Trek Women
November 8, 2007

Confessions of an Unmade Bed

Img_1668 Yes, I have a confession to make.  I don't make my bed - ever.  Yes, this is truly a picture of my bed, taken just this morning.  When Jeff and I took childbirth classes before the birth of Cameron,  the teacher gave the class an assignment - Don't make your bed for a week.  "Woo-hoo!", I thought, "I have this assignment nailed!"  (Note to all of you out there - apparently getting an "A" in childbirth classes does not translate to less pain during the actual childbirth).  Anyway, our instructor was trying to illustrate that once you become a parent, life is not all neat and tidy like before being a parent.  Duh.

So, there you have it - I am a non-bed maker.  It doesn't stop at the bed.  I am just not a overall neat and tidy person.  A white glove test would fail miserably in my house.  Let me say this though - I do know where everything in my house is.  I am extremely organized - unfortunately that organization is  mostly trapped in my head.  But, I digress.  Here's what I am trying to illustrate.  I've tried making those secret deals with myself before.  You know the ones - "I'll get out for a bike ride after I clean the bathrooms/grocery shop/do the laundry/pay the bills etc. . ."  They don't work.  I would never train for my triathlon goals if I became wrapped up in making sure my house was in perfect order all the time.  So, yes, my bed is unmade.  But, if you add up all that time I have freed up for myself (along with that other stuff I have decided doesn't really matter in the grand scheme), you'll find that I'm able to fit in some serious fun.  So, if you are saying to yourself "I don't have the time to bike", then I'm gonna tell you - "Stop making your bed!"  I'll ignore your mess if you ignore mine - let's get out there together!

-Jen

Comments

I got a little scared when i saw this. I thought you had been in my bedroom. Very good perspective and great advice.

Posted by: Susan | Nov 8, 2007 12:57:05 PM

As you had stated, tidy is only within the confines of our minds, now that children entered the world. My son is just beyond one year now. And I feel that a ride can still occur, just when he is sleeping. Early in the morning is better anyway.
-Jason Snyder

Posted by: Jason Snyder | Nov 8, 2007 7:16:36 PM

just bought my first trek today with a delivery date in december---so excited and hope I can keep this level of excitement going till arrival!!!

Posted by: nancy | Nov 10, 2007 8:41:54 PM

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