Last night we arrived home after a week of lazy awesome fun at my mom’s house in Florida. When we crawled into bed around midnight (3am EST) both hubs and I sighed at exactly the same time and turned to look at each other grinning with our eyes half open. I know exactly what he was thinking. The sigh was heavy with happy vacation feelings and relief that the day of travel was over but mostly it was because there is NOTHING like being home in your own bed. No matter how great a vacation is, no matter how good a mattress we sleep on while away, we always miss our Tempurpedic – it’s probably about 10 years old and it is by far the best splurge we ever made.
We have always slept on a queen-sized bed but we talk about going King all the time because after 18 years of marriage we love a good snuggle but sleep is precious and a queen-sized bed is no palatial estate.
So, why haven’t we made the switch?
To purchase a comparable Tempurpedic mattress today, we’d be forking over roughly $5,000, plus the up-sell of the foundation and let’s not forget a fabulous bed frame, let’s just call it $8-10K.
If I had to do it over again I would have purchased a king-sized mattress to begin with. It would have meant having a bed that took up the entire bedroom in our tiny little Denver home and we probably would have had to install a larger front door upon delivery but at the time there was less vying to be on our financial list of priorities and it would have been so worth it.
With three kiddos ages 8-13 we could not possibly justify dumping our queen in favor of a king. In my head this is the conversation I imagine:
ME: So sorry you can’t go to college dears but look how happy Dad and I are in our king-sized sleep world!
Kid: That’s OK, you are the best parents ever!
I would rather sleep on my tiny little rectangle of space than lay sleepless on an oversized cheaper mattress so life in the queen lane will have to suffice. Life in a king-sized bed seems so nice, though….