Monday, November 29, 2010

Top Five Reasons Not to Make My Beds

We are generally a neat and tidy family. Wait. No, that's me. The other two humans living here aren't uber neat and tidy, but they are in training. One has been in training for YEARS. The two felines in our house are relatively neat and tidy unless Madam Mischief is stalking socks and dropping them in the hallway, stairwell or in front of Darling Husband's office door. Dowager Feline Clancy is infinitely neat and tidy being that she is a Duchess of Extraordinary Good Sense.

Yes, I am that person who gets up, makes the bed, unloads the dishwasher and reloads it, wipes the counters, sweeps the floors and straightens up clutter. I am notorious for straightening up other people's clutter which they think is perfectly fine right where it is till I "lose" it for them. Ha.

But there are days that even I don't want to make the bed.

Top 5 Reasons I Don't Make the Bed

#5 Another human is sleeping in it and in my way.
#4 Darling Daughter interrupts my routine with a carpool request.
#3 It's Sunday and that's a day of rest.
#2 Sheer rebellion which forces other human to make it for me.

And the #1 Reason?

Cats Curled Up in the Coverlet Nest!

Madam Mischief guards Dowager Feline Clancy.

DFC is an equal opportunity nester in my Darling Teen's bed.

Could you disturb her? Not me!


Anne Gallagher said...

This was funny. I haven't made a bed in over 40 years. Do I feel guilty? No. My mother is like you, up at the crack of dawn, doing chores. I'm up at the crack of dawn too but making the bed isn't a priority. Why make it when you'll only get back in in a little while. (And some days I do, *shhhhh* don't tell Monster Baby. She thinks I'm 'working'.)

Christine said...

My darling teen says the same thing about bed making. I just can't stand to see it unmade unless DFC is in it. Then I leave it be--tho' I do confess that I occasionally make the bed around her curled up body if she is near the pillows.


Myra Johnson said...

LOL, Christine, I've never seen much point in making the bed. I mean, we're just going to un-make it in 12 hours or so anyway! It's much, much easier to simply shut the bedroom door!

BTW, thanks for being a Seekerville follower!

Christine said...

Hi Myra: Thanks for stopping by the Veranda. I confess that today is a no making beds kind of day. DFC is sleeping in the covers--she must know I don't feel like doing it at all.

I love Seekerville!! You have wonderful, informative and inspirational posts :-)

Gwen Hernandez said...

The cat pics are adorable. I usually make my bed (but not the kids). Mainly because if it's messy, it stresses me out to see it. Also, to keep me from going back into it before bed time. ;-)

I'm neat, but I've been pretty lazy lately when it comes to the rest of the house, especially with NaNo and GH. Almost done...

Christine said...

Gwen: I don't clean darling teen's room or make her bed. I make her shovel it out once a week to her standards (which is hard but compared to others, she is pretty tidy).

Glad you are almost done NaNo and the GH!! Way to go!!

Melissa said...

Too Cute! Love cats and the way they seem to just make themselves comfortable anywhere. LOL I try to be tidy around here, but it's a lost cause most of the time. I feel like one of those hamsters on its wheel running ninety to nothing and getting nowhere! :) Two teen girls here! Ack!

Christine said...

Yes, teen girls are a bit messy. I have one as well. How do they sleep in their nests? Cats are great. I love how they find the sun and curl up or stretch in the rays.


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