A conversation between a mother and two teenage boys.
“Okay, we need to find bedroom furniture. Choose the beds and dressers you want for your room. Wow, nice things here at IKEA.” – Mom
“I want a loft bed with a sofa underneath. I need a place to relax and hang out.” – Tall Boy
“I don’t want a loft bed. No more bunk beds, Dude. We are too old for bunk beds. Besides where am I am supposed to put my bed, if you have a sofa?” – Old Boy
“Dad said a loft would be a cool idea.” – Tall Boy
“Well, Dad isn’t here, Mom is. What do you think Mom?” – Old Boy
“I…um…I think we should look a dressers first. Here they are. I was thinking one very tall dresser for the two of you to share. Keep in mind your bedroom is small.” – Mom
“NO WAY. I want my own dresser. I like this one. Cool right? I like the color…white.” – Old Boy
“I want my own dresser too. But white is gross. I like the black one.” – Tall Boy
“Everything you have is black. Venture out for once. Besides white will match our desk.” – Old Boy
“I don’t care about matching. White is for girls. I want a boy bedroom not a girl’s one.”- Tall Boy
Mom slaps her head in frustration.
“Let’s head back to the bed section. Now, I do not think a loft bed will work. How about these nice bed frames?” – Mom
“They are too low the ground. I want to be higher up. These beds remind me of sleeping on the floor. I do not want to feel like I am camping every night.” – Old Boy
“I need a bigger bed. These beds are dinky and for babies. Now this bed is more like it…see.” – Tall Boy
“Son, that is a queen size bed. Dad and I share a bed that size. You can’t get one for just you and put it into your room. Your brother will not have room for his bed.” – Mom
“He always thinks of himself…typical.” – Old Boy
“I do not. You are the one who wants white girl furniture.” – Tall Boy
“Shut up.” – Old Boy
“You shut up.” – Tall Boy
“Jerk.” – Old Boy
“Idiot.”- Tall Boy
Mom walks away from boys.
“Hey Mom, where are you going? We didn’t pick out our new furniture.” – Tall Boy
“Home.” – Mom
Mom walks out of the store. Two sullen, quiet, teenage boys follow.
- Bunk Beds for an Older Generation (chictip.com)