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Lights On Please

Friday night Luke and I went and saw the new Nicholas Cage movie “Knowing”

I won’t go into a discussion about this movie, but I will say, it was NOT at all what I was expecting from the previews.

In fact, it pretty much scared the crap out of me.

I should clairfy by saying, the movie proably wouldn't be scary to most people, but I get scared very easily.

For my own sanity, and those around me I try to stay as far away as possible from any movie that could possibly resemble a scary movie.

I felt like I spent the whole movie jumping out of my seat, or as Luke says, ‘clawing into his arm like a cat’ Thankfully he was the person sitting next to me, I’m fairly certain I would have clawed whoever was sitting next to me.

So anyways that night we got home from the movie and I was feeling pretty good.....until it was time for bed.

I just kept picturing images from the movie. Which in all reality wasn’t that scary, but my imagination just got away from me and I had worked myself into a tizzy.

So I did what any self respecting 25 year old woman would do. I begged my husband to let us sleep with the closet light on.

I could not handle the thought of waking up in the middle of the night in the pitch dark, I needed some sort of light.

So my VERY sweet husband agreed to sleep with the light on for my comfort.

Then I begged him to try and let me fall asleep before him. You see, when Luke’s head hits the pillow he basically goes into a sleep induced coma. I think it takes .2 seconds from the time he hits the pillow to the time he falls asleep.

Which was definitely the case this night. And there I was lying wide awake with my thoughts. I tried waking him up, but it was no use, he was gone for the night.

So I got my ipod, put my ear buds in, put on some Kari Jobe music and tried to make myself fall asleep.

Then I heard it.

It was a strange deep voice, muttering something,

Have you ever had that feeling where your entire body freezes and you would rather die then face your fear?

This was that moment.

I peered out from my covers, and took out one ear-bud out, only to find my husband was TALKING IN HIS SLEEP.

He has NEVER done this, and he decided to do this the night when I was already scared out of my mind.

I started screaming for him to wake up.

He woke up and wanted to know why I was screaming at him.

Only because there was a crazy man talking in his sleep.

He ofcourse thought it was hilarious and wanted to know what he had said.

I have no idea what he said. I don't really care. I'm just thankful it was him and not some crazed person in our apartment.

He went right back to sleep and I manged to somehow fall asleep. I'm not really sure how.

However, I am proud to say we have slept with the closet light off every night since then.

I plan on sticking to sweet, sappy and comical movies only.



  1. Amen sista friend to the very last line.

  2. Oh wow! We practically posted about sleep talking simultaneously! Weird week for sure! Ha ha
    Your story would have had me completely scared too!!!

  3. Glad to know that I'm not the only person scared by movies that aren't meant to be scary. The Fugitive with Harrison Ford still gives me the creeps. The guy with the fake arm that really killed Ford's wife creeps me out.

  4. I scare easily too. I suprisingly don't loose sleep over a scary movie but I can't stand the scary anxious feeling I have while watching one. So I gave up scary movies about 2 years ago and haven't watched one since! That's too cute you convinced your hubby to sleep with a light on=)

  5. Crack me up! I am a big scaredy cat too! I freak myself out so easily. Especially when Jon has to go on TDY, I sleep with a light on and the TV going!

  6. Oh, I am totally with you. I have such similar responses that my husband insists I NEVER watch anything remotely scary again, so we don't have to live through the resulting trauma during the following nights:)

  7. Girl, are you sure that wasn't Josh and I? Ha! I'm terribly afraid of scary movies. Tortured really. The images stick with me forever. Definitely lights on!

    Josh is a huge sleeptalker. Almost every night. He'll laugh, yell out, and chat all night. I learned quickly to just ignore it, but still get woken up every once in a while. Funny stuff. I need to blog about it.

    I hope you can sleep with the lights off again soon!

  8. Oh my goodness I am the same way. Scary movies freak me out and I will for sure stay away from the knowing! Sometimes I sleep with the TV on mute when the Mr is away just so I see everything in the room. I totally freak myself out over nothing!

  9. I am the same way, I get scared super easy! I'm so glad you warned me, I don't think I can see this movie now!

  10. Oh my gosh... I was cracking up! I can see you screaming at him to wake up & him being all confused....

    what a good hubby though...

    you are just so cute!!!
    and I'd rather laugh in a movie anyday!

  11. Oh this is funny! I don't watch scary movies either. my imagination goes wild...

  12. I hate scary movies too.

    You're not alone.

  13. This. Is. Hilarious. Why is it that every time we are scared the craziest things happen?! Hahaha... Oh man.

  14. Your so funny! I will NOT be seeing that movie - thanks for the heads up!

  15. Oh goodness, this was cracking me up but only because I can so see that happening in this house too!

  16. hahha oh my goodness I would have freaked out too! I get scared SO easily

  17. I am laughing out loud at my computer, not cause of your fears, but because I do the same things! I have been wondering about that movie and thanks for going to see for all of us other chickens out there that won't and you reassured me that I shouldn't! I freak out over every noise too!

  18. I feel you- so much. I do not like anything scary like that. Long ago, I decided for my sanity and stress levels, I should stick to romantic comedies and animated kids movies. I hope you can sleep tonight!

  19. I can totally appreciate this post - I am one of those people who jumps out of my seat when there is a loud noise - I just cannot do scary movies! Too funny!

  20. Haha, that is hilarious! Everytime I tell my husband he talks in his sleep he never believes me!

  21. I hate scary movies too - and I really hate how fast and easily my hubby falls asleep!!

  22. You crack me up!! I do the sleep talking thing so I have no right to say anything! My hubs says I yell at the dogs in my sleep. Maybe I should try a new profession!!

    Your imagination is too much like mine! Everyone thought I would have grown out of it by now, but that is so not the case!!

  23. Oh Megan, that is so funny! My hubs saw that movie Saturday night and said it was the best movie ever. I don't like creepy movies, so I am not so sure I could handle it lol

  24. Thanks for the opinion on my save the dates!!! I think I am going to go with the magnet you chose!!

    I'm sure my future Hubby will want to see that movie so thanks for the warning!!! :)

  25. How funny!! I am the same way about scary movies! I like watching them in the moment, but when it comes to bed time, I am scared to death! I always beg to sleep with the a light on or a night light...yes I'm 5. And then my brain gets to working on an intruder coming in our house and I hear all sorts of imaginary noises! I hate that!!

  26. OMG- Remind me to stay away from this movie, haha!!!!!! :O)

  27. I hated that movie. I saw it in a special screening and I was so glad I didn't pay to see it. I was frightened by the albino men for sure, though.

  28. I AM SO WITH YOU! I refuse to watch scary movies... seriously... I HATE THEM.

    Give me a sweet romantic comedy ANYDAY!


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