Last night at about 2am I was startled awake by what sounded like someone strangling our cat. It was a half cry, half screech. It was particularly concerning as we do not in fact have a cat. Neither do any of our neighbours.
Just as my heart-rate settled, I heard the sound again. This time I sat bolt upright.
As I sat up, Marko sat up too and said "What's wrong?"
"I think I hear one of the children crying" I replied
We both sat there listening..
"It's probably something outside" he said, "go back to sleep".
I was still under the influence of my sleeping pill so the mind was a big foggy, but I knew I heard something. I played it back in my mind. Suddenly it seemed familiar, I had heard similar sounds before.
"Maybe it is coming from your nose" I said helpfully. (Marko's snoring has been particularly, um, LOUD recently.)
"Maybe it is coming from your butt" he replied, most unhelpfully as he turned on his side and went back to sleep.
The noise was not coming from a cat nor was it coming from my butt. Thankfully, neither was it any of the children crying. It WAS actually coming from his nose/throat/snoring organ. Next time I am going to stay awake and record it so that I can use it as my ring tone for my cellphone.
Men! Can't live with them; can't sleep next to them either.