February 28 14

I recently started making my bed every day.

I don’t know why I never did this before. I can’t really even quantify to you how much satisfaction this 5-7-minute activity leaves me with. Also, it makes me feel like an adult, in the same way consistent flossing does. Like, it makes me want to call my mom and tell her not to remind me to take an umbrella when rain is forecasting. “I can handle the weather, Mom. Did you hear? I’m an adult now!”

(We won’t discuss how raising three humans and home ownership are probably kind of, sort of adult-like endeavors…)

Grown-ups make their beds! Without having to be asked! It feels like the makings of a Robert Munsch book.


I guess it sort of makes up for my frat-boy like habits, like, say, eating three slices of cold pizza at 10am.

And falling asleep — and walking out at intermission — during a theater performance. To be fair to me, it was slightly repetitive and weird, and when they brought out the CGI CHOIR I just couldn’t really take it anymore. Also, I had made the mistake of over-caffeinating the night before and was up until 4am watching old episodes of Friends and the first half of Nebraska. I had a good snooze and then left, as the rest of the people who were enjoying the show didn’t need to see my drool and/or hear my snoring.

And I did stay within the Irish theme and went next door and ordered a giant Irish Coffee, so I was able to keep it cultural.

But now I make my bed, so.

Pretty soon I’ll start consistently wearing my nightguard and then WATCH OUT.


  1. I think if I made my bed and tidied up my closet my husband would think his wife had been replaced.


    ali replied on

    I’m certain my husband is suspicious.


    Comment by mara on February 28, 2014
  2. Oh my goodness! The JOY! I know! Such a simple act. Who knew?

    I say, you are well on your way to unstoppable!

    You GO, girl! (Monica Geller implied)


    Comment by SL on February 28, 2014
  3. So back like maybe 7 years ago, I read that it takes 21 days to make a habit. I, of course, thought this was bullshit. So to test it, I made my bed every day for 21 days.

    I still make my bed every day. It drives me CRAZY when I don’t make it. Mostly because then the cats rub their fur everywhere on all the sheets, but also because of the way it looks!

    That was a really long comment.


    ali replied on

    I have done it only a few times, but it makes my day so much better. Seriously. It’s crazy.


    Comment by Kristabella on February 28, 2014
  4. YAY! I’m a big fan of making beds. :)


    Comment by Sandy on February 28, 2014
  5. My father-in-law said the 2nd half of the show was better but I challenge him to describe how that could possibly be true.


    ali replied on

    I do not believe it.


    Comment by Mikey O on February 28, 2014
  6. It’s weird but the two things that made me feel most like an adult was, realizing I’d now made my bed every day for two years straight and calling and scheduling a physical and annual WITHOUT HAVING TO BE REMINDED.

    I mean really. Three kids, multiple homes and cars over the years, a 401K and all the things that comes with all of that and yet…bed making makes me feel like an adult.


    Comment by Issa on March 3, 2014

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