Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Sleepless in Coffs; I Happily Subscribe to the Philosophy {Lsquo}if It Makes Noise and It's Not Supposed to {Ndash} Ignore It'

Newspaper article Coffs Coast Advocate (Coffs Harbour, Australia)

Sleepless in Coffs; I Happily Subscribe to the Philosophy {Lsquo}if It Makes Noise and It's Not Supposed to {Ndash} Ignore It'

Article excerpt

THERE'S been a lot of groaning in our bedroom lately.

When I happened to mention it to my long-time doona partner (who, after all my prayers, still isn't Johnny Depp) I was given a triumphant grin that stretched from ear to satisfied ear.

Granted, it's quite handy what hubby has managed to pick up from watching the SBS Slovakian movie-of-the-week (and after one particularly enthusiastic incident last month I also have my suspicions about a possible sneak peak of a 'special' Austar channel) but as much as hubby would like to claim responsibility for initiating all the noise in our bedroom, I know who the real culprit is.

And let's just say when your mattress is making more noise in the boudoir than you do, it's time to go shopping.

It was probably about 12 months ago when our mattress first developed the occasional quirky noise.

To be truthful, it was almost five months before I realised it was the mattress and not hubby - it's surprising what you can leave unquestioned after years of marriage, a shared Visa card bill and two children.

I happily subscribe to the philosophy 'if it makes noise and it's not supposed to - ignore it'.

Obviously my kids hate this line of logic.

But to me it's perfectly reasonable.

Take the family wagon as a recent example.

When it started to make a squeaky noise I ignored it and got another 20,000 incident-free kilometres.

However, once I questioned that squeak, there was no going back.

Before I knew it the car was up on blocks, the mechanic was reading it the last rites and I was negotiating a second mortgage.

Sure, deep down I'd known for some time our trusty old mattress was nearing the end of its tour of duty but l chose to be philosophical and ignore it.

That was until the other week when my youngest wanted to know what all the squeaking in the middle of the night was about leaving me two choices - come clean about the whole after dark SBS thing or buy a new mattress. …

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