Welp. I’m done for. My youngest baby – my 3-year-old son – just transitioned from his toddler bed into his big boy bed and I am finished. I’m done for. Seriously, I don’t know how I’m going to handle the rest of my life as a parent. It’s so hard, right? They just grow up way too fast. The days are long, but the years are short.
When I was approached with the opportunity to try out The Dream Bed™, I had to swallow that lump in my throat and face the facts. My son is three years old and still in a baby bed. He’s tall for his age and his poor little gangly legs were hanging off his bed. It’s time, right? Yes, okay. I know. It’s time.
Despite my own motherly reservations, I have to admit this partnership with The Dream Bed couldn’t have come at a better time – I’m actually in the process of building my son his new big boy bed (I hope to have it done in time for Christmas!). I recently built my daughter her big girl bed, so naturally, it was my son’s turn.
This is how the bed showed up on my doorstep:
Teeth marks? Check.
Hand-me-down sheets? Check.
A tad too small for him? Double check.
Did you know the Dream Bed doubles as a rocket ship?
No bed frame.
Just a mattress.
On the floor.
Like my husband had, when we first started dating.
So I ran out to my garage and built him a platform bed. It took less than hour and about $30 to build. I’ll be sharing a quick post on that soon, but I followed these platform bed plans by Ana White. This platform bed is just a placeholder until I finish building his real big boy bed. It’s going to be epic. I can’t wait to share the details with y’all. I’m giddy about it.
Now let’s talk about this bed. It’s pretty freakin’ awesome. And I’m not just saying that because this is a sponsored post. It really is. My daughter wants one of her own. And so does my husband. What the what.
I think it’s safe to say that they all think it’s the best mattress in this house. And we paid well over a thousand dollars for our king-size mattress. I will not, however, admit to this because we paid well over a thousand dollars for our king-size mattress.
Okay, okay, so this bed is awesome. But what’s even more awesome is this company. Now, I do most of my shopping online, but I would never dream of shopping for a mattress online (see what I did there?). Well, with a 180-night guarantee, you can try the bed out for almost half the year and if you find out that it’s not the bed for you, you can return it for a full refund, no questions asked. And when you place your order, you get free 2-day shipping so you can start your 180-night trial before you know it.
BUY A DREAM. GIVE A DREAM.
All good things, right? But here’s the kicker. Here’s the real reason why I said “yes” to this company. For every bed sold, The Dream Bed donates a bed to a person in need. Seriously. How amazing is that? Buy a dream, give a dream. I love a company that pays it forward. Or in this case, they #dreamitforward
So while my son is sleeping soundly on his new Dream Bed, I am thumbing through his baby books, weeping quietly in a dark corner. Oh, Motherhood, what a fierce and relentless force you are.
*This post was sponsored by The Dream Bed™. All opinions, happy dances, and confessions of undying love are my own.