Mr. V. is a superstar when it comes to helping out around the house.
He does kitchen floors, he vacuums, he'll do the dishwasher and he also does laundry. I know I'm lucky to be able to share these duties.
But sometimes I have to remind myself that I'm lucky in this regard, because there are some things I like done a certain way, and sometimes Mr. V. does things a different way.
Making up the bed after washing the sheets is one of those things.
I am ALWAYS grateful he does it.
But he does it wrong. ;)
He and I may or may not have gone rounds about how the flat sheet is supposed to go on the bed.
Mr. V. always puts it on with the patterned or "good" side up, and pulls it straight up to the top of the bed.
He didn't believe me when I told him he was doing it wrong.
I told him the "good" side of the flat sheet should face the fitted sheet, and then you fold back the top cuff, showing the 'good' side.
He asked for my source.
I told him "My Mom Said So."
And he had the AUDACITY to question the teachings of his mother-in-law! ;)
So of course I had to fact-check.
And prove I was right. [hee]
And sure enough, my Martha corroborates my Mother's story.
So here's the skinny on bed-making, to help you avoid spousal confrontation over sheets. :)
If you don't know how to put a fitted sheet on a bed....ah, um. I can't help you.
Tuck the corners under and pull it tight.
Smooth out the wrinkles to make everything feel crisp when you scootch in.
Drape the sheet evenly over the bed, and tuck in the bottom corners.
"When placing the remaining flat sheet on top, keep in mind that the top sheet always goes wrong side up. That way, when you fold it back over the blanket, the right side -- the decorative, printed side -- will show."
Give yourself about 15 inches of turn-down space to accommodate pillows.
Then turn to your spouse, dust off your hands and say "and THAT is how it's done".
OOOOOhhhh, wait... that's just what happened in MY house.
My bad. ;)
And remember, people:
If my Martha says it's so, then it's the LAW. :)
Catch as Catch Can
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