Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Kate's Tip: How to Short Sheet a Bed

I got kicked off the couch last night. I'm not kidding. Jon asked me to move to the other couch so he could stretch his legs out. STRETCH HIS LEGS OUT? He would rather stretch his legs out than sit next to his wife? I think the marriage is over. Okay, probably not, but I know someone who's getting his sheets shortened tonight. (Let's see how well he stretches his legs out tonight!) I have the added bonus of time on my side since Jon is on a surf-date this evening with one of his friends.

For those of you who have never been to camp, or aren't familiar with "short sheeting a bed" I'll fill you in. To short sheet a bed is to fix the sheets so they look normal, but when the sleeper crawls into the bed they find they are unable to get in past halfway. Now, normally I wouldn't recommend doing this if you share a bed,but I'm lucky enough that Jon is almost a foot taller than me. That means I can short sheet the bed enough to make me comfortable, and he's still going to be affected. Or even better, I can make myself busy round bedtime and wait for him to get into the bed. Either way, I win - he loses.

Rather than go through a step by step, I found this handy dandy video to walk you through it. (Google is your friend):


  1. Hee Hee this is funny! My mom and dad used to short sheet my grandparents bed on their anniversary, NICE....let us know his reaction ;)

  2. I don't even make the bed. Too much work.