Wednesday, February 10, 2010

I Confess: I HATE Matt's Pillow

Matt has had the same. exact. pillow for over 10 years. He claims they don't make them the same anymore, so he will never switch. Ever.

This particular pillow smells like it has been around for 10 years. And if you know me, you know I'm super-sensitive when it comes to smells. Just imagine 10 years of sweat, drool and sleep.Recently, the 'special' pillow has been tearing apart. Pretending to be a good wife, I have sewn it up a couple of times. This last time I sewed it, I asked Matt if there were any other spots that were about to bust that he thought I should try and make stronger. His response: 'well, the whole thing is about to fall apart, really'. At least he realizes this.Will he allow me to buy him a new pillow or even look for new ones? No.
He says, 'It will be impossible to find a pillow exactly like the one I have.'

I know. That's the point.


  1. I love it! I like you "pretending" to be a good wife... :) Maybe someday he'll be okay with a new one...

  2. How funny...My husband has the same thing. A gross OLD pillow that he will not do without. Must be a man thing.

  3. haha - I loved this post!! :) Such a perfect expression of the endearing little habits of our spouses that we lovingly endure (and they in us). It's great.

  4. Oh gosh, I know exactly what your talking about. Thinking about 10 years of nastiness is making me gag right now. It needs maybe like 5 pillcases????? Maybe You'll get lucky and it really will fall to peices :)

    P.S. I'm going to Safari World on a field trip tomorrow, again with grade 4. I'll let you know how it goes :)

  5. Um, gross. Need I send him studies on what's inside that pillow?
    I actually didn't know you were supposed to wash pillows every other month and get rid of them about every two years until recently. I used a really old pillow for years too.
    It is so worth the switch. If only for health reasons!
    And if he's not willing, wash it often.