November 18, 2008

Have I ever mentioned Big Shooter sleep walks?

Yeah. He does. It is fuh-reek-HEE! He will have his eyes open and carry on a full blown conversation with ya...until you finally catch on he's juuuust not quite firing on all cylinders.
That's what happened a couple Friday nights ago.
He comes out at 4am (I couldn't I was up reading blogs. Hmmm, there's a stretch.) and says, "So, can you think of any reason you'd like to go to Poe Dunk, Oklahoma?"
I, thinking he is sleepwalking, encourage him with, "Ab-suh-lutely! I've been dying to get there. What's the occasion?"
He says very matter of factly, "There's a car in the lobby," turns and heads toward the bathroom.
I chuckle to myself and wonder how long it'll be before he wakes up and staggers back into the living room asking me what I'm doing up so I can ask him what he's doing up...
I wait.
And wait.
I hear water in the sink.
I hear the hair dryer.
I hear more water...
I wander in, put my hand on his arm and say, "Sweetie...Darlin'. You need to wake up."
He turns and looks me straight in the face and says, "I'm awake." Long pause, then, "The question is: Are you?"
Stunned I finally ask what he is doing.
To which he says s-l-o-w-l-y, "I'm. getting. ready. to. go. to. Poe. Dunk. I thought you and the Crumbs were coming. It sounded like you wanted to..."
"You were serious?!" I screech.
With the big-eyed DUH look he says, "Umm, yeeeah." S-l-o-w-l-y again, "Therrre's a car in. the. lobbb-by."

After several hours of clean-up and fast carpentary work to get the gaping hole covered.

I guess the driver was thinkin' Arby's.

Love Note to my Big Shooter: I know you don't always get a kick out of some of the things/situations you deal with on a day to day basis...but, they are gold for a stay-at-home-momma/blogger. Thank you for the fodder Love.


Linda...inOwasso said...

You are an absolute NUT and I'm so very thankful. :)

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Sooo... he was really awake?? Sorry. Sometimes I'm slow. :)

But really.. was he awake?


Pat said...

You two are so funny!
Looks like that driver was seriously thinking Arby's.

The Glamorous Life said...

That was so funny on many levels. Heck I laughed just at Podunk. I neverknew that was a REAL place!

Soliloquy said...

Ha. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!

That is the BEST! Did you laugh and laugh?!

Are you STILL laughing??

[Somebody Loved] said...

Check out that damage! Oops? I guess so... The very most interesting things happen for you to take photos of and write about. It keeps your posts exciting. Not that the sleepwalking and talking aren't enough.

Anonymous said...

This made me think Arby's...(hint, hint). By the way I would like to let Jeff know how thankful I am... Since Harper's life changed we have been to many different resturants and we need to ask for the nutritional info...ONLY the Arby's in Webb City has had that available...that made his choice unlimited to the entire menu...Thanks more than I can say!!! Soul Sis

clan of the cave hair said...

yow! I wonder if that car in the lobby was driven by our ex-drunk-mayor?

faroutmom said...


Soul Sis---what is going on with Harper? I miss you!

T with Honey said...

I would have made the same mistake and assumed that he was sleep walking. Wow!

Prairie Chick said...

this was so funny. it made me laugh at how Prairie Guy will go; "Huh?!" when I poke or nudge him when he's snoring like a stuffed up boar. When I sleepily respond, "YOu're snoring." He frustratedly insists, "How can I be snoring when I wasn't even sleeping!" Like clockwork. Silly goose.

Queen B said...

What in the world? You have a crazy life, sister.

The Bayou Belles and Their Beau said...

Huh? Crazy.

WomanHonorThyself said...

fodder love..ha

Anonymous said...

I thought it was appropriate that it says "Savages" on the wall of the restaurant.
Made me laugh.

Heather said...

I have a fuh-reek-HEE sleeping walking hubby, too! And he has, on many occasions, come sleep walking in to check on me at odd hours of the night, morning. So, I'd have had the EXACT SAME REACTION as you! Of course, he'd have, also, had the same reaction as Big Shooter! Too funny!
Thank goodness he hasn't peed in the hall or in the closet in many years now! ;)

heather said...

Well, I've learned my lesson now!!
Not even 24 hours after I left my last comment, Hubby had a sleep walking, talking, and weird expression episode! I can't even tell you how long it's been!!
So, maybe now I'll tell you we just won 10 million dollars, or somethin'! Right?! ;)