Things that I do that Adults Probably Don’t Do: ABC Edition

Recently, while binge watching stories on Youtube, I came across this little gem by Jaiden Animations.

I figured that at 30+, I definitely meet the adult age qualification.  Besides, I’m already married, so I’m pretty sure I should start adulting soon, right?

Right?

1. Gummy Candy Multivites

After years of trying to remember to take my tasteless multivitamin capsules, and generally having them expire since I can’t seem to keep them on my schedule, I stumbled across these:

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All my prayers have been answered!

And immediately thought that they were the best thing since sliced bread.

So, despite DebsG’s protests that gummy candies are not a very efficient vehicle for vitamins, I bought them.

Since then, my sweet tooth hasn’t let me miss a single dose in months.  I even time the taking of my other meds around the gummyvites so that I remember to take everything.

So, phhhhhhbtt DebsG, you’re not the boss of me!

2. All Nighties All the Time

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I hate hate hate clothes.  Image (c) Catana Comics

Like Catana of Catana Comics, I hate clothes.  I just don’t like the feeling of cloth on my skin, especially if it’s a hot day.

That being said, it’s not generally socially acceptable run around naked all day, so I spend about 90% of my days wearing loose, ill-fitting nighties.

Half my closet is nighties!  They’re so snuggly and warm!  I can throw one on in the morning, go outside and do the gardening in soft, fluffy comfort, then toss it off once I get back inside!  It’s perfect!

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Tippy Bear chillin’ in my bedroom

3. Cuddle my Teddy Bear to Sleep

This is Tippy Bear.  The Boobook gave him to me as a congratulatory present after I graduated from my Masters.  We actually went to the teddy bear shop to pick him out together, though that’s a story for another day.

I cannot sleep without Tippy Bear.  If we’re going overseas, we have to bring him with us so that I can get to sleep at night.  Mind you, I just need him to get to sleep, as he’s often abandoned and left to fend for himself on the bedroom floor or somewhere in the bed once I’m actually unconscious.

I think it’s a comfort thing because I’ve always slept with a stuffed toy growing up.  Plus, it’s nice to have something to cuddle as I’m falling asleep and the Boobook, bless his soul, tends to put out so much heat that cuddling him is like hugging a furnace.

That, and he complains that I drool all over him.

At least Tippy never complains.

4. Play Teddy Bear Puppet Theatre with my Husband

‘Nuff said.

In my defence, it’s not like the Boobook doesn’t talk back to Tippy and cuddle him too.  He says it’s great practise for when we actually have kids.

5.  Make Blanket Forts

I love duvets and we have a really comfortable couch, so most days I combine the two for the ultimate comfort.  It helps with the rabbits as well, since they tend to get a lot more cuddly when there’s a burrow-like structure available.

I do most of my writing and knitting on the couch, so having a warm blanket to cover me up is great.

This is more of a recent development, since I couldn’t do this back in my old apartment.  My couch was terrible and I didn’t have rabbits back then.

So, those are the five things that I do that adults probably don’t do.  I hope you enjoyed it.  DebsG, I challenge you to do it too.

Also as an aside, I’d try Jaiden Animations‘ “Perfect Bite (TM)” eating style, but I’m often so hungry that I just snarf everything down before I can even start analysing it!  (And often before I can even take a picture of it, too)

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The importance of a good pillow (or, Sofzsleep saves my sanity)

As you may already know, I suffered terribly with all-day sickness and vomiting during pregnancy as well as blinding migraines, and was pretty much a complete wreck of a person.

During the early days of my pregnancy last year, Sofzsleep got in contact with me to ask if I would be happy to help them review their new junior pillow for kids. Unfortunately, I had to turn their offer down as I did not think I would be able to produce a decent post for them within the time frame that they stipulated, as I was barely able to look at my computer for more than a few minutes a time without triggering a migraine. Sofzsleep very kindly decided to send across their classic pillow, as a gesture of goodwill with no obligation to write a review about it.

I passed the new pillow onto the Barn Owl that very evening. He’d been commenting that we should change our down pillows as they were starting to lose their shape, but we had never considered using latex pillows before.

The minute the Barn Owl laid his head down on the new Sofzsleep pillow, he exclaimed, “Wow! It’s like sleeping on a cloud!”. The next day, he commented that he was feeling strangely relaxed before work, so much so that he didn’t require his usual morning kopi-infusion of caffeine. “That was the best sleep I’ve had in a long time.”

As for me, it was the best sleep that I’d ever had in a long time, because the Barn Owl didn’t snore all night. I normally have to wake up one or two times at night to jab him in the head to get him to turn to the side (although turning to the side didn’t always reduce the snoring), but that night, he didn’t make a single sound.

Owls Well says: Good pillow = good sleep = good morning = everyone wins!

Six months later, I was still enjoying a silent night and a good sleep, and I noticed that the pillow, being made of dunlop latex, maintained its shape well. I was totally convinced of the awesome power of somnolence that a good quality pillow would have, so I went and bought FOUR more pillows – for myself, for the Aged Ps and one for J. (Little E doesn’t use a pillow to sleep – she prefers to sleep on her face).

I decided to get the Sofzsleep ‘Design’ pillow as it has both a firm side and a soft side, as my parents have different preferences for pillow firmness. Unfortunately, I had just missed the Sofzsleep Chinese New Year promotion but the Sofzsleep folk were kind enough to let me purchase the pillows at a small discount! Thanks, Sofzsleep!

For J, the pillow’s natural anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and hypoallergenic properties help him to have a better rest. I am also very impressed by the Sofzsleep Oeko-Tex® Standard 100 certification (amongst others), which is the highest standard of health certification available, meaning that all components of the pillow are free from harmful substances making it safe for even for babies!

Thumper enjoying some tummy time on the silky bamboo cover of the Sofzsleep design pillow.

Thumper enjoying some tummy time on the silky bamboo cover of the Sofzsleep design pillow.

As for the Aged Ps, they have been using their new pillows for a few months now. Although the pillows haven’t had the same magical effect on my dad’s nightly noises as they did on the Barn Owl, my dad says, “I don’t know how come when I use this pillow, I sleep so well. And it bounces back into shape. I like it.” I have also noticed that they have not commented on having neck or shoulder pain for some months!

YAY DAUGHTER WIN AND SCORE POINTS WITH AGED Ps = 100% my money back!!!!

A Bonus for Owls Well Readers: Sofzsleep has kindly agreed to sponsor a giveaway of one adult-sized pillow (classic or design model worth SGD$128) to one lucky Owls Well Reader! Huzzah!

If you would like to win a Sofzsleep latex pillow, just complete the following:

  1. Be a fan of the Sofzsleep Facebook page
  2. Like and share this Facebook post, tagging 3 friends – make sure your post is public!
  3. Leave a comment below telling me about a dream that you once had as well the name of your Facebook account that you used to like and share the page. Don’t forget to include your email address! (If you would like to send me the email address privately, leave a comment for the other answers, then email me at 4owlswell [at] gmail [dot] com)

(Giveaway is open to anyone with a Singapore address and will end on 16th August 2015. Winners will be picked via Random.org – just make sure you complete all 3 easy steps!)

Update: This giveaway is now closed and the winner has been emailed! Thanks for playing!