My (Cindy’s) Mom and Dad were a couple of characters. Here is one of my favorite stories about them…
Mom and Dad were married in 1941. They were very much the typical husband & wife of the time… He worked; she stayed home and took care of the house and my sister. Dad had to be up very early for work each day, and he suggested to my Mom that it would sure be nice if she would get up with him, make him breakfast and spend some time with him before he left for work in the mornings. This wouldn’t have been an unusual request if it weren’t for the fact that he got up at 4am and had to be at work by 5am!
Mom was not what you would call “a morning person”, but she dutifully got up with my Dad the next morning to make him breakfast. While Dad was in the shower Mom cooked eggs, bacon and toast for him; sat down at the table and ATE IT! Then, she promptly went back to bed. By the time Dad got out of the shower Mom was sound asleep and there was nothing for him but the dirty dishes! She wasn’t being a smart aleck… she didn’t remember a thing about it. She basically “slept walked” her way through cooking breakfast; eating it and going back to bed.
Needless to say, Dad didn’t ask her to get up with him ever again!