Rahkua's Blog

Rahkua's Blog

A social commentary on the world through my eyes...

Making the Bed...

It's funny; growing up my dad would always force me to make my bed. He would yell (admittedly after asking numerous times) and i would pout and begrudgingly complete the menial chore. From adolescence all the way to young adulthood, I would just die every time i was reminded to tidy covers that were just going to get right back messy at the end of the night. I would  sometimes even choose a whooping over following directions…admittedly a foolish choice since, of course, I still had to make my bed at its conclusion, but with snot bubbles and tears to adorn the covers in the process.

 

I moved out of my parents house at 18 when I went off to college a thousand miles away carrying along with me all the lessons and chore knowledge and responsibility and independence I had gained at home. I knew how to do the simple things that baffled many a college student around me…like cook, or laundry, or…yep, make my bed. (I now realize how much of a difference a made bed makes and I would just die if I came home to a bed of haphazardly tossed sheets and pillows disrupting the chi of my living space!)

 

While there is definitely a balance between the lessons we learn at home and those we pick up through social interaction and just living in general, it all starts with the values and systematic routine bestowed upon us by our parent(s) from the start. 

 

I don't always take my time with sheet tucking perfection…but my bed is always made before I lay down to sleep at night...

 

Could it be a metaphor for life? lol…

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