Bedtime is between 8 and 8:30pm often for me with the alarm stirring me at 3:30AM Monday thru Friday. Yes, that's a crazy, insane time to wake up (unless your'e a baker, ER doc, an angel...), but when you have bills to pay, you wake up, get ready, make loads of coffee and tea, and head to work. Besides, the blessing is getting to see the sunrise 5 days each week, the sunset 7 days each week, and payday. Yep. Payday.
Dana doesn't have to be in bed that early, but often she'll crawl into bed with me and start reading articles on her iPhone. Falling asleep with a blue light in your wife's face is like falling asleep in a movie theatre. My mother-in-law and mother might be able to do it, but the light keeps me awake. So, I'm adjusting, and trying to learn to sleep with it. I've gotten much better, but last night I did not sleep well, and kept waking up. Finally, when I rolled over and she was STILL reading her iPhone after 1AM I told her that was enough reading and that I needed her to fall asleep and spoon me. Within a few minutes she did, thankfully, and I fell asleep for the rest of the night (what was left of it).
Of course, being the person that I am, I told one of my clients this afternoon about it. Dana was in the gym, so I know it was ok to share this story, but EVERY DAY, even when Dana is not in the gym, I am sharing our life stories. It's a way to keep my clients entertained while I'm torturing them. The client today described Dana reading her iPhone in bed at night as if it's her own personal blue light night club. I agreed. If we were in a night club I wouldn't be able to sleep either. Perhaps this means Dana will go to sleep with me at an earlier hour so I can get my beauty sleep. We all know I need beauty.