Doesn't matter what happened that day or who you/they are, treat bed time like a separate universe where nothing even remotely bad or negative exists or happened, especially if you're not the best with kids. Dump everything you have into bed time, stories, I love yous, tuck ins, everything and don't let any negativity from you, them, videogames, or anything slip in. Bed time is unique as it's their reset button for the next day and is huge in their development as it's the precursor for sleep which is vital emotionally, physically, mentally, spiritually, everything. It's their only true alone time even if they don't remember the dreams. If you can only be nice at one point in the day for some reason, make it bed time.
Edit1: Woow holy moly thanks everyone, warms my heart reading the stories and hearing the gratitude. Glad it's helping some people! Love you all, everyone gove yourself a hug for me please. :) <3
Edit2: Also thankyou very much for the awards! They're the first ones... keep reading on reddit ➡
It's honestly the most exciting thrill that I often daydream about and look forward to. I wake up pretty thirsty and bloated though, lol.
UPDATE: I'm going to pull this off again sometime in the next couple days. I'll try to document it with some pictures of all the glory!!!!
I ordered a large pizza tonight instead of a medium because of a coupon, but I went with the thin crust. I like regular crust wayyy better!!! After I polished off the 8 hot wings, I had to tap out after 4.5 pizzas..I was just too full. Anyways, thanks for all the love :)
Probably won't be doing many more of these, but, glad some of you enjoyed partaking in my secret plate night indulgences.
Love yourself. Choose to be happy. Even if it means not sharing with your wife :)
So I just turned 16 and I have a two (nearly three) year old sister. Her dad isn't in our lives anymore. This means that my mom expects me to babysit whenever she has to work which I always do even though I am also doing online summer school classes. Yesterday morning (around 11 AM) my mom messaged me and told me that she was going to work a double shift and wouldn't be home until well after midnight. I was frustrated because this is happening more and more frequently, and I have homework to do but it can't be helped and I understand we need to extra money so I just said ok. A couple hours later I saw in my Facebook feed that my mom was tagged in a photo by a friend from the night before. It was of some sort of 'girl's social distance movie night' or some shit like that. I clicked on it and started going through the photos and saw this wasn't the first time. EVERY TIME SHE CLAIMED TO BE WORKING AND SAID I HAD TO BABYSIT SHE WAS GETTING TOGETHER AT A FRIENDS HOUSE KNOWING FULL WELL I NE... keep reading on reddit ➡
My older brother is 30. He has no job (hasn't worked since highschool), doesn't go to school, and lives with my parents still. All he does is make messes, and game all night. He games to the point that I can hear him yelling and screaming all night long, and its been a battle because I can not sleep with the amount of noise he has put out. Oh, also, I'm 17 and a female and will be moving out to my own apartment next Saturday for uni.
Anyway, it started like any other night last night. Around 12am he started to game, turned his volume on his speakers all the way up, and was yelling and screaming into whatever he was playing and when I asked him to turn it down, it escalated and it turned into a telling match between us. Needless to say, he got angry and destroyed my bedroom door (punching it). I was at my breaking point. My parents don't care, I haven't slept properly for about a month, and so I devised my plan of vengeance.
My brother went out early today with my aunt and left his do... keep reading on reddit ➡
I love reading and have started back reading in bed again. I used to read more in bed, but then started watching more tv and have now gone back to reading in bed. I really like reading epic fantasy novels and series and am going to start back reading those. I was on a nonfiction kick for a while. I'll read them all the time, in bed and not in bed. Do you guys know of anything or would recommend anything to hold a weighty book like that in bed? At some point soon, I'm going to start the LOTR series and have the 50th anniversary one volume paperback. Sometimes I'll fall asleep while reading in bed if I'm reading too late at night. I'd like to get something to hold the book so I don't fall asleep and drop it on myself. Don't want any: died while doing what he loved, reading, epitaphs. Do you guys have any recommendations? I live in the US and am actually going to be going to both a Barnes & Noble and a used bookstore this weekend. They might have something and wanted some ideas. Thank... keep reading on reddit ➡
This is a reoccurring issue. We’re both 23, been together 4 years, and just moved in together 2 months ago.
He recently went for a late night run for a few miles. He got back all sweaty, simply changed clothes, and tried to get into bed with me. I told him he’s absolutely not sleeping in this bed unless he takes a shower. He was clearly not happy about it but ended up taking a shower.
As another example, he went to a BBQ and smelled really strong like smoke and meat when he got home. The smell was on his skin and hair. I told him he smelled really strong like BBQ that night and I didn’t want to sleep with that smell on our pillows/sheets, but he didn’t shower. The next day, he took a shower but chose not to wash his hair, and the smell was still very present. I said something along the lines of “why would you not wash your hair when it smells so strong like BBQ?” He didn’t really have an answer.
Since then, there have been several times when he works out and proceeds to not shower... keep reading on reddit ➡
I know this isn't the practice for all people or couples, but I think it is good hygiene. This is even more true during summer when people sweat more and have more body oil.
In the past when she would spend the night, I never said anything, but now that we are living together and sharing a bed each night, I told her that she can't come home and crawl into bed without taking a shower. She has to take a shower unless she is sick or there's a good reason why.
She has taken this the wrong way and is viewing this as me telling her she is dirty, but it's not unique to her. I do this myself because I also would be gross if I didn't shower before bed. I don't think she is gross at all, and I think she actually would feel better and more relaxed if she took a pre-bed shower. I do.
She thinks I am being too rigid about, but to me this is all common sense and shouldn't be a controversial request.
For me, I think I've done this a good amount of times. I've done it for the Stormlight Archive books when I was near the end and I felt like I could marathon the rest of it. I also did it for the last Wheel of Time book during the infamously long chapter (if you've read the book you'll know what I'm talking about).
