Mismatched Sheets

For Christmas Carter got, among other things, a Lightening McQueen sheet set.  Upon opening it, he asked what it was, and then when told, politely set it aside and moved on to what he hoped were more exciting, less practical presents.

A couple days later it sat, still in its original packaging.  Carter picked it up and after a moments examination, excitedly told me that there were two sheet sets in the pack.  What a deal that was!  The wordage on the packaging stated that it was a Twin Set.  And Carter knows that twin means two of something.

Once the business about the Twin Set was cleared up, the sheet set was again quietly set aside.  Until last evening.  I don’t know why, perhaps the newness of the other Christmas presents had worn off a bit, but whatever the case, he was eager to have is bed made in his new sheets.  His excitement was contagious and soon Cody was ooohing and ahhhhing over the sheets.  I promised I would wash the sheets and make his bed up in them the next day.

Carter noticed Cody’s interest in the sheets and kindly offered to share his sheet set with him.  After much discussion it was decided that Carter would get the pillow case (which when he first took it out of the package caused him distress that the sheets were “too small”.  Really?) and the fitted sheet.  Cody would get the flat sheet.  And so tonight they sleep in beds made up in mismatched sheets.

And I rather love it.

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I am an elementary school teacher, a former microbiologist, a mom to a herd of two boys, and a grilled cheese sandwich and beer connoisseur.
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6 Responses to Mismatched Sheets

  1. Eli Pacheco says:

    With good reason (when kids share, unprovoked, it is a bit of magic,) ! I was a boy once, and in the buzz of candy and noisy toys, new bed sheets rank right up there with an extra scoop of veggies.

    But a boy will come around to see how cool they are (for me, it was Snoopy football sheets).

    • shoes says:

      I had Sesame Street sheets that I adored when I was a little girl (I even refused to respond to my own name at home, insisting that my family call me Big Bird for a period of time). Cool sheet sets rock, but they don’t compare to some of the other more glamorous items that were under the tree.

      I do love how much my boys seem to love and genuinely care about each other. Warms my heart…

  2. How perfect! Try to remember this sweet moment when they’re arguing and annoying each other!

    • shoes says:

      Hehehe – yes, I will do that. For now anyway there are more moments of harmonious play than fighting but I suspect that that will change.

  3. My teen/preteen daughters are currently sharing a set of One Direction pillow cases. Anything that keeps them sharing,, even if it is a shared bad taste in music boy bands,

    • shoes says:

      Hahahaha – well sharing is sharing so take what you can get. Husband and I just saw One Direction on SNL the other night and I was wondering if it is still alright to call a boy band a boy band when half of them or more are sporting facial hair.

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