Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Mr. Bug and I have purchased our 17 year anniversary present. You know we are hopeless romantics who only buy the most impractical gifts, right? Ha! Oh - yeah, that's not us...
This year is similar to the previous 16. Practicality rules. We needed a new mattress set. We shopped - it was almost worse than shopping for a car except that you only keep a car for 10 years - you keep your mattress for 20, right? We finally settled on the firmest Simmons you can buy. It arrived today.
OMG! Mattresses have certainly changed quite a bit since our last set. Our old mattress set was about 12 inches in height - yup both pieces. One certainly didn't have worry about the distance to the floor if one fell out of bed. I'm not saying we had a crappy mattress set. I'm just saying that it was pretty flat.
Those days are over, baby!
This mattress and box spring is high! I need a ladder to get into the bed now! It's so high I was afraid I'd get a nosebleed or suffer altitude sickness once I got up there. Remember those railings that we had for the kids so that they wouldn't fall out? I think I need to dig a set of those out of the attic... That first step on the way to the bathroom in the middle of the night is going to be a doozy!
I was sitting up on the bed enjoying the view when I looked up. I don't know why I did, but the ceiling is a whole lot closer than it used to be. There will be no jumping on the bed - not unless one wants to go to the ER with a concussion.
Posted by Ladybug Crossing at 2:20 PM
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But LBC,WHY would you and hubs be 'jumping' on your bed???? Inquiring minds...
LOL! Congrats on the new purchase. Try not to fall!
Yes I remember when we got our last new mattress. It had been about 20 years since we had a new one and I had the hardest time getting into bed that first night. After awhile it will go down..but it is a funny feeling...you feel like you are way high up off of the floor!! Try not to get a nose bleed!! AND YES I wonder WHY would you two be jumping on the bed!! ??? Hmmm!!!
We always buy the 'pracitcal' gifts for our anniversary too! Congrats on the new bed and HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! 17 years is AWESOME!
We got a new bed not too long ago and they offered us a shorter boxspring and I declined it thinking that this bed would be the same height as our old bed. Boy was I wrong! I felt like I was in the nose bleed section too. But I soon got used to it.
Yeah the first night is a bit of an adjustment.
I have to have a stool, literally, to get in my bed! So, do you and Mr. Bug jump on the bed often?????
Funny! We just bought a new mattress a couple of months ago and I couldn't believe how high it was, too. Now I had to put deep pocket sheets on my xmas list as well as a King blanket for a Queen bed. The nerve of those retailers! Every morning I have to retuck everything since the old aka "normal" sheets and blankets don't fit anymore!
[shrieks with laughter]
I remember when we bought our current bed - it took Pandora the Cat months to work out it was almost 8" higher than the old one.....lots of embarrassed kitty noises.....
Glad to see I am not the only commenter wondering about you and Mr. Bug jumping on your bed! Hmmm... don't we tell the children NOT to jump??? LOL
Hope you enjoyed your first night and did not have any falls!
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