I had one of those "OMG - let me crawl into a hole and die right now" kind of moments this weekend - and it involved my mother-in-law. And sex.
Well sort of. In a roundabout way.
She was talking about a recent purchase they made. One she was very excited about. One she needed help with. It was a mattress.
She kept saying, "I need help putting it in MY room." Or "I can't wait to get it in MY room and sleep on it."
After she said that about 6 times, I said, "Isn't it his mattress too cuz you share the bedroom?"
I said it jokingly to kind of call her out on her mistake.
Only I was the one who made the mistake.
Shit a brick and color it pink. The minute it was out of my mouth and my mother-in-law looked at me I knew - they no longer sleep in the same bed.
F*ck a duck and call it Larry. He can have the pink brick I shit earlier.
Good God. She started to talk about snoring and other things and reasons they didn't sleep together anymore and I just wanted the whole thing to end.
And then all the way home I wondered....will I ever not sleep in the same bed as Rambo much less the same room? I wonder how many people do and the reasons.
I actually read this on the internet:
People are on different sleep schedules, so separate beds will accommodate this.
The separation will lead to more sex.
Getting a good night's rest can improve the quality of your relationship.
And I wondered is this true? Who said a married couple should sleep together? When did that become normal instead of separate beds? Heck - sleeping in separate beds dates all the way back to Fred and Wilma Flintstone.
I mean I get some of it because....
Which is why I own a pair of ear plugs.
Rambo and I were on different shifts for at least 10 years. Before that he was gone for months on the road. I remember the only thing I ever wanted each night - was him next to me.
It was like a dream we knew we'd reach some day.
We always said to each other, "Some day baby - we'll sleep in bed together every night."
But would it matter if he was in his own bed - right next to me in the same room?
What's your opinion on the same bed, different bed dealio? I wonder who approaches the subject first? And how do you decide whose bed is the "sex bed"? Or is there no sex if there are separate beds AND separate rooms?
Chime in. I wanna know your thoughts.