|Nothing works up a sweat quite like changing the sheets.|
I feel like no matter what stage of life my kids are in, I am always struggling with making their beds. When they were just infants, I would change the tiny sheets of the bassinet next to my bed, but the microscopic fitted sheet always gathered in the wrong spots or didn't stretch properly to avoid suffocation of the baby. Throw sleep deprivation and Post Partum depression into the mix and you can bank on a few episodes of crying over fitted bassinet sheets.
When they moved on to a crib, it became even harder. I would literally be drenched in sweat and out of breath from wrestling with the crib mattress' fitted sheet. They made them fit so snug that you had to be nothing less than a bodybuilder and contortionist to get it on right. Throw the annoying bumper pads into this scenario and you can guarantee you'll rip at least one of those ridiculous little ties that barely connect the bumper to the crib. I used to lay another blanket down over the sheet so I wouldn't have to change them as often.
|Does this woman have a tool belt on to change the crib sheet? Why yes, yes she does. Point illustrated.|
|Snoozing after a good sheet-changing workout is a must.|
|Brilliant invention - total pain in the ass though.|
Hubs and I have a king size bed that I swear weighs 200 pounds. I like to dust behind the bed so he and I aren't breathing in dust all night but it's almost impossible to get behind the mattress when it weighs that much. If you saw me using the hose extender behind the bed with one leg over the headboard and one leg stabilizing me on the bed, you'd wonder how I haven't hung myself on the vacuum hose.
|Death by Vacuum Cord Strangulation|
In our sunroom, we have an old couch of mine that I got one of those SureFit covers for. I thought this was a brilliant idea to give my couch that still had plenty of good years left the facelift it needed to freshen up the room. The website makes them look so easy and simple. Well guess what, I get several good cardio workouts and exclamations of colorful curse words everytime I have to wash that damn thing and put it back on. Who in the HELL thought this thing up? A man. For sure. It is the most ridiculous, non-user friendly pain in the ass couch cover I've ever known. By the time I'm done, I have to resist the temptation to punch the couch pillows as hard as I can. Forget kickboxing workouts, I'm going to work out my aggressions on the loveseat.
|More tools needed? To put on a slipcover? Are you kidding me? Oh, and there's an instructional video available too.|
When I eventually get back into the workforce, I'm wondering if these skills and struggles will be valuable to a prospective employer. I highly doubt it. Whatever battles you are currently experiencing with your mattress of choice, or furniture or other household items, know that you are not alone in your struggles.