Has a book ever captured your attention so well you literally couldn't put it down all day?
Edit: So, the reason I made this post was because I just spent the entire day reading Brandon Sanderson’s The Hero of Ages, which is the third book in his Mistborn era 1 series. I started at around 7 am and finished the book literally 20 minutes ago, only stopping to write this post. I thought I was crazy for reading non stop for so long but seeing all these responses just makes me smile knowing that I’m not alone in my insane reading habits.
You guys are awesome!
When he eventually came back home, he saw the letter on the table and read it. After a few moments of silence, he picked up the pen and added something to the letter. Then he started to get changed, whistling happy tunes and singing and dancing while he did so. He grabbed his phone and dialed a number.
His wife listened from under the bed as he started chatting to someone. "Hey babe, I'm just changing clothes and then I will join you" he said. "As for the other fool, it finally dawned on her that I was fooling around on her and she left. I was really wrong to have married her; I wish you and me had met earlier. See you soon, honey!" Then he hung up and walked out of the room.
Heartbroken she climbed out from under the bed and stumbled over to read what her unfaithful husband had written on the end of her letter. Through teary eyes, she read: "I could see your feet you idiot, I am going out to buy bread".
My (28M) parents own a beach house. We stayed their for a couple of days to celebrate the 4th of July.
The house has two bedrooms. My parents stayed in one. The other room was for me, my girlfriend of one year (32F), my brother (34M), and my little sister (23F). The room has two double beds.
After dinner, I took a walk with my GF. When we got back to the room, my brother and sister were on one bed. He was sleeping and she was playing with her Switch. I asked her nicely if she could stay on the other bed beside my GF so I could stay beside my brother. She said no.
We grew up in a Catholic family. This means no sex before marriage, and I would rather not sleep on the same bed as my GF to avoid temptation. So I was hoping my sister would understand.
I tried to explain to her, but she got progressively more annoyed. She was so noisy that she woke up my brother, who asked what the problem was. I explained it to him too, but he sided with my sister.
My brother said I had two choice... keep reading on reddit ➡
EDIT::: Alright WOAH, there is...a lot to unpack after reading all your comments. First and foremost- thank you for confirming that putting my foot down in this situation does not make me crazy or stubborn or dramatic. It makes me a human with boundaries that help define my value in my relationship.
Secondly- no we're not breaking up over this. Thanks in part to the overwhelming response on this post, we sat down and were able to really spell out the underlying issues with his request & talk about the bigger picture. (Although in the future I will not be resorting to crowdsourcing our disagreements, which admittedly was not the most mature way to handle any emotionally charged situation in a relationship.)
Lastly- for my partners sake, this post was not about his laptop in bed, I fully accept this as a tool to help his anxiety-based insomnia. We both know the science behind blue light and technology before bed and the proven effects this has on sleep, but it is literally the onl... keep reading on reddit ➡
So this just happened, and now the pain has gone and my girlfriend has stopped laughing at me I can post this. We were just getting ready to head to bed, so I went to pee. I was wearing gym shorts, which don’t have a flap thing, so I just pulled them half-way down, and went about my business. As I finish, I turn to use the sink, and this is where the fuckup happens.
As I turn, I see my girlfriend stood in the doorway, with a devilish grin on her face, and a hand towel in her hands, ready to whip me with. Now, she’s never been great at towel whips before, but tonight, the prankster gods must have been on her side, because it was a corker. The only issue, was she didn’t hit my arse as intended... she connected perfectly with my left nut. I can only describe the pain as a flash of white, before I crumpled to the floor. Holy fuck, I have never felt this kind of pain before. My girlfriend is just stood over me laughing at what happened, and seeing if I’m alright. All I can say is “fuck of... keep reading on reddit ➡
I am 25 years old now and I still remember this event pretty distinctly.
At the time of when this event occurred I was living in Aurora Ohio near Cleveland. I had one younger brother who was not present for whatever reason. The time of which this event occurred was probably either after school or during the middle of the day on a weekend (I don't remember). I do however remember that it was in broad daylight.
My brother and I shared a room with a bunk bed in which the bottom bunk was perpendicular to the top bunk allowing for sort of a cubby of space underneath the top bunk. There was a small area of space id say probably about 1 foot in width between the back of the lower bed and the wall it was near.
My friend from class and i were sitting at the foot of the lower bed at the opposite end away from the underneath portion of the bunk bed near the wall. We were playing with pokemon cards. This was in like 2001 or 2002 so pokemon was all the rage at this point for young kids, this... keep reading on reddit ➡
I just dropped my phone on my face and hurt my lip lol
That will give you a reason to get out of bed in the morning.
I don’t mind that my girlfriend hasn’t shaved her legs in a few months, because we’ve just been home together, and she has always worked from home so shaving her legs really only happens when we’re going out somewhere nice and she’s wearing a dress and doesn’t want to wear tights or if we’re having a beach trip.
Well since we’re not comfortable going out, it’s been a lot longer since she’s last shaved and her leg hair is getting a little long. Every night she rubs her legs against mine and it just feels weird, and sometimes itchy on my own legs and makes it hard to sleep.
I told her I didn’t care if she shaved or not but if she could put pants on before bed so I could sleep better. She laughed at me thinking I was joking but when she realized I was serious she got pretty annoyed with me and said she isn’t putting pants on when my “hairy legs rub up against her all night”.
I thought I asked for a pretty reasonable request.
I guess this was the intended way to fight the boss, and after a decade someone finally figured it out. Maybe I’m just dumb and this is well known. Idk.
Edit: I was heavily mistaken, and I apologize!