This is so embarrassing.
The other night we were sitting as a family watching the Opening Ceremonies for the Winter Olympics when I felt my eyes getting heavier and heavier.
The next thing I knew – I woke up dazed.
I had fallen asleep in the chair.
For years as I was growing up, my siblings and I would laugh at my parents who could both sit in the recliner and drift off to sleep with their mouths open – sometimes snoring.
We kids would often joke about trying to drop things inside their open mouths – but never quite got up the nerve.
Now it was happening to me.
I thought my little “nap” was an isolated incident and chalked it up to a late night after a really busy day.
But then it happened again on Sunday afternoon – and again Tuesday night – and almost on Thursday.
I’m becoming my parents.
I gathered up the courage to ask Dagmar and Angel Girl if I snored. They looked at each sheepishly before Angel Girl said, ” Kinda.”
Dagmar corrected her with, “You didn’t really snore – you just snorted every time your head fell over.”
I was going to ask if I drooled – but decided that maybe I really didn’t want to know.
So what’s next?
Are my kids going to start laughing at me? Will they try dropping things in my open mouth? Or <gasp> will I eventually start snoring as loudly as my parents?
Let me tell you people – growing old is not for the faint of heart.
By the way – kids if you are reading this and are planning to drop things in my mouth – I prefer M & M’s, but chocolate chips will also do.
I may be getting old – but I’m still a chocoholic!