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Jan
09
2012

We all have weird things we do. Things that we may not exactly tout at cocktail parties. Instead we focus on other things. Like if I met you at a party, I might brag that I once won a typing award in high school or that I was insanely close to being on “Real World San Francisco” or that there was a time when I actually liked mock turtlenecks.  You would obviously be quite impressed by these things.

But I might leave out the fact that I wear my slippers in bed. Like under the covers.

I frankly don’t understand why everyone doesn’t do this. With slippers, my feet can be warm yet they don’t get claustrophobic. Yes, feet can suffer from claustrophobia.

I know because my father-in-law is a podiatrist. And he told me it’s true. Or maybe I dreamed that he said it which could be the case because right after he told me about the feet claustrophobia thing, I married my super hot 5th grade math teacher and then I turned into a mermaid. Either way, I think we have our confirmation.

I hate wearing socks to bed. My feet feel all hot and they can’t breathe. With slippers, they feel toasty and then I can easily remove them when my feet get overheated.

Now some people and I don’t want to get specific (my husband and everyone else I have ever mentioned this to) thinks this is a strange habit.

Frankly, I don’t think that anyone who sleeps with one leg under the sheets and one leg over the sheets and again, I don’t want to mention any names (my husband), should be criticizing another person’s sleep habits. I mean, how cruel is it to allow one leg to be comfy and warm under the covers and make the other leg hang out on top of the comforter, enduring terrible drafts.  It’s a heart breaking scenario isn’t it?!

Every morning, while one of Rick’s legs is trying to recover from another bitter cold night, I hop out of bed and always inadvertently leave my slippers under the covers. Later, when I make the bed, I obviously remove them.

However, if Rick makes the bed, he just leaves the slippers in there which gives the impression that there are two husky chipmunks living in the bottom of our bed. It kind of annoys me but not as much as pulling out the slippers and remaking the bed, so I just let the chipmunks live peacefully and go on with my day.

Personally, I don’t think of wearing slippers to bed as a strange habit. It’s just something that no one else has had the foresight to try.  I think of myself as sort of a slipper visionary.  I look forward to the day when others follow my lead and we all can sleep with warm, happy feet.

 

43 Responses to that super weird thing you do

  • Nicole says:

    Count me in there…when I’m lucky enough to have actually found my slippers and have time laze around in them, the last think i want to do is remove them, even in bed :) The leg in leg out thing, though, I’ve done that too.

  • Emily says:

    I totally wear slippers to bed. It’s not weird. What’s weird is when people wear them to the store. With regular clothes.

    • kelcey says:

      You’re in luck b/c I don’t bring my slippers when I travel. I can’t really go into it b/c I would get far too emotional but there’s a Hilton on the West Coast that is still in possession of a fabulous pair of m pink slippers.

  • Diane says:

    What a great place to hide the slippers from the dog. She’ll never think to look in a made up bed. Thanks to Rick for the tip!

  • Mynde says:

    I totally wear slippers to bed. And I sleep with one leg on top of the covers. I’ve never mentioned either of these things to anyone before.

  • Lanie says:

    It is definitely not weird. You are a trend setter. Fletcher and Alyssa wear slippers to bed. They are Elmo and Mickey so they just blend in with all their other stuffed animals. xoxo

  • Becca says:

    I’ve taken to wearing my slippers to bed. My feet have never been so happy. But I also find myself doing the one leg in, one leg out, but usually in the summer.

    Of course I have my daughter to thank for my slippers. She scored 3 pairs this December between her birthday and Christmas. And mine were old and worn so I just “borrow” some of her instead.

  • franny says:

    Thanks for the morning laugh!!! I once made the dog into the bed. And my slippers did NOT find him! After that fiasco, I just gave up making the bed at all!!!

  • Nancy in Montana says:

    I wouldn’t wear my slippers to bed because I wear them in the house, walk on the floors which are not always super-clean and even wear them outside to get the mail, occasionally. That would mean there’s a strong chance that the dirt on the soles could be transferred to the nice clean sheets – ugh. I guess it’s just a Virgo thing. Warm toes right away would be nice though.

    • Tiffany says:

      Lol, just saw your comment, totally agree. I’m a scorpio. I turn on my electric blanket about an hour or maybe 10 minutes if I remember before I go to sleep.

  • Tiffany says:

    I’m confused, don’t they fall off as soon as you go to sleep? What’s the point. Also I never put my slippers on the bed because I’ve been walking around the house all day in them and what if dirt or smooshed cheerio was on there and then was in my bed! Yuck.

    • kelcey says:

      I don’t really wear them around the house. And yes, they do sort of fall off when I go to sleep but I don’t know.. it just sort of works for me. :)

  • Dorothy says:

    Ok thought I was the only one thinking euwww, I step in stuff all the time with them on, cat puke, water from the water bowl, dropped food, fuzzies from the danged animals, the very reason I wear them around the house instead of just socks or barefeet! Are these slippers only bedslippers and never make to a floor? I don’t know about you but my floors are rarely that clean!
    But that’s how I make my bed, yank the comforter and sheet up over the pillow and call it good.
    One of my weird things I do is to have 4 different cereals (only for me) that I mix together in the morning, and depending on my mood is how much of each goes in my bowl. That way I get a variety in every bite! Lasts me a long time too.

    • kelcey says:

      That cereal thing is interesting! I’ll have to try that. :) I don’t really wear my slippers around the house. Maybe that’s the really weird part!

  • DawnGes says:

    I knew that something was afoot the minute I started reading this post. So glad you’ve stopped “covering up” the truth about yourself.

    There are still people who make their beds in the morning? WOW!:)

  • My feet ALWAYS suffer from claustrophobia, so you are thoroughly un-weird. I do wear socks to bed for warmth, as my house is similar to the Ice Hotel, but take them off within an hour before my toes have a panic attack.

  • Jodi F. says:

    I sleep in socks, but end up taking them off at some point during the night when I am overly warm. This might be a great alternative. Now I just need slippers.

  • amy says:

    Whoa. I do this too but I never realized it was one of my “that weird thing you do” things until I read this (here via BlogHer). Shoot. Well, so be it. I stand unignorant of my weirdness, but not alone, apparently, since you sleep with slippers on too. Whew.

  • Tricia says:

    Listen. It’s all about making things right with the world. For example, I must fall asleep facing to the right of my bed. Otherwise the nightmares will get me. And if the nightmares get me how will I ever dream the important info like slippers will keep my feet toasty without suffocating their independence.

    I’m totally trying the slipper thing. I’m certain my husband will thank you.


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