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My daughter asked me why do we have to make the bed. What would your answer be?


Asked by Moms_Angels1960 at 8:24 AM on Aug. 13, 2010 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • This is what I tell my children and I would call this a fact. Your entire room can be clean and neatly organized, if your bed isn't made, your entire room is a mess. The bed MUST be made!!

    Answer by momentofpeace at 8:28 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • nothing we dont make our beds and i see no point in it!

    Answer by 06-07mom at 8:36 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • To make her room look nice and clean. Or because you told her to!

    Answer by SabrenaLeigh at 8:26 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • Because you like the house, including her room to look nice and tidy.

    Answer by older at 8:27 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • or you could use a scare tactic...."so no bugs get in them"..haha
    ~~LOVE IT!!! LOL I will have to try that....
    I usually tell them b/c it looks better that way....

    Answer by SWEETPEAS3MOM at 8:28 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • Don't get me wrong, I like a neat clean house...I make our kids clean up and pick up thier things--I am a neat freak and hate germs, but an allergist once said at a conference I attended that dust mites thrive in a moist environment and the best thing that we can do for our dust allergies is to leave the bed unmade and open to dry out all day long. We really have bad allergies, so I don't know if it helps us or not, but I don't make the kids make their beds up unless we have company coming over. Are we healthier? Don't know about that!

    Answer by mjjn at 8:54 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • so the covers are nice and fresh win you get underneath tonight.

    or you could use a scare tactic...."so no bugs get in them"..haha

    Answer by shay1130 at 8:26 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • I often wonder that, too. I make my bed because it is one of my kids' chores to do their own. I tell them that it is a part of keeping their room clean!

    Answer by Courtney610 at 8:27 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • Because it makes our house look neat and well-kept, and because it will be comforting to get into a nice tidy bed when we get ready to go to sleep tonight.

    Answer by NannyB. at 8:28 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

  • I have to agree with the poster above, I would just tell her no matter how clean your room is, it still looks messy if the bed is not made up. So, we make it up, and then even if there are a few other things that are messy they aren't as noticeable!

    Answer by mommy11260 at 8:32 AM on Aug. 13, 2010

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