Wednesday, April 20, 2005

See, Mom??? All those wasted mornings...

When I was little, my mother would often tell my brothers and I that we couldn't do fun things outside or with our friends or whatever unless we made our beds first. Well, she may have doomed us to a childhood of respiratory problems. National Geographic this month has a short news piece about a recent study that suggests that microscopic dust mites are less likely to survive in unmade beds since the exposure to air dehydrates them. In a nicely-made bed, warmth and moisture that get trapped in the smoothed sheets may help dust mites thrive.

Yet another justification for my post-parental-home slovenly nature. Now if only I could find a way out of doing the dishes forever and ever :)

1 comment:

Mom said...

I didn't know any better... If I'd known, I'd have said: "No playing outside until you've undone your bed! And make sure to spread your dirty laundry all over the floor!"