Today, we visited our local Sleep Number store, and it was magical! Dim lights, comfy pillow tops, and a bit of massage. I’m pretty much sold. One super cool bed, please!
I took my kids with me to experience these marvelous sleep creations. Now, most people would think that sounds like torture. Why take your kids into a place where the temptation to touch, jump and roll around [on a bed] is too much to handle? My answer is this: I take my children EVERYWHERE with me. The dentist, the grocery store, the mall, the veterinarian (usually with large animals in tow) and even the gynecologist -you name it, they’ve been there. My babysitters are hours away. Looking back, this lack of a “village” has been a tremendous gift. It’s a gift of time with my children.
I wish I could tell you that all these experiences with my children mean that I have the most well behaved kids around, but that would be an outrageous lie. They are kids; they get a little crazy sometimes. Still, all these experiences show them life, real life. I feel that there is a mighty big lesson in that.
Also, hey, I got to check out some really cool beds with my fabulous, really cool kids. And, they were mostly good. Not a child jumped on a bed. Of course, they did remove their shoes and lay down on beds, there was some bed hopping, and they were shown where the legos are kept by one of the employees. Now, I ask you who needs legos when you have moving beds that sense your sleep requirements and vibrate? No one. No one needs those legos.
We laugh at your legos! Hahahahahaha!