..."popsicles on the porch"...what a great afternoon treat and our favorite way to spend time together! These are simple and precious moments! Princess #1 and Princess #2 along with Little Man #1 and #2 are my inspiration for most of these writings.

Monday, July 7, 2008

Do you sleep with socks on or off?

I like to sleep on my side or stomach, he likes to sleep on his back...

I like the sheets to be crisp, clean and fresh before snuggling under the covers, he could care less....

I like a firmer pillow, he likes a soft flat pillow

I like a firm (though not too firm) mattress, he likes a super soft pillow top

I can fall asleep with the T.V. on, he likes it off

but believe it or not this last one has been an interesting one around our home lately....

I like to wear socks to bed, he can't stand to sleep with socks on.

I know, I know, what problems we have right? But seriously, we both have strong reasons why we wear or don't wear socks to bed.

Apparently, it makes him too hot and uncomfortable. Therefore, I often find this on the floor by the side of his bed.

I on the other hand, can't stand sleeping without socks. My feet get too cold. It doesn't matter what the weather is like outside I always have to wear socks to bed.

The other day this topic came up in our conversation with some friends. Seems I was in the minority for wearing socks to bed. In fact, some people (whose names I won't mention, Ernie and Billy--whoops!) even mentioned that not only do they prefer to sleep without socks, but they have to sleep with their feet out of the covers...something about being claustrophobic! What?!!

I think I can deal with having to sleep with your socks off but what's the deal with covering your whole body except your bare feet?? I can't stand the thought of them hanging out all lonely and cold.

Seriously...why not be fair to the rest of your body and sleep without covers all together? If this was Tim, I don't think I'd be able to sleep!! He'd probably get a visit from the night fairy who'd tuck his feet back under the covers...or at least put socks on them! :)

I got to wondering just how many people like to sleep with socks. So, what about you? Do you sleep with your socks on or off?


Erin said...

Off in the summer, but definitely under covers. But in the winter, the thickest, softest, longest socks I can find!
You're not totally alone.

Melissa said...

Socks during the winter, but just until my feet warm-up and then they must come off! During the summer, I sometimes sleep with my feet out from under the comforter... it's the best way I've found to regulate my body temperature. :)

Morgan said...

socks off!! winter or summer. and feet uncovered!! ha ha! i am with ernie and billy, although i don't really get claustrophobic, more because they just need to 'breathe'. i know, go ahead and laugh. :)

The Vann's said...

I like my socks off when I sleep. But, I will tell you I can't stand dirty feet in my bed. I usually wear socks or house shoes around the house becuase I don't like floor germs in my bed. If I have not been wearing socks or house shoes I most likely will have to wash my feet before climbing in. Haha!

Anonymous said...

This is too funny! Monty is the total opposite of me. He has to have his covers tucked in the side of the bed, feet under the covers. I have to have the sheets untucked (yes, I too feel claustrophobic) and I can't stand socks! Neither can I stand my feet under the covers!! Monty laughs at me, but I laugh right back at his need to be all tucked in like he's a baby being swaddled! ha!

Anonymous said...

Socks on! All year long! By the morning they usually end up on the floor next to the bed or rolled up under the pillow. I am so used to sleeping with socks on, that if I go to bed without them, they usually end up on anyway. I sleep walk. (and apparently sleep dress).

Anonymous said...

I absolutely have to sleep with socks on no matter what time of year or if I'm just taking a nap. If one comes off in the middle of the night I am most definitely searching for it or going to get another pair.