Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Electric Blanket Guilt

Do you remember where you were when you got your first Blanket with a Brain? You know, the electric blanket that keeps the temperature regulated from your head to your toes?

I was in college when my life changed. My friend Heather and I both got Electric Blankets one Christmas. It is fun to walk that new road with a friend. Long talks of what temperature you are enjoying. Strategies developed such as, turn the blanket on high while you wash your face and get ready for bed, then turn the dial to 3 for a perfect night's rest.

Then there is always the pre-mature putting up of the blanket each Spring. Temps soar to the 70's and you are certain the warm air is here to stay. You will put the blanket in the attic and inevitably you will be getting it down 6-8 days later cursing your Meteorology skill yet again.

It is with a sad heart that I am sharing the news that I sold my blanket at a yard sale last year because I was having Electric Blanket Guilt. When the kiddies can't have one I just couldn't enjoy having a warm bed when they couldn't.

Electric Blanket I missed you last night. My feet were really cold. Sniff. Sniff. I was forced to put my cold feet on Shane to warm-up. He hates me today.


Jennifer said...

Oh, I love my electric blanket. It stays on the bed from September through June so I don't have that premature putting-up problem.

True, my baby can't have one, but then she's dressed in a warm footed fleece sleeper and I'm not.

I sometimes wonder how she can sleep like that while I require an electric blanket, a comforter, and another blanket doubled-up in order to sleep, but she seems to.

I don't think kids think about temperature as much as adults. Remember when you were a kid and you played outside in the summertime? Now I think it's unbearably hot just walking out to get the mail and I don't do anything outside voluntarily. Same with the cold; they'll stay outside in the snow all day unless someone makes them come in and warm up. So that's how I get around the guilt I guess.

team larsen said...

That story brought a sweet tear to my eye! Thanks for that trip down memory lane. Oh, how I long for the days of electric blankets...

Oh, and thanks so much for the compliment on the chairs. You know I got that old fabric after you did your chairs, so MANY years ago. :)

Jenny said...

hahaha... I'm just imaging Jennifer and Anna switching places... Jennifer in the long footed fleece sleeper and Anna with the blanket;)

Wendy said...

Wow, I thought I was the only one! We have a heated mattress pad. My husband wanted it. I am ok sleeping with just a big comforter, but I also sleep in lounge pants, socks, and a long-sleeved gown. My husband sleeps in, well, less.

But I lay down in my nicely heated bed, on the warm side of the house, and wonder how my precious little angels are faring on the other, cold side of the house. :( With comforters and two blankets a piece, mind you. But still.....