Tuesday, April 04, 2006

A Puzzling Question for the Day

When two adults are asleep at 3:11 a.m. and one of the adults wakes up and hears a child crying, why does said adult wake up the other blissfully snoring slumbering adult and say, "Hey, I hear crying?" causing the second adult to also wake up and therefore, become responsible for tending to child?

I'm just asking.


Anonymous surcie said...

Why? Answer: Because the first adult to awaken was the FATHER!

11:04 AM  
Blogger Kristin said...

Because the first adult does not want lovin' later!!

11:06 AM  
Anonymous Monika said...

Ah?that would be for that same reason said adult could open a refrigerator full of food and not find anything to eat?or pass a clothes hamper brimming over the top with dirty laundry and ask where all ?their? clothes are?..or the same reason they who shall remain nameless can walk into a room that the other adult has been sitting happily watching something on TV, pick up the remote, change the channel?and then LEAVE the room. Special it's it. :-)

Yes I?ve been lurking for months?.this post just got me. ;)

11:10 AM  
Blogger Traci said...

I don't know the answer, but if you find out what it is, PLEASE let me know. I've asked myself that question many times!

11:35 AM  
Blogger Rachelle said...

LOL! Thank goodness we do not do this in our home. We each take two nights of duty, and then get two blissful nights of pure sleep.

12:13 PM  
Blogger Mary-LUE said...

Actually, my tale is little different. My husband sleeps through or waits out all this noise. I finally started waking him up because I was tired of being the person to usually do midnight shift. This way, I still wake up, but not enough to keep from going back to sleep. Of course, he will answer me in the middle of the night and then roll right back over and go to sleep sometimes. Arghhhhhhh!

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12:59 PM  
Blogger oshee said...

lol yes I can relate..but it is usually me doing the waking after I've been up with the screaming child for an hou

1:41 PM  
Blogger ~Jennifer said...

So are you the waker or the wakee?

1:42 PM  
Blogger Dapoppins said...

I am always the first to wake up, but when I would return to the room, hubby would start with 20 questions. I am not patient with that game at 12 noon, much less any time after 10 at night, so we figured out if he wanted to know what was going on and what I did about it, he just might get up in the first place and I would stay in bed.

2:22 PM  
Blogger Ann said...

It is ingrained in the male brain.

All our kids are grown and gone, butif the dog makes an unusual noise, I get the same wake-up message!! What is wrong with the dog?

2:27 PM  
Blogger Praying for your Prodigal said...

OMgoodness! ROFL!!!! So true!

I think Dr. Phil would say because adult number 2 has trained adult 1 to do so. But hey--he'd be adult #1...wouldn't he!

:) Diane

3:48 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

Hahahaha!! Sometimes, they just don't get it!

6:02 PM  
Blogger Shalee said...

It is some hidden part of the Y chromosone... Researchers said they were looking into it, right after they figure out the remote problem and the failure to get socks to laundry pile situation.

6:41 PM  
Blogger kfk said...

Because that is how I prefer to get my husband to tend to the child so I can go back to sleep.

9:09 PM  
Blogger Undercover Angel said...

My husband does the same thing! He always wakes me up and I've tended to the problem before I realize that he was awake first!

9:15 PM  
Blogger Judy said...

We don't have that anymore.

But, I still get handed candy bar wrappings in the car.

Like, I don't COLLECT them, why does he give them to me??

6:13 AM  
Blogger meredith said...

ha ha ha ha.....apparently, that's the same all over the world!

10:08 AM  
Blogger aggiejenn said...

Your husband HEARS the crying baby? AMAZING!!!

1:38 PM  
Blogger The Daring One said...

I think you already know the answer to this one...

7:09 PM  
Blogger Gradual Dazzle said...

Or he could just be saying that because you get to STAY HOME tomorrow while he has to GET UP AND LEAVE FOR WORK and therefore it's not fair to expect him to get up in the night.

Yep, I've gotten that one on several occasions. It never washed with me, though.

9:41 PM  

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