If there was ONE thing Ryan and I missed about Calgary, I wouldn’t hesitate to say that it would be our king size bed. Does that sound ridiculous to you? Because frankly it sounds a little whacked to me too… The mountains, a large house all to ourselves, and countless other things that made Alberta such a wonderful place to live – and we missed our bed? Yep.
Let me be clear, it wasn’t the bed itself; it was the size of the bed that was important. Our mattress was old and sagging, with two very defined human imprints on each side, it needed to be replaced; but it was huge. The memory foam footprint, the pillow top real estate; basically the stuff that dreams are made of, (get it, dreams? Ha…). Little did we know, when we moved back to Ontario and took up residence in my parents’ attic, we’d be sleeping on a double bed… together. What?!
So this is the part where I go on to say that eventually we got used to it, and it wasn’t so bad; right? WRONG. It was so bad… Sooooooooo bad. On a near daily basis we would talk about how badly we wanted a bigger bed, even a queen would do; and we TRIED; but it wouldn’t make it up the attic stairs. So a double it was; for an entire year. Am I being dramatic? Maybe. But Ryan and I aren’t small humans, so a double bed shared between two pushy people, both of whom snore and are light sleepers was basically a recipe for disaster. Our only new furniture purchase for our house was a SEARS boxing day purchase of a king size bed, to be delivered the day after we took possession. The plus side: we really appreciate our king size bed now.
Why we love our king bed:
- You can sprawl without interrupting your partner: everybody likes a good starfish every once in a while. When you sleep on a king you can sprawl every. single. night.
- You never need to cut your toenails: ok just kidding you do because that’s gross, but you seriously reduce the risk of slicing your partner’s lower extremities with your toe-talons if you happen to be a bit behind on the trimming.
- Forget shaving the legs! Ha!: Again just kidding (or not, you do you), but being farther away from your partner means you don’t have to listen to them squealing when you graze their leg with yours, which are “so prickly!” apparently…
- Morning breath is no problem: have a full on conversation first thing in the AM, no worries, you’re so far away you’ll never be able to smell each others breath.
- No need to hold in your farts: your partner is probably too far away to smell them anyways, so bombs away!
- You have SO much space: you can even put up pillow dividers to really keep yourselves separate.
- SO MUCH ROOM FOR BLANKETS AND PILLOWS! And really, who doesn’t love fluffy and soft blankets and pillows?
- There’s room for your furry friends: that is if you let your pets sleep in bed with you. We don’t, but I’m sure Lucky would figure out a way to dominate 80% of the bed if we did.
- You can take space if you need it, but you can also snuggle too. So cute right?
*Note: although we prefer to sleep in a king bed, I by no means am judging anyone else for feeling otherwise. This is somewhat satirical so no judgement from me!
Keep your eyes peeled for mom’s article on pillow top real estate coming soon! See her experience of going from a king to a queen – by choice!
Until next time,