Saturday, March 27, 2010

If I Were A Boy, I'd Demand A Car Bed


I was never much into boys' toys, boys' movies or even boys' shows as a kid. Never cared about my brother's Transformers, cap guns (though I loved the gun powder smell) or his little red boxing gloves. I do remember being super jeal when my paternal grandparents gifted him a kid-sized beautiful baby blue Jeep one Christmas. Where was mine? Why was I stuck with an Alvin & The Chipmunks Christmas album (which I loved, but still) and a stuffed Bambi? I wanted that damn car so badly. I think I was too big to fit into it so it wasn't like we got to share it.

In addition to the baby blue Jeep, I always wished I could have a car bed ... They were typically made of wood or sturdy plastic. I remember Ricky Schroder had one on Silver Spoons. I thought it was the coolest thing ever. But alas, a girl gets a frilly, gingham canopy bed--which I adored, don't get me wrong, but come on, frills are not as cool as a CAR!



Anyway, if you have a son, I personally believe you should consider getting him a race car bed, even if it's from a tag sale or check out this site. They have some there or check out Jenny Matlock's blog for a cool giveaway.

32 comments:

Geof said...

Before I scrolled down, first thing I thought was "Silver Spoons" and haha there it was when I did scroll down.

Ever see "Grandma's Boy"? Some grown man sleeps in one of those...f'n hysterical.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

See and I wanted one of those huge canopy beds with the curtains to close and all the other features. But to me it wasn't 'girlie'. It was a bed fit for a Sultan. I had a bit of a royalty complex even back then.

If I had one of those I would have told my friends that the curtains were there to keep out the mosquitoes at night just like in those jungle movies.

I think our wishes cancel each other out in the larger univererse so we are fine.

JC said...

I never had a car bed . . .

However, I did used to have a mattress with pictures of race cars on it when I was about that age. It brings back memories.

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Jerry said...

Oh I so wanted a car bed when I was growing up but it wasn't affordable and not practical. I do want to get my son a car bed but we just got free practically new bed so I am out of luck right now. But maybe one day soon I can surprise him with one. =)

Tina said...

My bed was a boat, but only in my imagination. Thanks for the hyperlink tip!

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The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

LOL, my son had a car bed :)

Tracy

Hope Chella said...

This is so cool!!!! :)

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Pat Tillett said...

I never had a car bed, but I did have some PJ's with race cars printed on them.
Or maybe they were just stains...A boy can dream, can't he?

Copyboy said...

Yeah, I was always jealous of the Ricker's car bed. My parents gave me the ol' song and dance that it just wasn't practical. I got some formica monstrosity instead.

Bossy Betty said...

I STILL want a car bed! I do!

Brittney said...

its never to late to get a car bed, have you seen grandma's boy? Hahaha!! its too funny!!!

I may have to get my son one of these when he gets a little older

Kate said...

Boy? Someone else's kid?

Hell no, you buy one for me! I'll sleep in a racecar bed happily, even if my feet probably would stick out the end.

Christiejolu said...

My nephew had a race car bed! He outgrew it fast.

Riot Kitty said...

You don't have to be a boy to demand a car bed ;)

Blast from the Past said...

Well - yeah, Ally... these were cool. As with so many cool things from this age (the 80's?) they came along after I was too old to have them.

...and my son is 19, so he's kinda out of the picture...

I'll just set my heart on buying a real sports car now - someday...

You know, though, us boys never got cool things like easy bake ovens! :)

nikki said...

My son is three. And alas, we decided to go with the regular twin bed when he moved out of his crib last year. Sorry to disappoint you!

TS Hendrik said...

One of my friend's when I was kid had a bed that was in the shape of a plane. I was infinitely jealous.

katie beth said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and following! Your blog is super cute!

I thought car beds were cool when I was a kid, and I wasn't a boy! I think it would be right up my husbands alley to have a TRUCK bed now.

Jerry said...

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Mainland Streel said...

I always wanted one of those car beds when I was a kid! And one of those mini Jeep things! Alas, I got Barbies instead.

sarahjayne smythe said...

I love that bed. And I'm here following you now. :)

Mimi said...

OMG! Just stumbled upon your blog and love, love, love it! I never wanted a race car bed, but I did have a frilly pink canopy bed. Ugh! I also have to say that FASHION PLATES were my absolute favorite! Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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Jenny said...

What a great post...even without the link to my giveaway!

Sadako said...

This totally makes me think of the Simpsons quote, "I sleep in a racecar, where do YOU sleep?" "I sleep in a big bed with my wife!"

heidi said...

All i thought was 'the rickster' and there he was! My first visit to your blog was a happy one! Thanks for rocking Rick into it today. Come visit me, too!

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Jane said...

They so didnt have these when I was a kid. I would have loved it

Ashley King said...

haha!
my husband said if we got him a race car bed, he'd have race car dreams, which would leave major race car skids....
booooo to the race car dreams.
it's hard to find a good bed these days....

i'm TOTALLY with you on wanting the jeep.
i was like 12 and wanted one.
so instead, i bought my daughter one when she was 3....

and i totally tried to drive it....

Kato said...

Are you kidding?? I want a freaking race car bed NOW!

Michelle Pixie said...

Too bad they don't make those for grown-ups! Can you imagine if they came in Cal-King?!

Powdered Toast Man said...

I never had a cool race car bed. I was stuck with sharing a room with my brother and having bunk beds. When you don't have a bunk bed you think it's cool but it was a pain in the ass climbing up and down that thing all the time.

ASBLACKASOBAMA said...

I always wanted one too! I was stuck with a stupid bunk bed because I had to share a room with my stupid brother.... At least I got the top bunk....

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

I had a canopy bed growing up. It was fun, until I bent the canopy poles by trying to swing on it. My nephew's gonna get a Thomas the Train bed. How cool is that? My personal preference would be the Mock 5.
Cheers, and I hope you're feeling better. (Sorry I've been a bit MIA.)
Cheers,
Robyn

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