Friday, January 17, 2014

Everyone has rules about their sheets, right?

 I may have mentioned that Hailey moved back home. We are working things out as two adults living in the same house have to do. I have gotten used to living alone and I like things a certain way.

  Even when Hailey lived at home before we were on different floors in the house so sometimes it still felt like I lived alone.

  On Saturday as she was unpacking and trying to figure out where everything goes she came to her sheets.

"You can just put these with your sheets, we have the same sized bed." Hailey said.
"Ok, but I'll have to tell you the rules for the sheets." That's what I said and continued putting things away. Hailey and Payton started laughing like they were going to bust.

  I asked what was so funny and Hailey asked me what kind of person has rules for their sheets.  Is it really  just me? Doesn't everyone have a rotation for their sheets and towels?

   I have specific rules for my sheets. First of all, I hate for them to match so I have a stack of fitted sheets, a stack of flat sheets, a stack of body pillow pillow cases and two stacks of regular pillow cases. I have a lot of pillows.

  I needed to show her where she should take the things off of each stack. It's a rotation, I tried to explain to her, but being pregnant and laughing, she wound up laughing at me from the bathroom.

  When she came out she was still giving me a hard time about my sheet rotation. I tried to impress upon my wayward daughter how important this is to me. I may have even said, "This is why I'm single, if I had a husband and he messed up the sheet rotation, I'd have to bury him in the backyard."

  Hailey and Payton have decided that I have a problem. I think there may be an intervention in my future.

9 comments:

  1. Hailey will learn...we all have our quirks and we expect others to see our logic. And they won't. I have explained to my Hubby time and time again about why things have to be done a certain way and he just doesn't get it. But then again, he has his quirks that are just plain foreign to me; so I guess it balances.

    And yes. Sheets and towels NEED to be in rotation otherwise they get worn rather quickly. In this you aren't alone.

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    1. I knew it! Maybe it's because we are the ones always buying and changing the sheets. I'm sure that once she has to be responsible for it she will understand.

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  2. I am visiting from the SITS tribe challenge over at http://www.peckedtodeathbychickens.com/. I read your about page and liked your sheets post. I don't know if I have sheet 'rules', but I do have strong sheet preferences. I wish I could spend more time in bed and enjoy my sheets but my toddlers don't allow it :o) I need to shoot over to your 'hoarder shaming' post now!

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  3. Susan, thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Of course people have rules for their sheets! In MY house they match and the fitted sheet is folded with pattern out, the flat sheet is folded with pattern in and the matching pillow cases (which do have to be folded a certain way) and kept with the sheets.

    There is also A RIGHT way to wash dishes/put them in the dishwasher. Luckily I know that the right way is unique to every single person, so when someone else is washing up, I stay out of the way!

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  5. I can't stop laughing. I have this rule, but apparently my husband does not. So if he happens to get to the sheets before I do, then he just washes them and puts them back on. No rotation whatsoever. MEN! And don't get me started about how to rotate the towels, or which of our daughter's clothes are clothes v. PJs. *sigh* (visiting from the SITS tribe - loving your blog!)

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    1. And that my dear is why I don't have a husband, but I do have some lovely flower beds! Thanks for taking the time to stop by!

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  6. Hello my dear cousin! I know this comment is wayyyy back, however I got busy with life and your blogging slowed down and frankly I forgot to read it... Today I saw something about a bubble-bath and as things normally do in my brain, one thing led to another and I remembered this blog and how much I enjoyed reading it. So here I am, all the way back in January of 2014 catching up with your life. I apologize in advance for the comments that will be outdated, but said anyway <3 Maureen

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    1. And this is proof that we are related! Hope I get to see you next time I'm on the east coast!

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