This post was inspired by a commercial, specifically one for Apple’s I-phone. You may have seen the commercial I’m speaking of, it’s called Parenthood and its a series of scenes of parents using various apps from their phones for things that involve their children. Basically it’s showing off all their cool apps. Theres an app to help parents with everything from getting the toddler to brush their teeth to finding a lost family pet. The song ‘Life of Dreams’ by Julie Doiron plays throughout the commercial, which some people don’t like (according to the reviews) but I happen to love.
The kids are cute and the song gets stuck in my head every time I hear it, but there is one scene in particular that really caught my attention. It’s the last one, the one where the dad uses the flashlight on his phone to check for monsters under the bed while his child waits beside him. Of course there was nothing under the bed but a stuffed animal.
That brought back memories of tucking my 5 into bed every night (and what an ordeal it was) but that’s not what bothered me about the commercial. Every time I watched it I imagined someone looking under my bed and I knew without using my phone flashlight that there was more than a stuffed bear under my bed. A. Lot. More.
Anything we needed out of the way in a hurry got shoved under the bed. Add to that the items that fell behind the headboard and the things that accidentally got kicked under there and you have quite a collection of junk.
So today I decided to tackle the dust bunnies under my bed, only they weren’t bunnies. They were dust ELEPHANTS.
I checked the I-phone commercial again and then double checked online. As best I can tell there is not an app for cleaning under your bed. So I did myself and it wasn’t a pretty sight.
Picture me with a broom, a vacuum, and garbage bags half under my bed, grunting, sweating and grumbling under my breath while two very confused dogs watched and wondered if I had gone crazy.
I am happy to report that if you come to my house for a visit and want to look under my bed, all you will see is carpet. The dust elephants are sucked up and the rest of the stuff is in the garbage. Now when I watch the commercial I can concentrate on how cute the kids are and not worry about what’s beneath my bed.
Which reminds me of another commercial, the one that asks “Whats in your wallet?”
My question for you is “What’s under your bed?”
Dust bunnies or dust elephants?