How NOT to make a bed.

What I have been asking Grant each morning:  Did you make your bed…?

What I will be asking Grant each morning from here on out:  Did you make your bed properly, or did you just pull the comforter up over a big wad of sheets, blankets and stuffed animals….?



  1. says

    Haha! This is a good tip for me to remember in a year or 2 when my boy is old enough to make his bed. Thanks for your kind words on my bling-y pumpkin at Serenity Now. Popping by from there!

  2. says

    Hi Monica,
    Yes, actually, it does matter. My boys have all been shown how to properly make their beds (and put away their own toys and clothes, and keep track of their school items and athletic gear, etc.) And they all have age appropriate responsibilities. It isn’t about making a bed properly so much as it is about developing a good work ethic and personal responsibility.
    Thanks for your comment!

  3. says

    Honey, the question you wannna ask is- EVEN THOUGH you know how to make your bed properly, did you settle for the easy option by just making it LOOK good for anybody who happens to look on, not knowing that there is a whole world of boy stuff under the blanket?
    Hey, not sticking up for Grant, but you know what? I am the same. As long as it can’t be seen, it’s clean. (well, not really, but you get me. Don’t even ASK about my dresser drawers or craft storage. Or kithen cupboards. Or anything else that’s hidden from view.
    As long as it’s actually clean and not visible… sod it!!
    Look away, Grants’ Mum.
    No peeking.

    YOU GO, GRANT!!!

  4. says

    on second thought- it ticks me off if I have to repeat time and again that sweet wrappers go in the bin and Lego goes in the box. At and 10, my weekend kids know better than to look the other way when all that stuff is littering their / my room (we share- theirs on weekends, mine rest of the week) I have taken to actually binning stuff that remains on the floor under the bed or out of the dedcated boxes after I told them to clean up a few times. Sick of repeating myself. When stuff gets done properly, the reward follows instantly, so it goes both ways.
    So… yeah, double standards, guilty as charged!

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