay still and the other always smells like the chook pen, because that’s the best place to wait for eggs to appear.

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