Wednesday, November 22, 2006
I used to love reading "Hints from Heloise"
I'm not real sure why I don't anymore. It could be that the newspaper where we onced lived years ago offered it in the lifestyle section, and we don't live there anymore. Perhaps it's because I used to subscribe to Better Homes and Gardens and have let that go as well. For whatever reason, when someone offers me a "HINT" I will usually try it at least once.
Weeks ago when my in-laws were visiting, my husband came home from a roadtrip exhausted. I felt bad for him because it was a pretty drawn out trip home and his back was hurting as well.
That night when we went to bed, the snoring began. I nudged him once with no success. I would normally spend the early part of the evening nudging however I knew that he needed his sleep. I went to my daughters bed and slept with her. The next morning over coffee, I was explaining to my husband and his parents, why I was sleeping in another room.
My mother-in-law tells me that, she has never tried this but she had always heard that if you whistle, the person will stop snoring. She doesn't know how to whistle but she knew I could.
"I'll try it! I'll try anthing once!"
Next few nights pass with no snoring. After my in-laws left (a good 3-4 days after) we go to bed. Actually I stayed up late one night catching up on all my Tivo'd shows. When I went to bed he was already in full swing snoreville.
I couldn't whistle! I was laughing so hard (silently) that I couldn't pucker my lips up to blow. I turned the lights off and got into bed. I couldn't take it anymore, he was getting louder and louder as the minutes passed.
Suddenly I puckered up my lips gave a soft steady blow and that was it.......silence came across the room.
That is until I burst out laughing again because I could not beleive that it worked!!! We're talking the bed was shaking because I could not compose myself. How could this possibly work?
More weeks pass and yesterday, our finance guy calls to chat with my hubby. I hear alot of laughter. Then my hub informs me that "Mike" tried it on his wife and it worked. He too was laughing so hard because his dogs heard the whistle and came running in. HYSTERICAL>
I hope that many of you try this and respond to my post, I can't wait to hear your stories.
"You know you don't have to act with me, Steve. You don't have to say anything and you don't have to do anything...not a thing. Oh, maybe just whistle. You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and blow."