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!)