To Tuck or Not To Tuck, That is the Question
I’d like to pose this little quandary, query, poser, to the group.
Yeah, that means YOU.
I love my husband. I love snuggling up to him every night and settling in for a deep snooze. Like a lot of people I imagine I get hot in the night. I kick off the covers, stick my feet out, and cool down. I do this less often now that peri-menopause is quickly becoming menopause and hot flashes/night sweats are no longer the order of the night.
It seems that when I throw off the blankets this is a signal to my hubby to awaken and cover me.
I know, that’s sweet, isn’t it?🙂
He doesn’t just toss the blanket over me. He tucks me in right up to my chin and all around my shoulders.
Awwwwww….what a guy.
I know and I love him for it.
BUT this tucking causes me to wake more often. Suddenly I’m sweating inside a little cocoon that’s nearly choking me as it wraps all the way up to my chin. I toss off the covers that are now stuck under me. I kick out my feet, throw off the blanket from my chin and roll over. I start to cool down.
He covers me up again.
I throw them off again.
Do you see where I’m goin’ here?
I asked him this morning why he does this and he answered that he didn’t want me to be cold and he wanted me to feel safe.
I know, I know…oooooh so cute.
I asked him if it never occurred to him that the reason the covers were OFF was because I was HOT?
No, he said, it had not. He only thought that I looked cold.
I never do this to him, almost never. If I wake in the middle of the night in a chilly room and his covers are off, yes, I will cover him up. But not four, five, or six times in a single night just as a matter of course.
So, my question is; does your spouse/significant other do this to you? Do you do this to them? If so; why? Any thoughts are greatly appreciated.