Thursday, January 12, 2006

A level bed

Yeah, I bet you're wondering what that means, aren't you? My kids got a lesson in physics this morning when they found their mom and dad's bed in a somewhat off-kilter state. You see, we've been telling them for a long time that they shouldn't jump on our bed. Of course, our admonishings have fallen on deaf ears. And then we moved the television out of the alcove in our bedroom. The boys have been climbing up in it and one little boy (the littlest) was enjoying jumping from the alcove down onto the bed.

Soooooo... last night I was watching television in bed, and Brian had already fallen asleep; he turned over and his side of the bed collapsed at the top. He barely woke up... and proceeded to go right back to sleep. Guess there's the evidence that someone can sleep in a modified Trendelenburg* position.

The kids saw the bed in this strange state this morning and ran to find me and tell me about it. That was when we had the discussion about how much more power there is in a jump from a high place than when one is just jumping up and down... but both kinds of jumps contributed to the demise of our bed supports.

Thankfully, Brian was able to repair the slats and supports tonight. It was time to turn the mattress anyway.

Off to enjoy sleeping on the level once more....

*head down/feet up position, usually at about a 45-degree angle

5 comments:

Chele In {dot} LA said...

yes but jumping on the bed is so much fun...
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jettybetty said...

That is definitely my kind of physics lesson!

Thumper said...

At least yours broke from kids jumping. I once broke one by just sitting on the edge.

Yeah, that was good for my ego... LOL

Plumkrazzee said...

Michele sent me!

Rick J said...

At least you weren't in the bed when it collapsed... OOhh... you WERE in the bed when it collapsed. Good story... now if you can just figure a way to sabatoge the kids... hmmm...

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