Monday, May 14, 2007

Confessions of My Obsession

I have a confession to make...

I am obsessed with my pillow!
When I was in the fourth grade, my family built a new house and we moved in before the school year began. My grandmother bought my new bedroom furniture and linens. One of the things that she bought with the bed linens was a new pillow. I did not realize it, but this was no ordinary pillow. It was a latex, foam pillow. I fell in love with my new pillow and became very possessive. This pillow lasted me through my elementary, junior high, high school and college years. My pillow even made it through 5 years of marriage.

I did not realize that I had a problem with my pillow until I took it away with me to college. One thing that my roommates and I loved doing was hanging out in the dorm room talking. To them, there were no boundaries. They would sit on my bed (with their shoes on) or even lay their heads down on my pillow. I quickly realized that I had a problem! I could not stand for them to touch my pillow, let alone lay their heads on it. I found myself changing my pillow cases frequently and they soon caught on! From that point forward, they knew what pushed my buttons. Somehow I survived and they began leaving my pillow alone!

When Jason and I got married, we each had our own pillows (that we brought into the marriage). One day Jason decided that he would snuggle up beside me and he put his head on my pillow. (Now, I know that this sounds romantic and all, but I could not get past the fact that he had his head on my pillow.) Little did he know what this would do to me. Over the years, we have worked out the pillow issue and he knows to let me be.

A couple of years ago, I was watching Oprah and she aired a segment on dust mites and unseen creatures that live in our beds and even our pillows. (For those of you that do not know, I am an extreme germophob.) I was totally grossed out and knew that I needed to get rid of the pillow that I had been treasuring for 15+ years. I threw away my pillow and was stuck buying the cheap pillows from Walmart for the next few years. I could not find another latex foam pillow and my heart and head ached for a replacement.

That is until...

The other day, Abby Kate and I were headed back home from a birthday party and I decided to run into Linens 'n Things and take a look around (I have been looking for some new curtain rods). Abby Kate pushed her little buggy through the store and followed me back to the pillows. I decided that it was time to find another cheap pillow that would not give me the support I was looking for. I noticed the pillows that were on sale and became somewhat interested. Before making my final decision, I took a look at the other pillows. I could not believe what I saw in front of me! A Simmons Latex Foam Pillow! This was a dream come true. I did not care that I was about to spend $35 on a pillow! Abby Kate and I made our way to the checkout lane and I purchased my new pillow.

I love my new pillow! I am still very protective of my pillows, but this new one will be carefully guarded!

4 comments:

Jamey said...

Well, if this one lasts as long as the other it was well worth the $35!

I need a new pillow...

Lucy P said...

Ha! I remember the first retreat or mission trip when we learned about your pillow issues! I'm so glad you were able to treat yourself with a new one! May your dreams upon it be sweet!!!

Jason said...

You should know that when you're not looking, I rub my feet on your pillow.

Just kidding. You're a goober.

But you're my goober and I love you.

jon said...

I ruin a pillow in a few years...I tend to drool on them...just ask Stacy. It gets so bad that the stripes on the pillow bleed out from the drool...

Just for being so obsessed with you pillow I predict that some bodily fluid from one the kiddos will end up on it. Just Murphy's Law at work