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Do you make your beds everyday? (small edit added)

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So do you make your bed daily?  What about your kids, do you require theirs are made (whether they do it or you/someone else)?  By 'making the bed', I mean fully arranging all bedding including a spread or comforter or whatever you have.  I'm not referring to changing/washing the bedding on a regular basis.  

The reason I ask is I commented elsewhere on the subject...I metioned I very rarely make my bed and I don't require the kids to do so either.  You'd have thought from the comments back that I had confessed to cannibalism or something equally horrifying.

Personally, I think it's one of the silliest, most time-wasting tasks to do. We are just going to get back in it that night.  No one is going to see them. I pick up the pillows DH throws on the floor during the night and toss them back on the bed (he is a crazy sleeper).   But otherwise...I don't think it's necessary.  I just don't see the point.   So if you do make the bed-why?  Do you really care about it or is it just a habit?

(And yes, I change the sheets on a regular basis, and I'm not lazy or a slob or dirty-the house/possessions are taken care of, clean, picked up, fairly organized, etc. )

Edit-When i say we don't make the bed, I don't mean that the sheets and blankets are laying in a big wad and/or hanging over the edge. My side stays pretty neat all night; DH's looks like whirlwind hit it, but we both pull them straight as we get out of bed.  So we aren't getting into a giant mess at night, I can't do that either.  They aren't perfect but are essentially straight, are tucked in properly, and are not lumpy/wadded/twisted up or anything.  Well except for DS, as he literally forms a burrow of his bedding, I have all but welded the bedding in at night and he still manages to make his little nest in his sleep, so we just straighten but not re-tuck everything and I don't force the issue.

by on Nov. 20, 2013 at 10:15 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 8 on Nov. 20, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Yes, every morning.  I don't do it for other people I do it for me.  It makes the rooms look and feel cleaner.

mommylissa0710
by on Nov. 20, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Fuck no. It is the most time consuming thing, what do I make them for? So she can fuck here up right away? And then I hate when people make them right at night before hey go to sleep. It's like why? You're gonna mess it up. Although sometimes I like getting into a fresh feeling bed so I'll make it or if I clean my room, I'll make it. But that's about it. Every day and night is crazy

Raeann11
by Ruby Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 10:46 AM

Nope and I don't require the kids to either. I don't think my hubby would like it if I tired to make it with him trying to sleep. He works the night shift and sleeps 6am till noon or 1pm.

Boo.
by Silver Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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Yes. I love crawling into a nicely made bed at the end of a long day!
momtolittleg
by Platinum Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 10:48 AM
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Excellent response to that highly judgemental post. Nicely done!


Quoting cindilou13:


I don't think it's immature, I think it's a personal preference, and it's not the same as the other examples you mentioned.  We wash our bodies as part of personal hygiene, which is good for our health.  We wash our cars as part of good maintenance, for example removing dirt/residues that would have a negative afffect on the paint/structure of the car.  We mow our lawns so that they are safe to walk in and play in.   Yes, all those things also result in a good appearance, but that's not the only reason we do them.  But with an unmade bed, isn't the only reason to do it simply appearance?  Which would be a personal preference.  if I was showing my house, or expected guests to see them for some reason, I would make them.  But on a daily basis, no one is going to see them, not even us for more than a few minutes, so I just don't see the point.     


Quoting chalisa0:

Yes, I do.  I make the beds-even my kids' beds.  Saying it is a waste of time and will just go back the same way is very immature.  So do many things-like washing our bodies or our cars.  We'll just get dirty again, so why should we bathe?  Our lawn will just grow again, so why mow?  Nicely made beds are just part of a well-kept home.  Unmade beds are sloppy and messy.





Mom-does-hair
by Gold Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 10:48 AM
Sometimes. Not lately. No time. And why? I 'm just getting back into it. Sheets are changed once a week. I do make the kids when I change their sheets when they are at their dad's. Then they come home to a nice near room. I also will if people are coming over and might go down the hall. I don 't want them to see a mess of a bed.
mom2the.rescue
by Platinum Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 10:49 AM

I usually make mine.  It makes me feel better, makes the room look better, and feels better when I go to bed.  I don't make the kids' or make them make them-unless company's coming over or we're changing the sheets.  But, hopefully, when they're adults they will have learned by me and will make them.

myshoes
by Gold Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 10:49 AM

We do make our beds EVERYDAY. I feel WE are WORTH it.  Why make the beds for others to see? But I also babysit in my home and my babysitting kids sleep on top of the comforter  (head at the foot of the bed with their own pillow and blanket that is part of my kid's "decor").  I feel the same about "cleaning up for company" or "getting a house ready to sell"....why do stuff for other's to enjoy?  I try to teach my kids that they, too, are WORTH it.  But I have a question:  do you fold your undewear? or just throw it in a drawer? Or just get it from the basket of clean laundry? 

 

T-Rentsmommy06
by Gold Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 10:49 AM

 I am with you on that one. I on occassion will throw my sheets up to the pillows and it looks nicer than the just slept in look but mostly it is just slept in. I do not hang out in our rooms, friends/family do not see our rooms (except for the kids playing with the kids in their room but do kids care?! The ones I know do not). Unless I know for a fact someone will be walking through our bedrooms (showing the house to someone for the first time) I do not make-make the beds.

Jessy76
by Gold Member on Nov. 20, 2013 at 10:49 AM

I do but it's pretty simple just straighten the blankets and put the pillows on same with my DD I can do both in about 2 minutes. I don't make my DD do it on weekdays because she is usually still sleeping when we take her to my moms so I do it for her but on weekend she does it herself. I like walking into my room at night and having the bed look all pretty and inviting.

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