And if your brother jumps on your freshly made bed, you just might get a little mad.
When I asked them to strip their beds the other morning so I could wash the sheets, they happily obliged me.
I guess this is why...
I guess an unmade bed is an open invitation to jump from the bed to the pile of comforters on the floor.
I try not to spend my entire mothering years saying "no", so I pull out my camera instead.
And when I protest about jumping on a bare mattress because I don't want it to get dirty, they kindly place a blanket on the mattress for me.
They had a hey-day in there. Next time though, I might strip the beds myself and cover the bed nicely with the comforter so no one dares mess up the "made" bed.
And on a little bit of a different note, I absolutely love waterproof mattress pads. Every bed that belongs to a child 6 or under (including my own bed, since my baby kind of owns it right now) has a waterproof mattress pad on it. And no, I am not talking about the plastic-y things that crinkle and make you sweat ten-fold. I'm talking about the $18 padded, cotton, comfortable, completely water proof mattress pad that you can buy at Target.
Well worth the investment if you ask me.
Because I don't know of anybody who has gotten the pee, puke, or other bodily fluids smell out of a $100+ mattress.
If you have, I might have asked you your secret, but since I've outfitted every bed in the house, I won't be needing it. :)