I’m So Glad Tory Boy Has Insomnia

1 Feb
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The phone woke me up at the crack of dawn this morning.  The conversation went something like this:

Me: Huh?

TB: Hi Mum!

                  Me: Huh?

   Me: Huh?

             Me: Who?  Who this?

TB: It’s me.*

Me: Why are you phoning so early?

TB: You’ve blogged; I thought you were up.**

Me: What time is it?

TB: Ten-to-eight.

Me: Shriiiiieekkk.  I’ll call you back.


It appears I slept through my alarm.  I never sleep through my alarm so I must have forgotten to set it.  I never forget to set my alarm so I must have slept through it.  The last time I slept through my alarm I had been travelling for twenty-four hours straight and the phone woke me that time, too: it was my work, demanding to know where I was (in bed with a handsome man.  What a shame it took me twenty-three years to think of an amusing riposte).

I have no idea what happened this morning but I do know Spud was up, washed, brushed, dressed and on his way with a bag of toast by 8:05, all thanks to his insomniac brother, who had phoned to ask me to give him a wake-up call at twelve because he had only had an hour’s sleep.  Oh, the irony.

At least that answers slpmartin’s question yesterday of where my student son gets the time to control his mother’s life: he’s given up sleep for the duration.  I’m so glad.***


*Isn’t it funny how a mother immediately knows who ‘me’ is?  But weirdly, not until he says ‘It’s me’.

**The wonder that is the Publish Schedule button.

***Just kidding.  Honest. 

9 Responses to “I’m So Glad Tory Boy Has Insomnia”

  1. vivinfrance February 1, 2011 at 14:53 #

    Lucky you, sleeping in. I was awake and posting at 4am!
    What’s this publish schedule thingy? I must be the dimmest blogger in the universe!


  2. gigihawaii February 1, 2011 at 15:29 #

    Hilarious! Lucky you are able to sleep at all. I usually get a measly 4 hours sleep even though I would love to sleep 8 hours. After all, I am retired with no place else to go. So why do I wake up after just 4 hrs? I don’t know!!!


    • Tilly Bud February 2, 2011 at 09:22 #

      I have a theory that the older we get, the less sleep we need because time is running out for us. I used to need nine hours and now I’m down to 7.15. It’s Age’s way of saying, ‘Wake up! Do stuff!’


  3. beckysefton February 1, 2011 at 15:50 #

    Strange. My Grandparents always know it’s me just from “it’s me”. Must be a parenting thing.


  4. Cindy February 1, 2011 at 16:52 #

    Why do you call him Tory Boy? *Goes back to read older posts*


    • Tilly Bud February 2, 2011 at 09:23 #

      A good question. Coincidentally, I raised a similar point on Becky’s blog. Time for a catch-up post, I think.


  5. slpmartin February 1, 2011 at 17:29 #

    Oh…what a son won’t do for the love of his mother…even give up sleep…what a son! 🙂


    • Tilly Bud February 2, 2011 at 09:24 #

      I’ve always thought so (until he forgets to call, visit, keep me informed of his every step).


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