Doing Grown up Stuff: this is not a mattress commercial

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Growing up is complicated!

As I shared last time, I’ll be moving out of the family home and into my sister’s cushy cottage this weekend, the week was a bit busy so I had to postpone moving – to my mother’s (totally uncalled for) glee. On Wednesday she took me bed shopping and let me just tell you, grown up decisions get tedious.

We walked into the warehouse and she steered me to the Sealy section, comfy beds upon comfy beds. Some were made up to look pretty enough for customers to imagine them in their bedrooms or as the sales assistant said “sanctuary.”  The others were bare and welcoming, the kind where often in fiction the protagonists roll around on money or silk sheets.

My mother said in her matter-of-fact tone: “choose a bed.” I was a bit dumbfounded, I went for my current model and she asked if I was sure. I could be missing out on something great by sticking to the tried and trusted, and that the bed was more her personality than mine. I’ve seen this somewhere, Dr Phil maybe or was it 3Talk where parents kick children who are already on their way out of the nest out onto the pavement before they fly. I asked the sales assistant if I could do the jump we often see in mattress commercials or as seen on Glee. The answer was ‘no’, in fact she looked quite horrified by the thought.

I chose the usual, my Sealy Posturepedic that has held me through childhood, heartbreak, the terrific teens and most of college. I could tell my mother was pleased, her words being “I just don’t want you girls to ever think I held you back.” The truth is that I have found my match, thanks to my mother. Steady support yet so very comfy, all the Posturepedics I’ve owned feel familiar even on the first day.

Finding your fit

  • Go to a trusted retailer;
  • Bring a pillow to replicate sleeping positions while testing the bed;
  • Test all comfort levels from firm to plush;
  • Remember your room dimensions to avoid buying a bed that’ll end up taking all the space.

Go here for the complete Sealy guide.

There were rumours going around that King Bey and Jay bought a gold encrusted crib for baby Blue Ivy during the pregnancy. Sigh, to be the child of R&B and Hip Hop royalty.

Cheers to the weekend!



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