You have to feel a bit of empathy for Steve O’Rourke.
The Dublin man shared on Twitter that he and his wife Amy don’t lay claim to a side of the bed.
That is, they regularly swap sides.
On any given night, Steve might choose to sleep on the left side of the bed – taking his book and pillow with him.
The next night, his wife Amy may choose to do the same.
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
Read more on relationships:
- When conversations stop after children
- To the mum in a relationship that’s stopped feeling right
- How to future-proof your marriage
What crazy reality is this?
And so the process is repeated, throughout the week with no pattern to speak of.
Naturally, Steve’s colleagues were completely thrown by his admission.
So, Steve took to Twitter for moral support.
Writing: “Apparently it’s weird… It’s not that unusual is it?”
Unfortunately, everyone on Twitter thought he was crazy too.
Everyone on Twitter was shaking their heads
“Steve, I am not sure you and your missus are actually human,” wrote one.
“Do you sometimes call yourself Steve, and sometimes call yourself by your wife’s name?” said another.
And this (quite possibly my favourite):
“I didn’t think this was even an option!
Apparently, it isn’t.”
What side of the bed do you covet most?
Which brings us to you guys … When you’re a parent, often getting ANY side of the bed is reason enough to celebrate. Heck, getting through the night is pretty fabulous too.
So on the occasions that you are treated to a good night’s sleep would you ever swap sides with your partner?