and now…

I just fit..

I went from a double sized bed down to a twin sized bed today. No I didn’t miraculously lose 50 pounds and my bed is too big for me now… I just needed a change. And this hasn’t cost me a penny … yet.

We inherited two twin mattresses, one twin box spring and one twin bed frame from Paul’s folks. Paul thought he’d put the smaller twin bed in his room, downsizing from his partial queen size (queen width but full length – long story), but then he never did.

In my room, my double bed was squeezed in the alcove by the windows and there really wasn’t much room for me to maneuver whenever I made the bed, so I had the brilliant idea of downsizing to the twin bed we had in the basement. I ran it by Paul yesterday and he agreed… so that’s what happened here this morning. (I’m still recovering from the physicality of it all!)

I may need to buy a set of new twin sized sheets in the near future. I think I only have one here now, and one is not enough for me. I need two sets of sheets to be happy.

The funny (or not-so-funny depending on who you ask) thing is that now, with the downsizing in effect, it’s going to be like musical chairs, only with the bed…

If you look closely at this photo below…

Hey Mom, Who Shrunk the Bed?

…you can see the problem we have. Emmalee is partially on/partially off the bed… her left rear leg is hanging over the edge. This bed is also a lot higher up off the floor than the older one which just rested on a metal frame with wheels. So for an older dog, jumping up onto my bed now is a bit more of a challenge for her.

I can see that we will have some disagreements when it comes time for me to want to lie down on my bed and both of the dogs are already there, all comfy and cozy. Of course, you know who will get the bed, don’t you?

Oh yeah….

my bed...

The Kippers! That’s who.

That’s how things work around here. Kip gets dibs on everything… Em waits for me to get settled and she surveys the situation and, if there seems like there’s a tiny bit of room left, she’ll get up but only after I nod to her to say “c’mon Em! Up!” and up she’ll come.

But that was before the downsizing. There is only room for two of us now on this little twin sized bed, and I’d bet you a Fiver who the body will be after me — the Big Guy! He takes what he wants and never hesitates. He (or she) who hesitates doesn’t get the seat.

It’s as simple as that.



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9 Responses to Downsizing

  1. TopsyTurvy says:

    I’m not so sure this is gonna work out, Bex. Might work for you (or maybe not, since you didn’t sleep at all last night) but things aren’t going to go well in dog-dom. Poor Kip, laying on the chest.


  2. Reenie says:

    It’s amazing what we do for our pets, but it’s also amazing what they do for us. πŸ™‚ I love the pics. It looks like Kip takes up most the bed!


  3. Bex says:

    One day later: I got NO sleep last night. Kip doesn’t actually sleep with me (see my comment w/picture below) but he likes to get on the bed once I am up and also in the morning once he’s had his breakfast and out and in again… he will come up and jump up on my bed and snooze until I decide to get out of bed. But this morning he came up, as usual, and there was no room so he turned around and jumped off again. Not sure I did the right thing…

    This morning (Saturday):

    We shall see.


  4. ~ Sil in Corea says:

    I think you have a good situation there, Bex. Your new bed looks really handsome!

    Heh, I’ve been known to snore so loud that I wake MYSELF up! Fortunately, the cats don’t seem to mind. They just swivel their ears when I make strange sounds. πŸ˜‰


  5. TopsyTurvy says:

    I can’t believe that you can actually get yourself and Kip onto that bed! My gosh, DH and I have a king size bed and a mini-sized collie (Shetland sheepdog, actually) and I still have problems finding room on my side when my pup wants to be over there with me!


  6. mz. em says:

    I like your bed. It would be hard for me to choose between the two puppers. I would have to work it out somehow for the three of us to fit.


  7. sandy freel says:

    I think it looks very nice…the post sticking up .
    They will get use to it and I am sure they will let you on it at some point πŸ™‚
    Nice cover too


  8. Bex says:

    I probably didn’t mention that the dogs don’t “sleep” in here at night…they sleep in Paul’s room with his door closed. In there is a loveseat/sofa that opens up into a twin bed, and Em always gets that sofa first… with Kip sleeping on the floor. Part way through the night, Kip will jump up onto Paul’s bed and sleep there for a while, or Em will get off the sofa and Kip will jump up there … (see below)

    whatever arrangements they have, I am not privy to them and I sleep alone with my door also shut. You see, the whole reason I moved into my own bedroom is due to the snoring situation. We both snore and neither one of us would EVER sleep in the same room… the dogs don’t seem to mind his honking all night long… like I put up with for about 15 years.


  9. karen cheesbro dicicco says:

    Could they have turns? No, stupid idea. Dogs don’t know squat about taking turns but I think it may be you Bex who ends up sleeping somewhere else.

    Hope it all works out but I know the dogs have to be accomodated just like children.


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