Saturday, November 21, 2009

The Princess and the Pea

First off, I would like to thank eBay for making this post possible. I'm currently connected to the eBay sponsored free wi-fi on this Delta airplane while flying 30,000 feet above Nevada en route to Salt Lake City. Thank you eBay. And thank you, glorious technology!

Okay, onto the subject at hand. The other night, Mr. Frisby and I went out to buy a foam mattress topper for our mattress. As we got in the car after purchasing one, I told him that I was getting old. He asked why and I told him that I knew I was getting old because we had to buy a mattress topper. In the vigor of my youth, less than perfect sleeping conditions never bothered me. But now, I feel like the princess in the princess and the pea. I have slept on many surfaces that were not up to par. I'm fairly certain than any mattress I had while attending BYU was over 20 years old and totally worn out. And I won't even talk about what I slept on during my mission. In spite of these sub-par conditions, I always slept well and hopped out of bed fit as a fiddle. I was young. Over the past several years, I have not noticed any decline in my ability to rejuvenate while sleeping because I have had the privilege of sleeping on pillow-top mattresses (if you don't know what that is, you should probably find out. Soon.). But, apparently, the decline has happened. Since moving to our new apartment (still finishing the last of the unpacking - then I'll post pics!) a few weeks ago, we've been sleeping on the bed/mattress that Mr. Frisby had before we got married. It is not a pillow-top. And my body was quick to let me know. After the first few nights, I noticed that my hips were bruised and very sore. It was a familiar feeling. One I got every summer after sleeping on the ground for a week at girls' camp. I quickly realized that the soreness was due to the mattress and it's lack of pillow-top glory. So, we bought the mattress topper and my hips are feeling much better. But, I guess buying a mattress topper is a sign of getting older.

5 comments:

Ashlee said...

Hilarious post! But the great thing is that it's completely true. Mattress toppers are essential to a good night's rest.

Andrea said...

I used to LOVE really soft mattresses, but as I've gotten older I've found that I need a little more support.

Tammy said...

I wouldn't say you were getting older as much as getting wiser. Remember your hips hurt after a week at girl's camp. Sometimes age is the price we pay for wisdom.

Kevin and Kristina said...

I totally agree with you. I never thought I was old until Girls Camp... and then I realized that a pillow top and a comfy bed are pretty essential and a sleepover isn't nearly as exciting as it used to be. Can't wait to see pics of your new place!

Sharon said...

I've totally passed the point in my life where I can count on a good night's sleep. I lay down to rest knowing if I wake up, it might be a good two hours before I can fall back asleep again. And since I wake up every night to pee or to the sound of Max screaming about a nightmare, or more recently, his bed wetting buzzer, I can pretty much count on being groggy constantly. However, now I can truly appreciate the nights when I fall asleep and sleep all night long. I will say this though, tempurpedic mattresses kick butt. Now if I could only find a way to convince Steve that he wants to sleep on the couch.