Putting clean sheets on a top bunk bed is difficult for me. That’s putting it mildly.
It’s almost as many contortions as 20 minutes of Pilates, but it’s worse because there is no one telling me what to do or being ridiculously cheerful.
Kneeling on the bed to strip the sheets is easy enough, but I can’t reach the bed while standing on the floor to put the sheets back on. I am only 5 feet 1 and a half inches tall flat-footed. (Don’t forget that half an inch. I’m sure it’s important.) I even climb the ladder to cover my daughter.
First I grab the mattress cover and wrestle it on. Not too bad so far.
Then the fitted sheet. I always run into trouble with the fitted sheet. Kneeling on the mattress and pulling up the corner of it just doesn’t make much sense. If you know another way to do it I’d be ever so grateful if you’d let me in on the secret.
One time I actually threw my left leg over the side to push off the floor. Praise the Lord I didn’t shift my weight.
By this time the kids figure out where I am and come climbing up to “help” me. Oh boy and oh girl!
Thank you kiddos. I love you. I’m glad you want to help. Now get off the bed!
After multiple trips up and down the ladder, I finally get the bed made.
This is why I was elated when the daughter that sleeps in the top bunk held her throw-up in the whole way to the bathroom. (Too much info?)
Someone needs to invent something to help short people make the bed on the top bunk.
Do any of you have top bunks that you have to make? If you’re tall and can reach from the floor I don’t want to know about it.