When my parents transitioned me from a baby crib to a big girl bed, they didn't mess around with any type of "transitional" bed, like a toddler or a trundle .... I went to a full out Queen size.
This tiny little toddler slept like royalty in a bed fit for a Princess. Or a Queen, rather.
There are dozens of pictures of me asleep in my big girl bed - sprawled out in the middle using every inch my little body possibly could, curled up in a tiny ball near the top, upside down with my head at the foot of the bed, sideways and still having a good few feet on either side of me. My big girl bed was exactly that - big.
I slept in a Queen sized bed from there on out and when I went to college I was thrown into a tailspin when I was forced to sleep on a Twin. I felt so confined. I felt like a prisoner in my own bed. I felt like a piggy in a blanket.
When we got married, my parents blessed us with a beautiful bedroom suit. With a King sized bed. Now we're talkin'.
Husby and I take up EVERY INCH of our bed. Well, I guess it's kind of me who takes up all the room. We start out huddled together in the middle and then by morning, I'm laid out with my arms and legs jutting out every which way, and Husby is clinging for dear life trying not to fall off.
I have the strength of Samson when I'm in a comatose state. I cannot be moved and covers cannot be ripped from my death grip. I credit my hair.
When Husby and I are away from our beloved King and are sleeping in anything smaller, I swear we both triple in size and the mattress we share shrinks ten fold. We're floppin' and flailin' - trying with all our might to find a "sweet spot" to doze off in without jabbing each other with knees. It's near impossible, I tell ya.
I have been ruined by ample sleeping space.
I blame it on my parents and my bountiful big girl bed.
I have so many married friends who sleep on Full size - and that absolutely BLOWS MY MIND. I do not know how two people, together, at the same time, can sleep in anything smaller than a King every night and live to tell it.
What about you - what do you sleep on?