Challenges Family

Back to Front

Have you ever had to sleep on the wrong side of the bed? After you’ve staked  a claim to your-side-of-the-bed for over twenty seven years, just imagine how odd it would feel to sleep on ‘the other side’.Winter in Brisbane is a bit nippy you know and the bed has been rather chilly of late, so I decided to put the electric blanket on.  Having dual control means Chief and I can set the temperature to suit our personal body thermostats.

Sunday evening I switched the blanket on my side of the bed to warm up and Chief said ‘no, he was not needing any additional warmth tonight.’  This was a total lie, because when I eventually made it to bed, Chief was fast asleep on my warm side!  Having not finished work until the early hours of Saturday morning, I didn’t have the heart to prod him and make him move so ended up jumping into his cold side of the bed –THE WRONG SIDE!

I felt like a piece of back to front tracing paper.  I can remember as a child tracing pictures out of books and then turning the tracing paper over and retracing on the wrong side before turning it over yet again and rubbing off the tracing.  Sometimes I was lazy and just imposed the traced picture the wrong way round and this is just how I felt – back to front.  As a result, I had a terrible night’s sleep and for someone as ambidextrous as Chief, he woke up feeling odd too!  Never again – please learn from my error and spare yourself a back to front night.


By Waking the Wombat

Life - part two; Australia. Having spent the first 39 years of my life in England, with two adult children who don't need me so much, a workaholic husband and a head full of stuff waiting to be unleashed, Waking the Wombat is my place to share life's experiences with you.

6 replies on “Back to Front”

Weird that! but so very true – I guess we all like to stake our claim.Your dad has always taken the right side looking from the end of the bed.


(Love the new layout and profile photo. You are rocking your new decade!)

I always sleep close to the door. Don’t care which side of the bed it is, it’s always the side closest to the door. Escape mechanism.


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