A long time ago, so long in fact, I don’t even remember getting these bed sheets. It was definitely pre-Y2K, maybe around 1998. They were great flannel sheets, but I had a black dog who never quit shedding and who also slept in bed with me. If you’ve ever had flannel sheets and a dog you know what I’m talking about. This shit collects dog hair that no clothes drier can suck off and lint rollers are also fairly useless; it just starts to ball up and all one can do is pluck it off one ball at a time.
The second life of my flannel sheets was as a curtain. I know, it doesn’t sound too classy, but I had these metal coils at the top corners of my bedroom window and I could twist the corners of the sheets through them and it made a really nice drape. At least good enough for a single girl/college student who didn’t have a lot of visitors to her bedroom.
After that, the sheet got used as a moving pad and for other odd duties.
It was after I had my son in 2009 that I found a new useful purpose for the sheets, the top sheet anyway. After debating on whether to use cloth diapers, disposable diapers, or a diaper service – I regrettably (for the Earth) went with disposables, washing diapers would have been the straw that broke my back as a new mom, I knew my limits. BUT I decided to make my own reusable butt wipes for diaper changes and created a great butt spray to go with them.Read the rest of this entry