Tuesday, June 29, 2010

bed bugs

do yourself a favor and do NOT google image search bedbugs. i'm pretty sure i just threw up in my mouth.


bed bugs are hot right now. oprah got them on her show, and now no one is safe anymore. i'm not so concerned about bed bugs because i'm to busy being stressed out about black mold and flesh eating maggots dropping slowly into your bed over the course of two days before realizing it. but that's another TRUE story for another time. in any event i got to thinking about beds in general the other day when we decided to take down the co-sleeper. with tali being almost 8 months old, we are dangerously close to getting our ferber on and letting her cry it out. its never easy, but we have to before we decide to start continuum parenting which is always creepy.

so anyway, as b wrestled the co-sleeper out of our room i took a wee peek under it and then further under our bed. it was the usual suspects, long lost pacifiers, used and un-used nursing pads, a liberator love pad, stray infant socks, all nestled in copious amounts of hair and dust. pretty awesome, and very stressful for my inner non-existent neat freak. in any event it got me thinking- i've come a long way from the drug paraphernalia and too short cd's hiding under my bed from my youth. cuz really, nothing says mom like lost breast pump parts being found under your bed when you do finally do get the hose attachment on your vacuum and bend over to clean. don't be jealous.

i know its not the most exciting question-- or maybe it is... in any event, please do tell,

'what's under your bed?'


i knew he'd claim it as soon as he came around... he's kind of a genius and if you haven't already, you should really check out his blog- just don't start reading his instead of mine.

comment of the day: a secret hatch that when opened, reveals a ladder that takes you down to an underground bunker with a single desk, on which sits a computer that I make Jenn enter the numbers 4 8 15 16 23 and 42 into, lest the world come to an end.
-Travis Avila


11 comments:

Benedetti said...

So I actually have all the same things under my bed that is under yours plus some old frames and a dusty mirror. Not very exciting. I was just looking at your GREAT updated family pic and would like to request a picture of Lily in that awesome outfit. We can only see she has on polka dot leggings, a glitter belt and a cool pink scarf (who doesn't have these items in there closet and naturally thought they went together?) Lily is the best, her fashion sense is out of control and I'd like to see a full length picture of this genius! :) Jill

Larianne Koch said...

So, we have actually come across bed bugs at a hotel before. I was on one bed nursing Addison and a bedbug was high tailing it over to the sweet baby blood. Further investigation found bedbugs under our pillows ready to dispatch. It was by far the worst experience EVER. Everything looked amazingly clean, you would have never known but for the one bug who couldn't wait till we were asleep. We switched rooms at 10pm that night but Robb and I didn't get any sleep looken out for blood sucking predators. F.Y.I if you are passing by Needles Ca. DON'T stay at a hotel!

Trisha said...

Dog hair...

ParadisoPerDue said...

we have two large containers with wheels and lids full of my things :) one has exercise/summer clothes that I only wear around the house and the other has purses! We also have a baseball bat (Daniel's home security system!) and I believe some stray socks and books. :)

The Calamond Connection said...

We don't have an under the bed area since our Temper is super tall when on the frame, but....I will admit I'm not the best at throwing away all of my used kleenex's when I'm sick and usually find a stash behind my nightstand when I get around to using that vaccuum attachment. Very gross.

Matt said...

Okay I tried to post already so I hope this doesn't go up twice.

I just bought new pillows, OLD pillows are the grossest thing on the bed! If you take off your pillow case and your pillow looks like a civil war bandage, it is time to get new ones!

MEGAN said...

HA! Our lib is in the other bedroom closet. Nothing under the bed, no bed frame in the room we sleep in.

going kiwi said...

Eric just cleaned out under our bed, because it bothers him. So as of right now a storage container of photos and that is it.
BTW we had the co-sleeper for Enzo but he never actually slept in it, he hated it. By the morning I would end up in it and he was in the middle of the bed, lol.

esther jane said...

under the bed? oh dear. shoes, dust, stray sewing patterns, my unmentionables (hereby mentioned) a lost sock or three, dust, embroidery thread, some kleenex, my mending bag, a hot mustard-yellow duffal bag (is that how you spell 'duffal'?),the diaper bag (you think you're gonna need it when you're a new mom...and then it's under the bed for who knows how long, collecting dust and holding on to those 'holy crap! he was that small once?!' diapers and spare onesies) baby hats, sandals, dust...wait, did you really want to know all of what lurks under there? cuz there's more, holly, oh so much more...

Travis Avila said...

a secret hatch that when opened, reveals a ladder that takes you down to an underground bunker with a single desk, on which sits a computer that I make Jenn enter the numbers 4 8 15 16 23 and 42 into, lest the world come to an end.

i win.

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