Being a newlywed (eight months still counts, right?) isn’t always easy. There are so many things to get used to and so much work to be done – becoming more tolerant, more patient, less irritable, less irritating…
Etan and I did not live together before we got married so we are still getting used to the day-to-day issues of sharing each other’s personal space. From tucking in the shower curtain so the bathroom floor doesn’t get soaked to controlling the urge to yell from another room, (or worse, from the toilet) – we are all learning new things. Actually, we do pretty well, mainly because Etan doesn’t give me too hard a time about being a control freak. Still, there are some issues which I’m not yet sure how to reslove.
One thing in particualr has been bothering us recently, and it can’t only be us – this MUST be something other couples deal with. It happens something like this…11:36pm Etan: (in front of the tv) I’m REALLY tired Jo (in front of the computer): ok. I’m not done yet. I still have to finish my homework, make up an aerobics routine, do something on Facebook and bake a cake. So – I should be about half a hour. Etan: ok 12:10pm Etan: ok, I’m falling asleep on the sofa, I have to go to bed. Jo: Ok, so you go and I’ll join you soon. I’m almost done Etan: but I want to go to bed WITH you…
Then one of 3 things can happen:
1) I come to bed, despite not having finished whatever it was I wanted to do, probably annoyed.
2) Etan goes to bed without me and we’re both a bit sad.
3) Etan waits up for me and then he’s really tired the next day
So..what to do? Answers on a postcard please. I just seem to wake up late at night…How do other people who share a bed deal with entirely diferent energy cycles?