Bunk Bed Stories

Have you ever tried to listen in on what you’re kids are talking about, especially on sleep-overs when they pretend they’re going to sleep and you pretend you don’t know they’re staying up talking well into the night? It’s not nice to be a snoop, of course, but I have a memory and I know that when kids get into their bunkbeds, they talk about all kinds of crazy things. There’s usually a meaning attached to them as well. Well, some of the time, anyhow.

I know this, no matter how pretty your girls make sure their bedroom is and how sweet and lady like they seem, the souls of little monsters lurk. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

Right now I’m remembering this one story I used to tell a friend of mine who was easily scared. It was about — and I’m almost embarrassed to mention this, it sounds so silly now — the Monster Pig from Outer Space. This was, I should add, no cute Piglet out of Winnie the Pooh or humorous Miss Piggy from the Muppets or harmless Porky from the old Warner Brothers cartoons, but a truly ugly and monstrous boar that, quite naturally, ate people. Considering that we eat pigs, I suppose, I guess I imagined that turn about is fair play. Something’s gotta pay the karmic debt for all that delicious bacon and ham.

Anyhow, my Monster Pig naturally had arrived in our home town and was devouring children our age right and left. Bunkbeds throughout the city we’re acting as serving platters for the ravenous Monster Pig from Outer Space. At this point, I would start to make little pig grunts, trying to sound as scary as possible.

Since I was pretty good at local geography, I thought I was able to make the story sound more convincing as the pig got closer and closer to our house. I really was trying to be as terrifying and gorily graphic as possible, but as I looked down at my supposedly easy to scare friend, she had fallen asleep. So much for my career as a horror writer. Kids actually do sleep in bunkbeds, at least some of the time.

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  1. Minding Spot Team says

    I had to LOL at the Monster Pig, but as children, sometimes what we vision can be real. I too, listen to my kids when they don't know it and am amazed at some of the things that come out of their minds and mouth !! :)


  2. Danielle says

    Haha! We always had the best stories to tell when we had sleepovers. Scary stories weren't quite on our minds then… It was always boys, boys, boys!

  3. East9thStreet says

    OK, I watched an episode of Criminal Minds where pigs were involved. I believe in MONSTER PIGS!!

  4. Maryann says

    My boys don't tell ghost stories yet, but they do love their bunk beds. Sometimes they have sleep overs in the bottom bunk. Now our youngest wants to join in and has started climbing the ladder!

  5. Candice Moretti says

    BAHAHA! A giant scary PIG! Sounds downright frightening. I though pigs were little pink cuties? :) Quit an imagination there.

  6. Nichol says

    LOL too funny. We would tell stories for hours and like you my friends would pass out. I guess my days of writing horror are over as well!

  7. Kass says

    That is funny!!! I guess it adds to it because I had bunk beds when I gre up specigfically so that there was someplace for a friend to sleep when they stayed over as opposed to sleeping on the floor.

  8. Mama Luvs Books says

    Cute post!! My kids would love bunk beds. Maybe I will get them the ones with the desks under them one day.

  9. Samantha says

    Lol, very funny! It is amazing {looking back now} how ridiculous some of the things we talked about at sleepovers were!