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Eating in Bed

How many of you eat in bed? Not a chicken parm sandwich or anything, but like a bagel, a cookie, maybe some popcorn?

My husband and I have an ongoing debate about eating in bed. I am all for it, while he is strongly against it. Honestly, I think it has something to do with how you’re raised. Growing up, we’d hang out in my parents’ king-sized bed to watch movies or our favorite TV shows and we’d nosh. My dad would bring up a tray of dip and chips or cheese and pretzels and we’d chow down. I never thought anything of it until my husband told me, “You aren’t supposed to eat in bed Michelle.” Say what?

At first it was funny. He would say, “No eating cookies in bed, Ernie,” referencing the infamous exchange between Sesame Street’s Burt and Ernie. He’d occasionally eat in bed, but he’s less tolerant now that we’ve shared a bed for nearly 10 years. He says I leave crumbs in bed, which somehow find their way onto his side. I don’t agree. I’m rarely, if ever, eating under the covers. When we’re watching a movie in bed, I want to eat the popcorn or ice cream all snug in bed without interrupting the film. And when I’m sick, it’s a no brainer (though he’s much more lenient when I’m sick). I’m not eating dinner or a big meal, though admittedly, I have indulged in a cup of soup for lunch sometimes while I’m here by myself.  Shhh!

I’ve since starting asking friends about their “eating in bed” habits and it’s pretty mixed, though I think fewer people eat in bed than I had imagined. So what do you think? Is it OK to eat in bed? The jury is still out in our household!