I love Ammon very much but he is really scary to sleep next to sometimes. He has VERY vivid dreams and in the majority of them he is either fighting someone, trying to kill someone, attacking an intruder, saving the world with his bare hands, etc. He has been known to fall asleep on an airplane and wake up hitting the seat in front of him (it's true- I was there!). Last night, about 2 in the morning, I was dead asleep and all of the sudden, Ammon shot up in bed and sprang at me. He pinned me wrist down with his hand and was breathing really hard and looking deranged. I yelled, "Ammon, it's me! Stop Ammon! Ammon!!!". None of these things help much when Ammon is dreaming someone is posing as me and trying to kill him. He looked at me and yelled "NO!" I pleaded for my life again and before he punched me or strangled me I was able to convince him it really was me. He rolled back over and went right back to sleep. However, for me it wasn't quite that easy. My heart was going about 900 and I was scared he was going to wake up again and this time really hurt me. SO, I decided it was in my best interest to camp out on the couch for the rest of the night. I made sure to make no sudden movements or draw any attention to myself as I slowly and quietly slid off the bed and left the room. I seriously worry that one night he will actually hurt me (unintentionally, of course!). Maybe I should start wearing a face guard to sleep. I'm not sure the ER would buy my husband acidentally beat me up!
Ammon is going to kill me for posting this pic but I wanted to make sure you understand how painful a punch would be. He's arms are huge! See how scary.