When Julie and I were little, we shared a little bedroom. Our dad, being the handy daddy that he is, built cute little beds for us. He used plywood for the headboards and carved our names into the wood. The beds were small enough to use crib mattresses, so we still had space in our bedroom to play.
When we got a little older, we got to pick out a big bed to share. I remember really wanting a beautiful brass bed with a floral bedspread. That, however, did not happen. Instead, we got a wooden headboard and bed frame. This headboard had a little ledge where you could put things like your rotary phone or alarm clock, and we liked to scoot the mattress a little toward the foot of the bed to make a gap between the headboard and mattress. We would sit on the mattress with our legs hanging under the headboard and pretend it was a desk. There was also a mirror on this headboard, so there was lots of good pretending to be done there. This bed had magnificent Mickey Mouse sheets, which went nicely with our fancy Mickey Mouse lamp. I thought that was pretty special. We took turns making the bed every day, but there are an uneven number of days in the week, which would make for an unfair bed-making schedule. Thus, we got Saturdays off.
After we grew out of that bed, we moved on to individual twin beds with contemporary white metal headboards. We got to pick those out ourselves too. Eventually Julie moved into her own room where the Mickey Mouse bed was, so the twin beds stayed in my room. I rearranged them on occasion, sometimes pushing them together to make one giant bed.
The bedrooms in my house now are fairly small and my furniture is pretty large. My bed has a headboard and a footboard, which are both substantial and take up a lot of space. I have always wanted a bedroom large enough for a sofa, or at least a reading chair. Unfortunately, even if my bed was just normal sized, there still wouldn't be any extra room for ancillary furniture.
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