Dear reader, this is going to be a short post. I just simply have to share with you what I learned today.
Not everyone enjoys sleeping with a top sheet.
That is what I am blogging about. You see, I have been raising several little people who have perplexed me. Many of my children have eschewed a top sheet and prefer to sleep with just the comforter on top of them. This has frustrated me, because sleeping with a fitted sheet underneath you, a top sheet above you, and perhaps a blanket and then a comforter on top is just what you do, and it feels wonderful! I have encouraged my children to do it this way, telling them that no one skips the top sheet.
Until today, when I found out that some people, in fact, never use a top sheet. Grown ups! I had no idea!
Sunday night, whilst shopping online at Kohl's, I discovered beautiful gray patterned percale sheets (just like mine, actually, which I blogged about here) on sale for a lovely low price. All three boys were using hand-me-down sheets that didn't match their room, so I decided to buy them each a set. I happily told one of my sons that he was getting new sheets, and he could now use two sheets and a comforter, "just like a real boy!" (I'm not sure why I compared him to Pinocchio -- perhaps I was high on my love of percale sheets). He seemed less than enthused and said he would just take the fitted sheet and the pillowcase. "But son!", I exclaimed. "You are getting older now - you need to sleep in a bed like adults do! All grown ups sleep in a bed with two sheets!" He didn't believe me and suggested that, perhaps, not everyone did indeed sleep with a top sheet. I firmly disagreed.
And then this morning, somehow this topic came up with some of my colleagues and preschool parents, and my world was shattered (did I go too far there?). As it turns out, several people in the conversation do not use a top sheet.
Seriously. I had no idea, son. It seems you can be a real boy and not use a top sheet. Live and learn.
But I'm not giving mine up!