As most of you know, I suffer from migraines. I take a daily preventative medication, but still get one every month or so. I have Imitex for those times.
I woke up yesterday morning with a headache. It steadily worsened through the morning so I laid down around lunchtime in the hopes that a nap would ease it. I set my alarm so I'd be up in time to pick up our daughter and then fell fast asleep.
The next thing I knew my phone is ringing and I saw it was my daughter's school. I had a brief moment of panic that something might be wrong, only to find out they were calling because school was out and I hadn't picked up my daughter. I told them I was on my way and they said she would be in afterschool care until I arrived.
I threw on my shoes and ran out the door, but it was still 3:30 before I arrived to pick her up. It cost me $9 because she went to afterschool care. Nine freaking dollars for them to watch her for half an hour.
I have to admit it crossed my mind to tell our daughter not to tell Steve. But then I remembered the last time I did that and how bad I felt about what I was teaching her so I kept my mouth shut. When we got home, I got her settled and then I called Steve to confess.
While he was understanding about the migraine, he wasn't too pleased about the fact that I had overslept to the point that I didn't pick our daughter up on time, which cost us money. He put the blame not on my migraine, but on my night owl habits. Then he made the ominous statement that he was going to fix that.
As much as I hate to admit it, he's probably right about my sleeping habits. I'm a night owl and rarely go to bed before 1 am. I'm usually up at 7 to get our daughter off to school. More often than not I'm tired when I get up and I occasionally will go back to bed once I have the house to myself.
When we went to bed last night, I was a bit nervous about how he planned to fix my sleep habits. It wasn't long before I found out. He said from now on he wants me in bed no later than 11 pm. Then he took away any wiggle room by making it a rule, which makes it a punishable offense.