There are some things in this life that are just the way things are – unwritten rules, if you will, that we follow without a second thought. Like when you share a bed with your partner, and you always sleep on “your” side of the bed.
But a man from Ireland recently tweeted that he thought it was normal for couples to just choose a side of the bed on a first in, first served basis. Wait, what?!
Doesn’t everyone have a “side” of the bed?
The admission on Twitter:
We were just chatting in work and apparently it’s weird that Amy and I don’t sleep on the same side of the bed every night. Some nights I like to sleep by the window, some nights the door. It’s not really that unusual, is it?
— Steve O’Rourke (@steveohrourke) March 22, 2019
I may only be speaking for myself and my partner here, but we have always had our own side of the bed, and it doesn’t even matter if we aren’t in our own bedroom – whether we are staying with family, in a motel, even camping, we still sleep on the same respective side of the bed. Because any other way would be … well, weird! At home, my stuff is beside my side of the bed, like my alarm clock that my brain is tuned into (so I can also tune out my husband’s alarm and sleep right through when he has an early start). And my drink bottle, and my bits and bobs, and my book (haha, seriously, I mean my phone charger. I mean … c’mon!). They are all there, not randomly strewn around the room.
Next Steve will be telling us that the night-time routine is just attributed on an ad hoc basis. This pretty much sums up that side of things …
My husband is the best (seriously!) but come night time- he is focused on going to bed while I ‘work my way upstairs’ pic.twitter.com/MdddhZ6Ymd
— Becky Mansfield (@yourmodernfam) July 10, 2014
Written by Julie Scanlon
Julie is Editor for Kidspot NZ and our MVP. Her hobbies include laughing uncontrollably at her own jokes, annoying her family by asking questions about movie plots, and never taking anything too seriously. She speaks a little Spanish and a lot of Yorkshire.
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