I used to think that only women like my grandma, a tidy Clevelander from a certain generation, made their beds every morning. But now, I find myself drawn to making my bed every morning. I’m not sure if this is a mark of my quickly approaching 40’s or just something new that I quite like, but it is a process, people.
This is no “throw the comforter over the top of messy sheets and make it look like it’s made” kinda bed-making, but an actual deconstruction and rebuilding exercise. I find it satisfying to both my sense of design and tendencies towards organization. I used to think it was a waste of time, as I was just going to mess it up every night, but I find that I like getting into a truly made bed. I am getting old, aren’t I?
That is such an odd yet very identifiable topic. I am not much of a bed maker but there is certainly something about getting into a freshly made bed and having to force yourself between those tightly tucked sheets. Maybe this is just me but I don’t feel right about getting into a freshly made bed unless I have just had a shower or bath. It’s like I’m filling up on a big mac before going out for sushi, it degrades the experience.
Funny the things we identify with.
You’re not getting old. I love turning back the covers on a made bed.
If I arrange the sheets on the bed (note there is no claim to ‘making’ the bed) it’s usually several hours (or minutes, more likely) of getting back under them. I push the comfortor back every morning -airing it out, as my great aunt would’ve said. But unlike she was, I am not home a few hours later to pull it back up.
So, instead I do it before bed. I like the sheets/comfortor to have a somewhat even distribution on the bed, but I hate tucked sheets. The sheets should be tucked under my feet, not the mattress.
Dude- is that your room in that picture? if so, it is very lovely!
i haven’t reached the point in life were i need to make my bed everyday, but i sure do appreciate a nice sheets, and a compfy mattress.
um, that was supposed to be comfy…when are they going to add spell check to these things!?!
Danna (mom) says
Dipper, I am now letting the cat out of the bag (or bed). The way your covers end up after you pull them from all their tucked glory, you need to rearrange just to be able to be covered again. A nicely made bed gives you the opportunity to find the best comfy space all over again.Enjoy the experience -Always-Mom
Mag Leahy says
Just turned 30 a month ago and am having a similar change in my perspective. I love nesting and life with Mike and Lassie (a rascal of a dog who I know you will approve of) is truly wonderful.