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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Momma On: Bunk Beds and "Little Brothers"



As a mom, I’ve always wanted a really nice bed. Being the shopper that I am; I’ve looked at a lot of different styles of bedroom furnishings. I have considered everything from the “old-style Victorian” frames and wooden pedestal beds to a bedstar leather bed. After a long day with the kids and the chaos of the household; we deserve a special place to rest our weary heads. I figured; I have an exquisite leather couch out in my living room so, why not have a leather bed to go along with it? It all makes sense to me.

On the subject of beds; it was my “Baby Brother’s” Birthday recently. Well; he’s not so much a baby anymore, considering that he just celebrated his 50th. Happy Birthday Bro! Milestone events such as this make one reminisce about all those years ago. I remember him, as if it were (quite literally) yesterday, my little brother. The cool thing about my brother is that he’s always had a great sense of humor.


Due to a lack of available space; it became evident that my little brother and I had to share a bedroom. Our little sister had just been born and she was monopolizing the only other one. In order to accommodate the two of us; my parents decided to install a set of bunk beds. My brother and I could not have been more excited! Of course; this led to the big debate. Who gets to sleep on top? After a great deal of drama; my little brother (using his charm and wit) got his way. That happened a lot.

That night; my parents kissed us each “good-night” and off to the top he went. As far as we were concerned, that was that, or so they thought. Just as I was dozing off, I heard this loud, earth-shattering CRASH! Any guesses as to what that might have been? Well; evidently, in their excitement, my parents had forgotten to install the safety bar. They had left it in the back of the pickup truck. Little good, it does, out there in the drive-way! As my brother rose up from the floor and “shook it off” he, quietly whispered to me, “It’s o.k. Big Sis; you can have the top!” True story.


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35 comments:

  1. Your little brother story is so cute! It gave me a chuckle!

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  2. What a great sense of humor your brother has- that's a classic!
    Love the pictures of the retro bunk beds!

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  3. What a story. That would have hurt falling from the bed.

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  4. As kids we use to fight over the top bunk all of the time!

    I would give up the top bunk too if I fell out!! Cute story though!

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  5. I have bunkbeds in my kids rooms. They have no problem with it. The ones on the tops love it.

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  6. How funny! My kids have had bunk beds before, but thank God, they never crashed to the floor!

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  7. That is so awesome. I fell out of a friend's once during a sleepover. I never asked to sleep on the top bunk again!

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  8. My little girl used to jump off the top and I had visions of her getting hurt so we took them apart and made them side by side beds!

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  9. aww how cute. I am glad you have had a great relationship with your Brother. I would love for my children to have bunk beds but they are not into them LOL
    Jamie Brigham
    cinderella10383 @ aol dot com

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  10. Very cute. From those pics, I can see that bunk beds have changed quite a bit! Bummer about your parents forgetting the safety bar, but good for you in the long run I guess. You all were lucky to at least have it for later. Ours didn't come with a safety bar. :) I liked the bottom bunk though, because I could pretend it was an apartment. :)

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  11. Funny story! I was always terrified of bunkbeds as a kid, but more so the bottom bunk. I was worried it would collapse and crush me! I was the wierd child that prefered to be away from bunkbeds!

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  12. cute story! i loved being on the top bunk when i shared a room with my sis

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  13. oh my! that is funny, but scary! I feel out of a bed that was on a metal frame that rolled under the bed and tore a hole in my ankle on the bolt! Your bro was very lucky for sure

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  14. I was always scared of heights so I never wanted the top bunk. I love these beds though! Too cute.

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  15. What a cute story! My son had bunk beds but no one to share them with. His brother is 9 yrs older than him. So, he got to sleep wherever he felt like it..now you would think I mean the top or bottom bunk, right? NOPE 99% of the time he slept in the double recliner in his room!! I would put him in the bed and would find him back in the recliner in the morning!

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  16. Ouch! I can't believe he just "shook it off"! He's lucky he didn't break a wrist or something. Good story, though!

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  17. I am glad you got your way. Nice fun story and thanks for sharing. I like the picture of those tube like bunk beds. Rita Spratlen rj_angel_house@yahoo.com

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  18. Your story was so cute. Growing up we could have used a bunk bed since we shared a bed.

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  19. I had bunk beds when I was little and I claimed the top. I was a mean little kid because when my brother was climbing up I hit his hands and he fell to the floor and I got in big trouble... lol.

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  20. Nice! My sisters and I used to do that to each other too. I fell off the top bunk myself once though, so I always let one of them have it. lol

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  21. There's a certain draw to a bunk bed... as an adult, I find myself thinking about getting one sometimes. Weird, I know.

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  22. I love the retro bunks. Those are fab! Thanks for sharing your story :)

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  23. Love bunk beds! I thought about getting one for our daughter, or rather a loft style, but they're so expensive and I worry about her falling. I'll definitely remember the safety bar if we do get one! :)

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  24. hahaha! What a nice brother! We had bunk beds, too - never crashed though - amazingly! sammiejanL40 at aol dot com

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  25. I have 3 brothers and even though they are in their 20's and 30's they will always be my little brothers and when i talk about them I have to ketch myself because I still call them my little brothers. I have never shared a room with them but I bet it brought you guys closer. Love the Reto bunk beds.

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  26. I love those bunk beds!! My son just HAD to have bunk beds and we finally gave in after months of begging. After about 5 minutes on the top, he had enough and slept on the bottom ever since. Figures. lol

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  27. LOL reminds me of my kids. They used to argue over who gets the top and now I have to make them take turns because no one wants it. :)

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  28. Good story! I used to have a bunkbed that I shared with my little sister. We would fight over who got to sleep in which bunk all the time!

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  29. Great story! Those beds are awesome!
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  30. Great true story, I love it! Another true story, I have no idea which of my not so handy parents installed my and my sister's beds, but they literally crashed completely one night. My top bunk ended up laying slap on top of my poor sister. We were both fine, but um neither of us wanted to sleep on top OR on bottom again lol

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  31. Being the youngest I probably would have wanted the top too, now I see the advantages to the bottom. Thanks for a great story.

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  32. doll house loft bunk bed Transform bedtime into playtime with this amazing Doll House Bunk Bed from Tradewins. Your little ones will absolutely adore this beautiful bunk bed, and it features lots of storage space, making this the perfect centerpiece to your daughter's bedroom.

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