THE BEDROOM — We all have our own ways of getting ready for bed.
For me, it usually involves saying, “I’ll watch one quick episode on Netflix,” and then wondering why it’s suddenly 3 a.m. Oops!
But when I was a child, it was not the newest comedy specials and dramedies that lulled me to sleep; it was my mom’s nightly kiss — and no one else’s lips could compare. Not dad’s, not my brothers’, probably not even Santa’s. I even once told my father his kisses were “great, but not mommy kisses.” Ouch — burn. Sorry about that, Dad.
Even when my mom started working nights when I was 5, I was not ready to compromise on my vitally important goodnight kiss. So, my mom would come home between midnight and 6 a.m. to me playing happily in my room, awaiting the smooch I deserved.
So yes, nightly routines can be of a phenomenal importance.
The right pillows, position or partner (if you’re lucky enough to have one) can make or break a good night’s rest. Everything needs to be right or tossing and turning might very well ruin tomorrow.
For this puppy, it’s tucking himself into the blankets that makes bedtime perfect.
He’s got it down to an art form. The puppy has burrowed himself into the softest, warmest thing around and masterfully used his snout to ensure maximum comfy coverage.
And when his snout isn’t enough? Good thing he’s got his paws to pull the fabric up to his chin.
This pup knows that an uncovered limb, a tangled torso or an unfamiliar lump can ruin his precious sleep, and it’s worth a few moments of fiddling to fix. And then, it’s flawless.
Mom, holding the camera, goes in to say goodnight and this pooch can’t help but perk up. A chin pops up, a mouth opens slightly in gleeful anticipation, and two tiny paws poke out in their infinite cuteness.
We can only assume that cuddles and much love followed this clip.
While we might not all have such cute nightly routines, let’s remember to value our own and at least try to sleep at a reasonable hour.
Kaitlyn Workman is a University of Utah political science and mass communications major. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org