Thursday, December 3, 2009

Things Girls Do: Pillow Talk

Girls like pillows. And lots of 'em. I'm no exception. I love a bed full of plush pillows. I'll stack those suckers half-way down the length of the bed. Why? HELLO! They look pretty. Even though I only get to enjoy their beauty for the 5-10 minutes I spend standing in my room while I change clothes before bed, that's reason enough. And, the few times I have the luxury of extra time to read for pleasure (GASP!), or on the rare occasion when Tanner refuses to forfeit the living room TV (cuz they only play Waterworld every 5 hours), those pillows are the perfect cushion and back-prop while reading or vegging-- how I love cuddling in a cocoon of pillows.

I finally got the European-sized pillows to go inside the remaining shams, fulfilling our darling decorative pillow family that came with our comforter set.The morning after Pillowpalooza 2009, something shocking happened. I discovered it when I came home from work. Tanner, who gets up after I've already left the house, had made the bed, excessive pillows and all. He didn't even make a comment about the new additions to the family. And then......

it never happened again.

Those pillows, as light and fluffy as they are, quickly broke his will to bed-make. I'm obsessive about a made bed -- if makes me feel at peace and complete. I don't like getting into an unmade bed. So, I politely informed Tanner, "It would mean a lot to me if you would make the bed before you left. I'll start feeding the horses in the morning (a chore he doesn't like) if it would help." [Tanner:] "Ummm, how about I just get up and out of bed before you leave so you can make the bed. I'll keep feeding the horses." [Me:] "But you'd have to get up, like, a hour earlier than you do now!" [Tanner:] "Yeahhh, that's fine."

Pillows? Yea, well, now Tanner thinks they're kinda dumb, "We just take them off every night." Sigh.


  1. Amen! I LOVE tons of pillow and 2.5 years into it, we still argue about their 'functionality'. Ugh.

    Keep up the good fight!

  2. I was laughing out loud that he prefers to get up an hour early rather than make the bed! That is too funny. I have to say I fall into the 'let it go' category. Our bed is rarely made and I keep the pillows to a minimum because they just end up on the floor full time!

  3. Dad is the same way as Tanner. He sighs about the pillows at the river house and when he makes the bed (which he does most week mornings) he gets the pillows on there but in random order and positioning. But at least they're not on the floor. It's a guy thing, the abhorence of pillows.




© 2010. All Rights Reserved. | Custom Blog Design By Penny Lane Designs