Children and Expensive Beds

Note to self: Do NOT purchase your children expensive beds. Instead tell them they are camping, buy them a cheap roll pillow, give them a blanket and let them sleep on the floor. No the floors not cold. No the floors not uncomfortable, the floor… it is free…. and SO worth the amount of time that they will spend sleeping on it, instead of the expensive bed you drove 2 hours to buy…. on sale, in a truck you borrowed, only to bring it home… assemble it, and go into your child’s room to find them sleeping on the FLOOR! THAT was a serious WHAT THE HECK moment.

Children and Expensive Beds

Little Man is OBSESSED with Race Cars. We found this bed on sale at a store, 2 hours away from where we lived at the time, and jumped on the chance to give him the bed of his dreams.. Turns out, he is just as happy sleeping on the floor. Had I have known that… I would not have bothered… with the brand new bed… the brand new mattress… and those expensive sheets… pffft, no chance… BUT, we went all out thinking it would make him happy.

Children and Expensive Beds

If I was aware that a cheap pillow to decorate the bed and his blankie would serve him well on the floor, who is to say I would have felt the need to find him the bed of his “dreams”? That bed he is dreaming about; is in his room, except he is dreaming about it from his darn FLOOR! If Baby Girl decides she would like a Princess Bed… she can blame her big brother for her brand new spot on the floor with her cheap princess roll pillow and her quilt… Lesson Learned for Momma.


  1. Christine on July 11, 2012 at 1:11 pm

    LOL! I totally hear you! It goes along the lines of Do Not Buy Children Expensive Toys! They just want to play with the boxes! LOL!

    • Ninja Mommers on July 11, 2012 at 1:13 pm

      LOL! It’s totally true. Almost TOO true. Sneaky little bugs 😛

  2. Tammy @inRdream on July 11, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    Ha ha so true!!! Great advice!

  3. Jennifer on July 11, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    lol we find my youngest on the floor just about anywhere, his bedroom, his brothers bedroom (even under their beds) and sometimes the hallway. pretty much anywhere but his bed!

  4. AnnMarie Brown on July 11, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    LOL… always true!

  5. pam on July 11, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    My best sleeping on the floor story is when my youngest daughter was a baby, my then three year old son would crawl under her crib each night and sleep there. He said it was bunk beds and really kind of precious. Now, at 9 and 6 all they do is fight.

  6. Brandy @insanemamacita on July 11, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Frustrating! But kids are funny.

    We never did the toddler bed thing. I figured it was a complete waste of money. We bought our oldest a twin bed frame and mattress set that can grow with him into his teens (hopefully).

    • Ninja Mommers on July 11, 2012 at 8:11 pm

      This is a Twin bed thank Goodness. Figured he can use the car frame until he moves out… especially now… no more choices for him.

  7. Canadian Dad on July 12, 2012 at 3:45 am

    Okay, my kid doesn’t sleep on the floor but I thought it was hilarious that my son has not only the exact bed, but also that exact sheet set! LOL, boys!

    • Ninja Mommers on July 14, 2012 at 6:09 pm

      That IS Hilarious!! At least yours sleeps in it… lol.

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