A Man’s Question: Why The Seventeen Pillows?

So the boy feels that he hasn’t had a say in a while. He wants to know about pillows…. (I’m just glad he didn’t ask why the seventy pairs of shoes!) Here is what he has to say, enjoy! Cait x

So many pillows

So many pillows


Ladies, has your man ever asked you why there are seventeen pillows on your bed?

We understand your need to collect pretty things, we do. But why so many pillows?

Why would you ever need a pillow covered in gold sequins! What on earth is the purpose of that?

Of course as a man, we only need one pillow. It’s for our head. When we sleep.

We can possibly understand a second pillow, for those times when you bring us breakfast in bed, for when we could use a little more lumber support sitting up with a coffee in one hand and the newspaper in the other. That would make some sense.

So where is the practical need for the other fifteen?

Apparently they have names. Side pillow, bolster pillow, californian pillow, body pillow, throw pillow, square pillow, triangle pillow, circle pillow.

But still, WHY???

I mean, have you considered the amount of time it takes to arrange all those pillows every day? After you get up and make the bed, then that night when you turn in for the night. Those 22-odd seconds could be better spent don’t you think? By the end of the year you would have seriously wasted a good portion of a year (8,000 seconds by my count) – I know that if I gave Cait a few thousand more seconds it would probably be spent with a copy of Harpers Bazaar or perhaps another episode of someone self-indulgent taking over New York….

Our bedroom actually struggles at night when we have to find space to put all the pillows…..space is at a premium you know…. what with all her shoes….

But in saying all this, I shouldn’t be complaining…. we only have eight pillows on our bed.

And honey that isn’t an excuse to go buy the other nine ok!!

So what do you think girls? Do we have too many pillows on our beds? Have we read too many InsideOut Magazines? (for the record, I love all my pillows! Cx)

5 Comments on A Man’s Question: Why The Seventeen Pillows?

  1. Jess
    January 20, 2012 at 10:47 am (3 years ago)

    Oh i love this! It sounds just like my man! Who knew this was such a big issue in relationships?

    • ChasingCait
      January 20, 2012 at 10:48 am (3 years ago)

      Tell me about it! I didn’t even know it was an issue until he wrote the blog! haha (and he didn’t let me read it over his shoulder until he had finished it either)

  2. Melinda
    January 19, 2012 at 11:03 am (3 years ago)

    We don’t have many pillows on our bed (I’m more of a cushions on the couch kind of gal) but I always get the “You have one set of feet, why so many shoes” and “Who needs that much nail polish” questions from Mister.

    Men just don’t understand!

  3. Deb
    January 18, 2012 at 10:55 am (3 years ago)

    There are nine pillows on our bed, and there used to be a lovely throw which didn’t make the cut (with thanks to the boy…he seemed to feel it was a bit too much on the days when he was in charge of dressing the bed!) And yes, any more pillows and we would have trouble storing them! Oh and also I don’t think I’m allowed to buy any more for our room. :)

    • ChasingCait
      January 18, 2012 at 10:56 am (3 years ago)

      I have to say, we only have a billion pillows on the bed because we sold one of our couches so they migrated….


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