Monday, September 27, 2010

I Haven't Made My Bed In Three Days...

Guess what it's a good idea that you take a day off, two, three, or even more of making your bed too.  There are actual health benefits of NOT making your bed.  So after you get out of bed in the morning & then make it right away you are providing the perfect atmosphere for dust mites to thrive.  They love the warm environment.  However not making your bed & letting in lots of natural light will drastically reduce dust mites in your bed.   Give your bed & sheets a chance to breathe.  Let some air circulate not only will the sheets feel fresher almost as fresh as when you put on clean sheets, but you will also sleep better.  Not making the bed also helps those that suffer with allergies & asthma.  Both allergies & asthma are things that are close to me as both Chris, as well as my best friend Lisa suffer from both allergies & asthma.  Even though like me you were probably taught to make your bed, don't let the guilt get to you, you will actually be improving your health & your sleep at the same time.  Now don't get me wrong my bed is still neat.  What I've been doing is first pulling up the sheet & blanket then folding that back neatly to the very foot of the bed.  Jeremy will love this lol.  I'll just have him the do the same thing, neatly fold it back.

Well a small miracle happened yesterday.  Jeremy's Dad actually called to see him.  Jeremy was so excited.  I packed him up took him over to his Dad's.  I even checked with Mr. Special if he was going to have him a few nights.  He said it looked that way.  Okay so we talked about school, what jeremy should be doing for homework etc.  I then got a call a few mins ago that Mr. Special has to go up North for 'work.'  It breaks my heart.  Jeremy just wants to see his Dad more than once a month.  Mr. Special sees Jeremy like once a month at the most.  Then instead of phoning to talk to Jeremy he phones me & has me tell him.    I'm always the heavy.  I'm mad at Mr. Special & sad for Jeremy.  Well Mr. Special will have to deal with it himself this time.  I'm going to have Jeremy phone him so that he can tell Jeremy himself.  It's not fair to put everything on me.  Okay vent over....lol

6 comments:

Victoria said...

It's funny you posted this, I JUST got into the habit of making the bed every morning! It just makes me feel happier when I come home to it in the afternoon - although, my mom has been saying what you were about dust mites for years.

I'm sorry to hear about Jeremy and his father. :( My father was frequently away on business when I was a child so I never developed a close relationship with him, although he is very important to me. I wish I had something more helpful to say, except that I hope things improve soon.

April said...

A made bed is also a perfect environment for bed bugs... which I hear have been making a comeback lately.

I've never been a bed maker, and proud of it ♥

Sarah said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm enjoying looking around your blog. Thanks for posting this! I only make my bed about one day out of three, and now I don't have to feel guilty about it any more. Who knew??

I can relate to the trouble with your son's father. It's so hard for me when my son's father disappoints him and then I have to try to make it better. My son is 13 now, and it hasn't really gotten any easier even after 10 years.

Crunchy Diva said...

@ April ~ yes I've heard the same thing as well. who knew that bed bugs would make a come back. one thing i have found is that not making my bed the sheets do feel very fresh.

@ Sarah ~ thanks for the kind words about my blog. this is a new baby for me...lol. i'm finding it interesting as to what people reply to & what they don't...lol. it's hard when the parent disappoints the kids. it breaks my heart. what i find it hard not to do is over compensate for that. i mean i'm there with love & to listen to jeremy of course. seeing as jeremy is an only child it's easy to say well let's go to a movie or something to make it up to him. that's not what's really important. instead on weekends i always try to have fun & interesting stuff planned that jeremy knows about & jeremy actually helps plan & we just continue on with our plans. if his dad calls & sees him then he calls, but we plan our fun stuff or at least try to so that we are not having to react to jeremy's dad not calling, because we already have a course of action. chris is by far a better planner than i am...lol.

"Tude"day said...

I am vindicated !!!!!!
Thanks for the post.
Namaste

Crunchy Diva said...

@ tude ~ yes you are vindicated...lol