From Spooning to Dutch Ovens, Must-Have Items for Every… Bedroom?
Have you ever traveled with a group of people somewhere that requires calling dibs on your bedroom? A cottage? Houseboat? Ski Chalet? I can picture it now: rushing in with our smallest bag we can carry, checking out each room, ready to hurl it onto the first bed that looks suitable for our stay. Whoever gets the pull out couch in the living room should be given a discount, or at least the most beer for a sounder slumber.
My husband and I have been on a number of these trips throughout the years, but have never been too picky about the size of our bed. You see, we sleep on a double mattress at our apartment. Not a queen, a double. And we wouldn’t have it any other way. When we stay at a fancy hotel or bed and breakfast we will usually treat ourselves to a king size bed. The problem is, we loose each other in the middle of the night and our romantic getaway is somehow a little less magical.
Just for fun, here is a list of reasons that my husband and I have compiled for why married couples should sleep in a relatively small bed:
CUDDLE ALERT!!! Winters in the Midwest can be long and cold. The smaller the bed, the warmer we stay.
The Dutch Oven. While this is a rather disgusting game, it is much more effective if played in a smaller bed. I have to admit that I have stooped to un-lady-like levels in the spirit of retaliation and have appreciated the limited space for a more effective entrapment.
To Spoon or Not to Spoon. There is nothing better than rolling over and being able to put my arm right around my husband without having to crawl half way across the bed to reach him. We are touching all night, whether it is our feet, holding hands or resting our heads together, we are in a constant state of cuteness from night until morning.
Sleep Happy. While I have often tried to throw my husband’s hand away simultaneously snapping the dreaded, “don’t touch me”, it is nearly impossible to hold this position all night. Cramming myself to the edge of the bed is flat out uncomfortable and somewhere between irate and exhausted I give in and wind up back in cuddly cuteness.
We have joked about this with our friends in the past. No one can ever believe the size of our bed and they will usually provide us with all sorts of suggestions for an upgrade. But, in all seriousness, we believe the bedroom is a sacred place in our marriage. There are always some exceptions, but for the most part we try to incorporate the following suggestions into our bedtime routine:
- Always make up before bed if we have argued.
- Go to bed together… you know, at the same time.
- No TV in the bedroom.
- No kids in the bed.
Marriage and relationships can be hard, but so worth it. This is something we joke about and have fun with that keeps us laughing and loving. What do you joke about to keep laughter in your relationship?