We’re at the point in our lives where we’re excited to pick out new sheets on a Saturday night trip to Target with our 3-year-old. And I wouldn’t trade it for the world. Walking the aisles while reassuring our child the Legos will still be there a few minutes, pleading with him to wait while we decide on thread count before picking a beautiful compromise of soft cotton sheets decorated with a blue design. It’s our eighth wedding anniversary. Even though when I google traditional anniversary gifts for 8 years I find pottery, my husband read linen somewhere, so that’s what we decided to get ourselves.
New sheets. And they are amazing. Nothing feels better than laying down in a nice, clean bed after a long day. We haven’t bought new sheets in years. It’s the perfect splurge to describe where we are in our relationship. Eric and I got married in 2011, right after we finished college. We spent five years building our life together, finding a home and raising fur babies before we had our own real baby three years ago. Life becomes more full circle every day as we watch him grow up.
But life has also become infinitely busier with another person in our lives. It’s harder to find a moment to ourselves when we’re so tired at the end of the day. But even on the nights when I’m already fast asleep before both our heads hit the pillow, feeling our bodies rest together in the same space is all the calm I need – and all the more reason why our sheets should be nice.
So on this day of our eighth wedding anniversary, I wanted to write about how great our bed linens are. And how even though I wish we spent more evenings sipping margaritas on the patio, cuddling our son to sleep is the new norm for our lives right now. Once this chapter closes, we’ll move on to early morning t-ball games, nap-free weekends and play dates. And I’ll still love you more than I did yesterday.