Have you ever noticed the way that super neat and perfect people tend to fold towels just right? And they can do it really fast? I am not a perfect towel folder. I have a little craziness in my brain that makes me want my house to look just so, but it doesn't come naturally. And I'm only about 20% successful. (Meaning, 20% of my house looks cute and the other 80% has something spilled on it or has had its contents dumped onto the floor.)
Tonight I had to take the sheets off of our bed and use our only spare set (yes we have only two sets of sheets, king sized sheets are way expensive) because I had ripped the flat sheet in an attempt at "hospital corners." A very, um, vigorous attempt. Keep in mind that I don't really know what hospital corners are, I just read about them from time to time in Domino and Martha. I imagine they are perfectly tucked and folded sheets at the end of the bed, though I'm not really sure. Every hospital bed I've ever seen has had a scratchy sheet and a thin white blanket casually strewn over it, possibly tucked in at the end in some kind of haphazard way. But nothing notable. Nothing helpful.
Am I the only one who can't fold a guest towel or tea towel? Or make a bed?
(I usually feel pretty good about my sloppily made bed simply because I love my duvet cover, but this afternoon Clark drew on said duvet cover with lipstick. This neat and perfect folding business has taken on a new importance.)