Thursday, October 9, 2008

Bunk Bed 1 Grandma 0

It has been a lot of years since I changed the sheets on a bunk bed and Cameron you better be taking a bath every night before bed because it will be a looooog time before Grandma changes the sheets on a bunk bed again. Let's put it this way...do you like camping? You do! Well, sleeping in a sleeping bag in your own bed is just like camping...I PROMISE, really it is, honest. After breakfast I decided it couldn't be put off any longer and I faced the dragon...CHANGING THE BUNK BED SHEETS. Taking the sheets off wasn't too bad except for the two times I managed to smack my head on the top bunk. Yes, TWO times. Apparently I am a slow learner and if I wasn't before than I definitely am now after my head injury. So about an hour later I march back up the stairs with the clean sheets and discover why only very young people should have children. Not only am I winded from my upteenth trip up the stairs but my tail is now 6 ft off the floor while I try to get that darn fitted sheet on the top bed. Tug Swear Pull Swear Pant Swear Yes! Sheet is on. All is good, right? Well, first I have to get down from the top bunk without smacking into the ceiling or getting my foot caught in the light fixture. Ladder...don't fail me now. Finally, feet are back on the floor and light fixture is intact. Bottom bunk is a piece of cake, right? WRONG! The bottom bunk is a double size bed so I slither like a lizard up under the top bunk and pop the fitted sheet on the corners and the sheet seems a little wide but oh well and combat crawl back to the end of the bed but not before I smack my forehead on the side rail. OK, tug on the sheet and DANG it's on sideways soooo I belly crawl back up to the top of the bed to correct my mistake and manage to pinch my finger between the bed frame and the mattress but at least the sheet fits this time. I crawl back out, wipe the sweat off my face and finish putting on the fitted sheet. Whew, worst part is over. Now the flat sheet, comforter, pillow shams...hey, looks good. Just as I walk out of the room I notice that I have gotten the dust ruffle tucked halfway up under the mattress and decide dust ruffles are for sissies and it deserves to stay tucked. Cameron, I'm tellin' ya sleeping bags are the bomb.

6 comments:

ga.farmwoman said...

Lol...I know what you mean about bunk beds. My boys had bunks when they were small and I was young. It was something to change the sheets way back then.
I am surprised Cameron didn't want Grandma to sleep in the top bunk.
Good description.
Have a good day.
Pam

Susie said...

ahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!

Tipper said...

I sooo know how you feel. The girls have bunk beds-and I hate changing the sheets-and I've hit my head to many times to count. It always hurts and makes me furious for not watching out for the side of the bed!

Caution Flag said...

It was a very happy day for me when we sold our bunk. Really now. Sniff those sheets. They probably have another good week or two left in them before a wash.

The Tile Lady said...

This was so funny! My grandson has one of those bunkbeds, too! I know your pain! :-)

almostgotit said...

very funny, the more so because I know exactly what you mean!!

My son's got a VERY high bunk in his Freshman college dorm. Took us about half an hour to make it back in August... and I strongly suspect he hasn't changed it since. And (eww) probably won't...

Dirt helps build healthy immune systems, Grandma. Perhaps you can make that your mantra!