I think at some point in the past, a few of us discussed the idea of using sleepy time suggestion to make somebody do something you want them to do.
I'm here to tell you that this shit works as I indirectly discovered this weekend.
Yesterday morning, I woke up before Katie and came downstairs to let her sleep in a bit. A little while later, she came down dressed in her A Little Geeky babydoll shirt and asked me, "did you watch Rocky IV last night or did I just dream it?" I just laughed.
Now the backstory...
The night before, Katie pretty much died up in bed but I wasn't quite ready to fall asleep. I flipped around through the channel guide and found Rocky IV. I know it's kinda cheesy, but I always loved the comparative training sequences between Rocky in Siberia and Drago in his heavily monitored gym setting. I thought, and still think, this sequence was well done (if only they would cut out the bit where Adrian arrives in Russia). However, I did not watch it right from the beginning. I dropped in about the point where Rocky is driving around Philly lamenting the death of Apollo and debating if he would actually go fight Drago. There is no dialogue in this sequence, just music. As soon as the music kicked in, Katie's head lifted off the pillow.
Katie: "Which Rocky are you watching?"
Katie: "Ohhh, good one."
Katie: "Is this the scene where Rocky is driving around and deciding to fight Drago and has to tell Adrian that he's leaving?"
Me: "Yep. You got that from the music? This is one of the more obscure songs on the soundtrack."
Katie: "Yep. I know this movie too well."
I feel I should clarify that Katie does not have her glasses on nor her contact lenses in. Without them, she's blinder than me.
Several minutes later, after she's put her head back down and presumably fallen back asleep, Rocky's plane touches down in Siberia to the tune of another song."
Katie: "He's landing in Russia now, isn't he?"
Me: "Jeez, you really are good."
Katie: "I told you."
And a little later still...
Katie: "Ah, he's training now. I love this part."
Me: "You're unbelievable."
Katie: "I'm your little geek, aren't I?"
Me: "Yes, you are."
Katie: "But you love me."
Me: "Always have and always will. You should wear your A Little Geeky shirt tomorrow just to let the world know."
Now I know Katie was tired, but the depth of our conversation and the fact there was no slurred speech led me to believe she was actually awake each time we spoke. To have her tell me the next day that she remembers absolutely nothing from our conversation nor me requesting that she wear the shirt that she now had on just blew my mind.
I may have to try this more often.