Electric Blankets, Flannel Sheets & Marriage

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I have cold feet.

Not cold feet as in having second thoughts but cold feet. Literally.

Years ago, when we were first married, we had an electric blanket. I loved that blanket.
To my memory, it wasn’t in the best condition (which leads me to believe I probably pilfered it from my parent’s house).

Every evening, through out the winter, I’d turn that baby on 20 minutes or so before I came to bed and voila! Everything was nice and toasty.
We never slept with it on. Only used it to warm up the bed before we went to sleep. It was heavenly.

Due to it’s questionable age, and subsequent fear of fire, my electric blanket’s days were numbered.  

That was my one and only electric blanket.
Through 31 years of marriage. Gasp! I know! 31 years? I can’t believe it either.  
Until last week.

Electric Blanket

Prior to this most recent purchase, flannel sheets have been my alternative.

Every year when I pull out the flannel sheets…and I do mean EVERY year…Scott starts his yearly monologue on “The Hatred of Flannel Sheets”.

He can’t turn over. They grab the hairs on his legs. And twist them. And snarl them.
They’re too hot. He can’t sleep. He can’t breathe.
“Have I told you how much I hate flannel sheets?” he asks.

I don’t know why he’s complaining. It’s better than me wearing flannel.

Every year I listen sweetly and say “you poor thing” and proceed with my flannel sheets.

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Last week, while shopping with my youngest, I was drawn to the electric blanket display.

“Oh, how I wish we had another electric blanket. But I just can’t justify the cost of the Queen Size. Wish they were all the price of the Twin.”

My youngest…with 16 year old sheer brilliance…said to me “Just buy the twin.”

Well. Duh. Why not?

Twin Electric Blanket = 62″ wide vs Queen Mattress = 60″ wide
Twin blanket = less than 1/2 the price of Queen Blanket
Scott won’t use it on his side of the bed anyway, so…

I bought the twin.

Normally, this kind of thing would drive me nuts. I can’t put a twin blanket on a queen bed! But in this case it was the perfect solution! :)

Scott’s happy. We’re not using the flannel sheets. Yet.
I’m happy. My icy little piggies are warm and toasty.

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8 Responses to Electric Blankets, Flannel Sheets & Marriage

  1. Robyn says:

    Sonya, my traded my electric blanket this year for a heated mattress pad and we love it…..not so much on top and so nice to crawl into…..We found the Queen at Sam’s Club and very reasonable at around $65! Stay warm, I think we are in for a COLD winter!!!!

  2. Cecelia says:

    Sonya, great solution! I had the same issue. I bought a queen size with dual controls for our king-sized bed. Much less expensive. He never has to turn his on, and I am so happy!

  3. hillary says:

    What a nice, cozy story…. thanks so much for sharing.

  4. Amy says:

    I shamelessly force the flannel sheets too – they are the best!

  5. Hmm, love that idea! I love flannel sheets, but I also wear flannel jammies, and they tend to act like velcro when used together.

  6. Stacy says:

    Oh, Mylanta. I sweat far too much at night for flannel sheets, electric blankets, or any other such hotness to be on my bed. Last week I woke up with a nose bleed and accused Keith of having the heat too hot (it was on 67).

    I beginning to wonder if I’ll ever really be cold again. :)

  7. Jessica Sala-Bonin says:

    LOVE electric blankets :) so warm and snug!

  8. June Lovell says:

    i use a heating pad–move it from area to area as needs must. just a note: viola is a musical instrument, voila (i can’t make an accent mark for the ‘a’) is the French word for ‘there it is’ (i think).