Tuesday, February 8, 2011
I am Mrs. Finicky when it comes to my pillows. Much like Goldilocks, I search and search until I find one that is just right. My pillow preference is down feather, but wouldn't you know, Husby is allergic. When we married, I switched to faux down. It works and I can hardly tell a difference. Husby's pillow philosophy is much like that of a flapjack: "the flatter the better". I can not sleep on a flat pillow to save my life. I toss and turn all night and end up folding it in half to give it some fluff.
Sadly enough, my pillow perfection doesn't last long. I can not go more than a year and a half or so with the same pillow. When it loses it's fluff - I toss it and buy a new one. Husby and I have been married for 5.5 years and I am currently on my fourth pillow.
Husby is still using the one we came home to after our honeymoon.
I polled my Facebook friends the other day and asked how often they change pillows. Someone then enlightened me of the nastiness that is DUST MITES, and she told me about a horrific episode of Oprah that said after about 6 months, your pillow is 90% dust mites.
Gag. Hurl. Sick Sick Sick!
Needless to say, I tossed Husby's beloved pillow and demanded we go shopping the very next day. We got a little pillow possessed and bought four. Hey, they were having an amazing sale and backups never hurt anyone. Right? I wonder if they get dust mites in the closet? If so, I'm outta luck.
Why don't I think of these things in the store? Oy.
Levi recently started using a pillow and he looks like such a big boy when he is asleep! We plan on moving him to a big boy bed in the next few months (after we finalize where we'll be for residency) and when we get going on his new room! That will probably be sometime around his 2nd birthday, if we are still here. I'm so excited!
There has been a lot of pillow action around our house lately, so let's talk pillows. How often do you change yours? Are you a flat or fluffy?