An Alarming Issue

From what we hear, getting used to living with each other is pretty difficult. Russ and I think that we’ve done a pretty good job these first two months (especially considering that we only have one small bathroom)!

However an issue of miscommunication  of the definition of a certain thing in our household has arisen and must be addressed!

You see to me any kind of alarm is an immediate call to action. Whether it be fireman rushing to a scene at a fire alarm, people scrambling for their key chains when a car alarm goes off, or people rushing to an appointment when the alarm on their phone goes off notifying them of something on thier calendar. Basically when an alarm goes off…you do something!!!!

However, Russ doesn’t really see it this way (this is where the issue comes in.) He just sees it as a gentle notification that at some point something must be done. And really there’s nothing wrong with that. Except that there is. Because you see while Russ has creepy good hearing most of the time, he can’t seem to hear the alarm go off on his side of the bed. So anywhere from 3 to 6 times a morning I am laying wide awake poking him to turn off the alarm.

How bout we reset if for a later time? Nope, I might need to be up at five.


The worst of it? He thinks it’s hilarious to watch me go crazy over the issue!!!

Does that mean I’ll chill and stop letting him push my buttons(or not push the alarm buttons)? Probably not. I never have learned that lesson…just ask my brother!


5 thoughts on “An Alarming Issue

  1. Oh my gosh!! Brian and Russ are definitely brothers, because Brian does the same thing! And it drives me NUTS!! It’s been almost four years and we still have the same problem. Brian doesn’t hear the alarm…which is ridiculously loud…so the only way he wakes up is if I nudge him to tell him to turn it off. The alarm goes off about four or five times before he actually gets out of bed! And he NEVER gets up at the time he sets his alarm for! AHHH! Thanks for this post! I’m glad I could get that off my chest! 🙂

    But, you know, I think I might just miss it now if we didn’t begin our day that way!!


  2. Wel-l-l-l-l-l, I’m with Russ on this one. I have to s-l-o-w-l-y adjust to waking up and unless I have to jump up and get going, I don’t! I’ve been known to jump up too fast and not be able to feel my face. It could be dangerous to jump up too fast before the old blood starts pumpin’! 🙂


  3. Welcome to Married life.. Michael does the same thing. Only now I have wised up I set the clock to a different time (makes him think its the time he wants to get up).. Maybe thats why we are always late.. 🙂


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