Pretty Sleeping Angel Baby Except HA HA Not Really

For the past twenty years, my husband has kissed me while I’m sleeping before he leaves for work. He tells me he loves to watch me while I’m sleeping, because I look so pretty while I sleep. One time, he said “you look like an angel.”
Over the years, I’ve come to believe him. I honestly and truly believed that I look like a precious, baby angel when I’m asleep.
Sometimes, the sound of him getting ready in the morning will wake me up, but I keep my eyes closed, knowing that at some point, he’ll look over at me with loving eyes and think “look at my beautiful sleeping angel! She’s so angelic with her sweet little angel baby face.”
There have been times where I’ve seen a baby sleeping and I’ve thought to myself “Aww, that’s probably exactly how I look when I’m sleeping. No wonder Tony can’t stop kissing me in the mornings!”
A few months ago, I drove with friends to Vegas. On the way home, I fell asleep in the car. Lucky everyone in the car, getting to see The Sleeping Baby Angel. I woke up to the sound of silent laughter. “What is going on!?” I demanded to know, as I wiped the drool from my face. (precious baby drool.) They eventually fessed up to taking photos of me while I was sleeping.
I wasn’t prepared for what I was about to see.

I stared at the photo while they all laughed and I was all “you guys do not understand, I AM KIND OF DEVASTATED RIGHT NOW.” I then went on to tell them the story of Sleeping Baby Angel.
It took a few months to get over the devastation and I’m finally at a place where I can laugh about it and tell the story to other people. And believe me, it makes an AWESOME dinner party story.

35 thoughts on “Pretty Sleeping Angel Baby Except HA HA Not Really

  1. Zoot

    I know it’s so old-fashioned, but I’ve never EVER let my husband hear me poot. (I can’t even type the f-word related to that.) I think there’s some part of me that still likes to pretend I don’t do things like that. EVER.
    Then, one day, he broke it to me that evidently? I’m super-gassy when I sleep. This just about killed me, to know that my husband hears me … pass gas … when I sleep. So, let’s just say, I’m no sleeping angel either. πŸ™‚

  2. Margie K

    In a similar vein, my husband has always complimented me on my cooking. We’ve been married 30+ years, so I’ve accumulated a lot of experience, and thus believed that I must truly be an awesome cook.
    He has asthma and COPD, and a diminished sense of smell, which means he cannot taste very well, either.
    I finally put 2 and 2 together and realized that he’s complimenting me on food he cannot really taste.
    In his defense, he naturally puts a big emphasis on texture (if you can’t taste, what else is there?). So he’s complimenting me on texture (Big effing deal! How hard is that to mess up?).

  3. Sarah

    That’s pretty much how I fall asleep in cars too. So I’m going to go with it and say that you/we do indeed look like a precious sleeping baby angel.

  4. Amy

    This was far and away the best story of the weekend. Way to rock the shit out of that harp painting, btw. You crack me up!

  5. mommabird2345

    HAHAHA this is hilarious! I’m sure we all look like that when we are sleeping. Our husbands are lucky, lucky men. πŸ˜‰

  6. Jennifer

    Aw, innocence shattered. The first thing that popped into my mind, though, is that sleeping *sitting up* in a car is a totally different position than lying in your nice cozy bed. So of course your mouth would be open in the car…gravity! I’m SURE you look perfectly lovely when you sleep…and even if you don’t, your husband is a sweet, sweet man. πŸ™‚

  7. Leah

    Hahaha I m so glad you posted that!! My brother took a picture of me sleeping when we were driving. He then proceeded to post it on Facebook. He still thinks its funny two years later.

  8. nonsoccermom

    Awesome! I know I look exactly like that when I sleep in the car too, because I often jolt myself awake to find my loving husband smirking at me from the driver’s seat.
    This was the funniest story I’ve read in a while, by the way. Thanks for the laugh!!

  9. Heather

    Haha oh, Yvonne, I don’t think car-sleep flatters anyone πŸ˜‰ I bet you do look totally sweet in your own bed, and regardless, Tony loves it. (I mean, even with the car picture, he’d probably still be all, “Woohoo! Boobs!”)

  10. Suzie

    That was one of the funniest posts ever! The timing was perfect-clicking to the next page to see the photo was spot on. You nailed it completely. You can tell a good story-and a way to make lemonade out of lemons. If only we could do this with all aspects of our lives…at least it would be entertaining then!
    Thank you for the great laugh!

  11. Leigh

    I love this story, but what I love most about it is that your husband really *does* think you look like a Sleeping Angel Baby! You are so, so lucky and blessed (and he is, too) to have such a loving and long-lasting marriage. Even if it sometimes involves drool. πŸ™‚

  12. Roxanna

    This is EXACTLY why I love your blog and think that I’d love ya in real life too. That was the best story EVER.
    You, are a rock star!

  13. Nancy P

    Oh thank you thank you for posting this! I am kind of weepy today and this made me laugh so hard!
    oh well I see it is from Monday but I just now saw it!)

  14. Rebecca Grace

    I love this! Maybe you look more like a sleeping baby angel when you are lying down in a bed. Even cute little toddlers look a little goofy when they fall asleep in their car seats with their mouth hanging open. Also, sleeping baby angels are in the eye of the beholder. πŸ™‚

  15. stef

    i have been reading your blog for years and have yet to comment..but this? haaa!
    you are effing awesome.

  16. Steph

    I have to say I kind of had the same experiance one summer, We were at the river, my grandfather had a big straw hat I wore it all weekend on the boat thinking I just looked so cute. Nobody said a word. I got my pictures back and OMG I was speechless why did nobody tell me I looked like an idiot. Not cute at all. LOL. So I feel your pain.

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