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10 years ago had you told me I would be having 1/4 of the conversation I have had as a mother I would have thought you were crazy.
Fast forward to current day and I am a true believer that anything and everything will come out of a child's mouth.
That is a whole post in itself. Today though we are going to focus on my kiddos beds.
"Brandon and Quinn make your beds so I can come in a vacuum the floor." I say it all nonchalantly hoping that I don't come across as desperate.
"We can't." My head droops as that feeling of an oncoming battle settles over me.
"Child Labor Laws..."
"Yeah mom turns out we can't be doing housework, my friend Corey told me it was against the law. I could call the cops on you, but I love you so I wont." Readjust my apron, set my face into an angry scowl and burst into the room.
"YOU WILL MAKE THAT BED AND YOU WILL DO SO NOW." I say as I channel my inner Dragon.
Giggle occurs and Quinn tells me
"You face looks silly." DNFGIOJHE*IND
"You face looks silly." DNFGIOJHE*IND
"Please make your bed and lets not fight about it." Both kids shake their heads. Brandon then tells me
"Sorry mom we just can't we love you to much to let you break the law."
"Okay, okay boys I understand.... But if these beds aren't made by the time I am done cleaning the kitchen I am going take your WII U and throw it into the trash." Looks of outrage cross their face as they rush over and see that yes I have taken the WII U.
"YOU WOULDN'T"T DARE!"
"Oh but I would."
"You're an animal mom! AN ANIMAL! What kind of mother says that to her kids?"
"Get to work boys." I walk away from the room to do my other housework. For the next hour (I kid you not an hour) I hear cries of pain, that can only come from the most extreme torture. Pleas for mercy and finally offerings to sell their soul if they can get out of making their bed.
When it is all said and done I come in and still have to fix the bed up a bit, because it is always a bit crocked. And I get that sad feeling knowing we just wasted an hour over something that should have taken two minutes. I hand Brandon the WII U and he crawls into a corner stroking it saying "My Precious"
When my boys called me into the living room day and showed me this all new bedding called Zipit I thought maybe it was a cruel prank. Maybe someone thought it would be funny to dangle this ingenious invention in front of me only to pull it away and tell me it isn't real.
Oh but it is real and it is making my life so much easier!
Zipit Bedding is all in one zippered bedding that is the ultimate time saver for both parents and kids. This product has turned a dreaded chore into something fun and super easy – you just Zipit! The bedding comes in awesome glow in the dark reversible patterns and easily fits on and off the bed in one piece.
They are reversible so you can change up the style when you want. This just slip onto the bed and then all kiddos need to do to make a bed neat is Zip them up! That is it! No extra work, no moaning, no huge blanket mess on the floor. It takes my boys 5 seconds to zip up their beds. Some times a bit longer if they have a stuffed animal. If they need to move a teddy it make take all of 10 seconds.
There is even a side pocket to store stuff. My Quinn gets scared some times at night so we keep a flash light near by for him. Instead of searching around in the dark now all he has to do is reach his little hand into the pocket and it will always be right there.
They come in designs which is perfect for smaller kids and also solid colors. Those are perfect for older kiddos and even collage aged kids.
I don't know about you, but I for one was tired of the making the bed fight. My kids actually think it is fun to "zip" their bed and haven't argued with me about doing it yet.
I have to much to do in a day to keep having this argument over and over again.
It was easy for me to put on the first time. Then super easy for my kiddos to make/zip up. And when I need to clean them they are super easy again to remove.
Everything about this product is easy!
To learn more and see all their designs check them out online at the link below: