July 23, 2010

Changing sheets on bunk beds should be a sport because it's one I'd actually be good at.

kissy

just a picture, that I love.



[Scene] We've been doing big time cleaning today and the boys are helping put clean sheets and pillowcases on their beds.



Noah:
Mmmmm. Smells so good.

The fresh sheets? (Said with satisfied grin in my voice.)

No, this grape chapstick I found under my mattress.


Carter:
Are we moving?

No.

Is someone coming over, then?

No.

Why are we cleaning?

: /

[end scene.]

36 comments:

  1. We JUST set the bunk beds up in the girls room and Drew has asked me several times now how come he doesn't get bunk beds too.

    And yes, sheet changing - ha!

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  2. I, too, have impressive bunk-bed-sheet-changing skills after all these years, and all these boys. But it would depend--would they be giving points for speed, or accuracy? Because while I can do it fast I tend to be pretty sloppy with that top sheet and I NEVER tuck in the blanket :)

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  3. I can sadly relate to every single statement (including the title) in this post...

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  4. Wow, what an amazing picture! Gives me the warm and fuzzies :)

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  5. please release a tutorial on youtube... i am awful at this...my husband says I look like a ninja.

    great post title, btw!

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  6. oh dear! it is cute but so funny :-)

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  7. Oh. my. word. I could give you some stiff competition at that sport!

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  8. My family totally asks me 'who is coming over' whenever I clean. Love it :-)
    And I totally loved your 'it might be me' post
    wonderful <3

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  9. I get the "we have really cleaned enough, it looks pretty okay around here" Whenever we have our Saturday morning cleaning sessions that I make them help with.

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  10. Also, when they get older they can change the bunkbed sheets by themselves. The Chicken does it sometimes just because she can...that and I think she thinks I live to do laundry.

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  11. I love that your life is so....normal! I just love it!! Thank you for sharing what's really going on at probably 80% of the houses with small children. We were just talking about clean sheets yesterday with my parents. It's just not a priority. It is nice to have them, but sometimes it's hard to even clean up after the messes that are made TODAY. If I'm able to get to extra things that's a miracle! On that note...today I have done the dishes and all the laundry and a little scrapbooking all while still playing with my kids and nursing a 5 month old and making lunch. Not that I'm tooting my own horn it just feels nice to remember that there are days like today where things get accomplished! :) :) :)

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  12. that is funny! I so DISLIKE changing the bunk bed sheets. We have TWO sets of bunk beds...oy!

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  13. haha! They ask me if we're having company every single time we do a big cleaning day. And about 5:00 when I say, "OK, time to pick up toys" they ask if Dad will be home soon. : )

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  14. oh changing bunk bed sheets is so an olympic event. we have two sets at our house and though i'm not sure i'd say i'm good at it, i will say it's easier now that baby #4 is here and i'm not trying to do it hugely pregnant. that was fun...and rather hilarious, especially during those oopsies in the middle of the night! =)

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  15. I am so bad at changing bunk sheets. I suck it up and put 3 fitted ones on so for a few times I just have to take one off. then repeat...

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  16. "is someone coming over?" ...classic.

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  17. You're a rock star.

    I used the change the kids' sheets every week.

    Since we got the bunk beds? Yeah. I feel virtuous if I do it once a month.

    (The last time I changed them, Teyla had an accident on hers the VERY NEXT DAY. I seriously debated whether we would smell the pee if I just left it for a while.)

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  18. I really needed this laugh about now...Love the picture.

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  19. Sounds very similar to a scene in my house the other day.
    Seth: Mom, I think we should have a great big cleaning day where we clean the whole house because it is SO messy.

    Yeah, me too.

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  20. I leave here smiling every.single.time.

    thanks steph, i needed that little burst of cute.

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  21. Haha. I am impressed you were able to get them to clean period. If I even suggested that my boys needed to help me make beds and clean they would probably fall over into fits.
    And bunk bed making sucks.

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  22. LOL! :)

    I imagine changing bunk bed sheets is similar to changing crib sheets...but I'm not good at it!

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  23. I cannot even count the number of times I've broken a nail whilst changing sheets on the bunk bed. Worse than cleaning toilets, if you ask me...

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  24. What a magical picture, they look like they're sharing a secret.

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  25. Haha, "why are we cleaning?" so cute!

    (And that photo is super swoonworthy!)

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  26. Aaah, life on the mothering edge!!!

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  27. UGH. Bunkbeds. I despise them. I should employ you to come change ours. Wait. We took ours down. LOL. As I said, I despise them. :-)

    Cute scene too. :-)

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  28. Ha ha! My kids say the same thing when we clean the house---Who's coming?!

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  29. Your post totally reminds me that I should probably wash our sheets LOL

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  30. Oh, Steph, I can SO relate. The other day I told Lily we had to clean and she asked, rather excitedly, "You mean company's coming?!?" :sigh:

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  31. Carter comes up with the most interesting comments like "Are we moving." He's lived in the same house all his life - where does it get the idea you all may be moving. His imagination seems to be a lot like his Grampa's. I remember his Grampa thinking a shower was an imaginary bath.

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  32. This post was just too much goodness all wrapped into one for me, Stephanie. Thank you for sharing your real life moments and allowing me to find comfort in them as they can come so close to my own at times ;) You had me at the title, by the way, and then it just kept getting better and better.

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  33. P.S. We just moved into a new house that weirdly (but wonderfully) has TWO master bedrooms. My first furniture placement decision was absolutely positively NOT to assemble the bunk bed, but to leave the beds as their own separate entities. I cannot tell you how wonderful this has been for my pregnant body as far as sheet changing goes. AND, since we got our daughter a full sized bed for her first big girl bed (intentional choice to be sure), and a little sister is due this October, I don't foresee any bunk bed acrobatics in my future for some time. Yay!!!

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