Taking a nap on Thanksgiving Day.

Does anyone else’s husband have a hobby (video games) that keeps him up until all hours of the night, causing him to be a narcoleptic during the day?

Oh, it’s just me?

That’s what I figured. Well … I cope by telling myself that it could be worse. He could be a philanderer. Or an out-of-control gambler. Or a drunk. Instead he spends an average of four hours a day sucked into an imaginary world I will NEVER understand. And the result? Narcolepsy.

Yesterday I carried a basket full of clean laundry upstairs and left Husband downstairs with ONE. I was up there maybe ten minutes when ONE came clambering up the stairs, arms full of Christmas ornaments which he had removed from the tree directly next to Husband’s head — which was on the couch. 

Apparently the minute I left the room he fell into a slumber so deep he didn’t hear the rustling of the tree or the clanging of the ornaments … much like a narcoleptic would do. It took pretty much everything in me not to snap. I think I yelled something like “what the HELL?!” and then I let him deal with the mess.

Ah … husbands. Some hunt deer, some pretend to live in a world where warlocks and witches kill each other. Truthfully, I’d be pissed if he tried to hang a deer head on the wall. So again, it could be worse …?

As you can probably imagine, I have LOTS more to say on the matter, but I’ll just stop here. If anyone who reads this has helpful advice on how to deal with a gamer spouse, then bring it.

2 thoughts on “Narcoleptic.

  1. I don't have any advice for your gaming issue (my husband has probably spend 4 hours in the last 7 years playing), but he does hunt. Luckily its only a few months out of the year and he keeps family as a higher priority. And while he does have 2 deer heads to hang on the wall, I told him he better buy me a house with a basement (aka man cave) if he wants to see how they look on the wall. We signed on a house with said man cave 2 days ago. I figure you have to pick your battles and if I get a bigger house out of it…I win afterall! 🙂


  2. Hahaha! My husband plays video games every now and then, but he used to play gigs in bands a looong time go so he thinks that staying up until 3am is normal. He falls asleep in front of the tv most of the time then crawls to bed in the middle of the night. I don't think there's anything you can do about it, it's just how their man-brains work! It's funny now,though, because he falls asleep at 8pm because he's so tired from his weird sleeping patterns, and my kids are old enough to make fun of him when he's drooling form the corner of his mouth. Even then, he still won't go to bed at a decent time. Oh well.


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