When we first bought our bed, around 5-years ago, it was my favorite place in the whole world. It felt like I was sleeping on a cloud. It wasn’t anything fancy either, just a pillow-top mattress. I had the best sleep
of my life for probably the first two years. For the past three years things are getting progressively worse. Some days I have a really hard time getting out of bed because my back hurts so bad. And with a pillow-top you can’t flip it so that only leaves two different ways you can turn it. And for me one of the turns equals me laying the black hole created by my husband.
We need a new mattress and the Sleep Number commercials really
have gotten my interest. I looked on their website today and these beds are expensive – but are they worth it? There are plenty of reviews out there for me to read but I’m very selective in WHERE I read my reviews as many people get paid to write good reviews. (Once upon a time I even wrote good reviews for products I never used and places I had never been to. I realize that this was wrong but the money was good so I did it. But I didn’t do it for long as the guilt got to me.)
One website to go to for REAL reviews is http://www.epinions.com I recommend this site if you are looking for true customer experiences. What I read there about the Sleep Number beds really turned me off.
So now I’m asking you…..what kind of bed do you have and do you
love it or hate it?
Sunscreen is a huge part of our life. McKenzie has fair skin, freckles and red hair. She is a ginger through and through as far as the physical description goes but it ends there. Many people claim gingers have a
higher tolerance for pain and as a major drama queen; Mac certainly has not inherited this trait. Ginger’s are also said to be soulless and that they get one freckle for each soul they steal, she has hundreds! It is also said that redheads are feared in the UK – I think this is funny.
I digress. The other day we did sun screen before going to the pool and after one hour reapplied. But something went horribly wrong and she
ended up with a massive sunburn. We’re talking huge blisters on her shoulders! I feel awful as this child is nine and has never had a sun burn in her life. In her baby and toddler years she would scream if the sun even touched her skin for a second – we joked that she was a vampire baby and had to come up with creative ways to block the sun from all angles in the car.
The kids have swimming lessons for the next ten days so I can’t
just keep her out of the sun and I don’t totally trust the sunblock anymore either. So yesterday I had to pull out the big guns and I made her wear a tee-shirt over her swimming suit. She was mortified! “The other kids will make fun of me mom, you are ruining my life!” But I had to do it and I will continue to do it.
The sunblock wasn’t expired and it is 70 SPF and water resistant
and we reapplied after one hour. We followed the same routine we have followed all summer. So why one this one particular day didn’t it work? So now I’m on the hunt for a “cool” SPF swimming shirt for girls or even a suit that covers shoulders and backs. I’m not having much luck online as most of the items I'm finding are for boys. If you have any ideas I
could really use your help on this one. I feel like the worst mom ever!