Monday, May 3, 2010

Pulling back the Covers

I've decided it's time I act like a grown-up and start making my bed every morning.  I didn't say this housekeeping challenge was rocket science, people. This is a habit many people pick up when they are just wee ones. I was not one of those kids. I've never been a morning bed maker.  My excuse used to be that I often left for the day before my husband was out of bed.  When I started working from home, I decided that the dogs would just mess it up anyway, so what's the point? (That is, indeed, my dog in the photo, demonstrating my argument rather nicely.) And now with a toddler, I could use the same excuse.  But now that the dogs aren't nearly as playful as they once were and my little girl usually just slips under the covers for a mellow game of pretend sleep, I'm running out of excuses. I honestly think it just doesn't occur to me to make the bed in the morning.  Seriously, I'm lucky just to get myself dressed for the day. 

You may have noticed I said I'm not a "morning bed maker."  What other kind of bed making is there?  I make my bed at night, right before I get under the covers.  I like it to be nice and neat and put together properly.  I guess I will just move that step up about 17 hours, and I'll be golden.  So, from this day forward, I will make a conscious effort to make my bed every morning and keep my countertops clean.


  1. I was never a big maker when I lived at home with my parents. I generally only made my bed if we were having company. I got a little better in college, but really got into the habit when I was living on my own. Even if my bedroom wasn't that clean it made it look better if my bed was at least made. Now I'm a little fanatical about it. I hate walking into the bedroom and seeing it not made.

  2. It's an easy thing for me if Stephen hasn't slept in the bed. He is a couch sleeper for the most part (not because I make him, just because he likes it). I am a very neat sleeper so it is virtually made when I get up anyway. It works!