Why must we make our bed every day ?

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Why must we make our bed every day ?

Another person in our home (who's name i won't mention here for fear of.. ehem.. retribution) has our boy (in first grade) trained to dutifully make his bed every morning. The problem is that recently he has been pushing back and asking "why do I have to make my bed every day?".. Mommy's response is "so it can look nice!"... Then he comes to me and asks the same question, and my response is: "I dont know.. Nobody's coming over today and nobody is going to be in your room until tonight, when you mess the bed up again.." ... of course, this infuriates mommy.

So my question to you all is: Why DO we make our bed every day?
Assuming: nobody is coming over, nobody will see it, etc..

Why bother if we're just going to mess it up 10 hours later?

(if this question identifies me as a slob or some other negative name, feel free to point it out as long as you have the facts/reasons to back it up!)

...enlighten me..

   

   

CritterKeeper
Re: Why must we make our bed every day ?

I'm with you. I don't see the point, unless people are coming over and will be seeing your room. My mother gave up on me with that as a child because I had 14 million and 3 rebuttals to each of her reasons.

Be yourself...... Everyone else is taken!

PinkyV02
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The rule at my home is whoever gets out of bed last (the boyfriend or I) does the bed... Since I live with a neat freak (the boyfriend) our bed is always done (by him of course I'm the early bird) Any who I would say that the reason your son should do his bed every morning is to teach him about chores and responsibilities, in the long run he wont turn our being lazy like me =) [you gotta teach them young! ;) ] See with me, I NEVER had any chores at home EVERYTHING was taken care of for me from my bed to the laundry. So when I moved out on my own it was soo hard for me to get used to it (and still is) I guess if I would of had a little more responsibilities at home it probably would of been easier..  Also, theres always those unexpected guest that just pop out of nowhere!

 

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snazzy
Re: Why must we make our bed every day ?

PinkyV02 wrote:

The rule at my home is whoever gets out of bed last (the boyfriend or I) does the bed... Since I live with a neat freak (the boyfriend) our bed is always done (by him of course I'm the early bird) Any who I would say that the reason your son should do his bed every morning is to teach him about chores and responsibilities, in the long run he wont turn our being lazy like me =) [you gotta teach them young! ;) ] See with me, I NEVER had any chores at home EVERYTHING was taken care of for me from my bed to the laundry. So when I moved out on my own it was soo hard for me to get used to it (and still is) I guess if I would of had a little more responsibilities at home it probably would of been easier..  Also, theres always those unexpected guest that just pop out of nowhere!

 

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cant tell ya how many times i have had a neighbor come over and the first thing i do is scramble to get the bed made. (which istill cant figure out because its not like theyll be hanging in my bedroom.) its even worse though when there is clean unfolded laundry on it too.

MariaO
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For me - I think it starts the day off in a manner that sets the tone for getting things accomplished - if that makes sense. I also think that it may teach a child to be a little more responsible and make them feel like they play a role in keeping the house clean - just a thought. I always make my bed - but of course now that I'm facing back surgery that will change.

snazzy
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i dont see a point either. especially if the rest of the room is in order. there was a movie and i cant remember it off hand but the couple broke up and before that she had this obsession about being tidy. it included the four hundred pillows on the freshly made bed. well when they split he threw them all off and didnt put them on again. made me question the whole bed making process when i saw that. now i dont stress about it as much but it does make the bed look more inviting at the end of a rough day.

but i also remember learning that they used to make the beds...a long long time ago... medieval period ? to keep critters out and warmth in.

Almost Evil
Re: Why must we make our bed every day ?

 I have four hundred pillows on my bed. Im nutty like that. I also used to be a manager for a Home Department at a major retail store, so I have more bedding sets than any person could possibly need. More often than not, I don't make my bed unless Im having company over or something where someone other than myself might be seeing my bed. The way I have it set up (4 shades of purple, at the moment) it looks kind of cute all messed up anyways.

On a side note. my kitties think bed making time is dive-under-the-covers-and-mess-it-up time. So thats not particularly helpful.

And the movie is Along Came Polly. ;)

 

"Who is this irresistible creature who has an insatiable love for the dead? Living Dead Girl"

snazzy
Re: Why must we make our bed every day ?

Almost Evil wrote:

 I have four hundred pillows on my bed. Im nutty like that. I also used to be a manager for a Home Department at a major retail store, so I have more bedding sets than any person could possibly need. More often than not, I don't make my bed unless Im having company over or something where someone other than myself might be seeing my bed. The way I have it set up (4 shades of purple, at the moment) it looks kind of cute all messed up anyways.

On a side note. my kitties think bed making time is dive-under-the-covers-and-mess-it-up time. So thats not particularly helpful.

And the movie is Along Came Polly. ;)

 

"Who is this irresistible creature who has an insatiable love for the dead? Living Dead Girl"

 

i think if you have a set up like that it's cute with different colors and textures. kinda like walking into a hotel and seeing a luxury bed with 40 pillows. makes me want to dive in!

 

and thanks again ae!

D G
Re: Why must we make our bed every day ?

I think I make my bed for the same reason I get pedicures in the winter. Nobody sees it, but I do it for me.

I guess if it serves no purpose (and while he's little pleasing Mommy serves a purpose...:) ) then he shouldn't do it.

hubby
Re: Why must we make our bed every day ?

D G wrote:
if it serves no purpose (and while he's little pleasing Mommy serves a purpose...:) ) then he shouldn't do it.

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p to the izzle
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I make my bed every single day....right before I climb into it to go to sleep. When I wake up I just fling the covers back and hit the ground running. When I wash my sheets I make the bed back up but that's the only time it's really made up right.

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