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Throw Pillows are Exhausting

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{Tongue in cheek}

THROW PILLOWS ARE EXHAUSTING. Now don’t get me wrong, I like them–they are cute & accessorize the house beautifully, but there is a price paid for this beauty. A daily price paid of my time & energy, not to mention my sanity.

If you have kids or pets I know you will feel my pain. Not long after they are fluffed and set perfectly in place someone sits on the couch, smashing them into the corners or tossing them aside. These children, regardless of age, {and I must also count D in this scenario} seldom get up without the cushions every where and throw pillows strewn about. It is certainly a very rare moment if they place them back where they belong.

So what is a mom to do? Pick them up myself? Yes, because after a while it’s not even worth the time to ask. Furthermore after years of asking, the energy it takes for me just to do it is less than asking them again. Or what I have been doing lately, which is leaving them all strewn about, because it’s just. not. worth. it.

Then there is un-zipping, removing the cases, and cleaning them. Because ultimately they are used as television trays, bed pillows, and the occasional unintentional wiping of hands. Not to mention dog hair and what looked to me as a booger. Yuck.

Worse yet are the pillows that you can’t clean. Those eventually just end up in the trash. Which is why I made my own zippered covers. And those zippered covers took tons of time & energy. Which brings me full circle to my point, that THROW PILLOWS ARE EXHAUSTING.

But I can’t stop there; this is too much fun…

There are the dozen pillows just on my bed alone. They look beautiful when all set up, stacked, leaning ever so perfectly next to the other pillow. And then there is always the favorite pillow that goes in the front, Ta-da!!

But heaven forbid if a child or a dog sits or lies on this perfectly designed bed. Because until it is a certain time in the evening there will be none of that nonsense. You see, mom gets to take each lovely pillow off and stack them beside the nightstand next to the wall in a pile. There is a specific process in this task. Large european pillows first, then the standard size pillows, the 18 inch throws, and finally that little jeweled number you just had to buy on your last trip to TJ Maxx. There they all sit, one on top of another, like a game of Jenga that is higher than the nightstand AND the lamp together.

Don’t get me started on the sheer amount of time it takes the following morning to make said bed again just as perfect. But I will mention what happens when hubby goes to bed before wifey gets a chance to stack them nicely. As he wades his way into the covers they are thrown every which direction, making the mornings task to set the bed up perfect again even more, well, EXHAUSTING.

New house goals: NO THROW PILLOWS. Can it be achieved? We shall see.

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  • Reply
    Laurie Sparrow
    August 20, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Perfect!! You are awesome and boy is this the truth! Best of luck to you and your family in Reno…🌸♥️🌺♥️

    • Reply
      Amylia Coover
      August 20, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      Thank you so much Laurie! The great thing is that I’ll be closer to Utah. One of these days I know I will be getting together with you and Joelle to catch up and have lunch. xo

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