Before Michael met me, he used to have a very crisply-made bed. The sheets, pillows, and quilt were positioned just so. Everything was tightly tucked. Perhaps it was because of his military background, but he was impeccable at making a finished bed look perfect. The corners were a sharp 90 degrees that would cut your leg if you walked by too close.
When we married, there was a big discussion about whether or not the bed should be made every day. It was very important to Michael, but I figured, "Why bother?!" since we'd be getting back into it in a few hours anyway. We eventually reached a compromise. While the bed does get made on a daily basis now (usually by me), it's done rather loosely. There's no crazy-tight, under-the-mattress tucking. My claustrophobia has waned.
But now that Liam has entered our lives, our loosely-made bed is getting even more lackadaisical. This is because I've started making the bed with Liam IN it. Perhaps I ought to stop, but when you know you've got a routine that will send your 6-month-old into a fit of giggles, it's just so hard to resist it. :)
I throw the sheets into the air, brush them over his face, and together we play giant-sized version of peek-a-boo. Liam wiggles and giggles and stirs up the sheets and blanket with his happy squeals. And then I pick him up and we're done, leaving a little impression of a certain little someone.
Making the bed has never been so much fun. :)