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A small device under the foot of the bed with cables and
attached to the end of the blanket. When it's time to
motor whips the covers off the bed. That's the easy way.
If the sleeper does not prove they're awake (by
getting out of
push a button), the device
slowly raises the end of the
approximately a foot off the ground and suddenly drops
the hard way.
Both methods - applied singly or sometimes together -
proven effective when our offspring were teenagers.
machinery just makes it easier on the parents.
Self-making Duvet [neutrinos_shadow, Jun 15 2021]
Why not simply be dropped through the ceiling into your trousers? [RayfordSteele, Jun 16 2021]
An easy attachment to add to this device
Roller Blind Sheet and Blanket Dispenser [AusCan531, Jun 17 2021]
Free Fall Alarm Clock
[AusCan531, Jun 17 2021]
||[neutrinos_shadow], that self-making duvet is briliiant,
||And it triggers an even older memory. When I was a kid, I
read a story (or series?) that included a character who would
right in on HB, always making gadgets. One was a way to
quickly make his bed - strings and pulleys to draw the
covers up. That was probably lurking in the back of my mind
when I posted this idea.
||Other inventions included a newspaper launcher for delivery
boys on bicycle, and an improvised flashlight (passed
through a transom window for his sister when she
accidentally got locked in a closet).
||I'll stop rambling for a little while now and check the local
library trying to confirm what book that was. Possibly
"Henry and the Clubhouse" by Beverly Cleary ...
||hmmm... library says there were at least 6 "Henry" books... not
sure if the "clubhouse" one had the bed-making invention but it
was certainly one in the series.
||Henry never made an bed UN-maker though, that idea is MINE.
||Just get a dog, that's what my parents used to use, they'd just
open the door & let the dogs into my room, a couple of full
grown Labradors leaping onto the bed without a care in the
world where their feet land & slobbering over your face is
unsurprisingly effective method of alerting a reluctant teen to
the idea that it's time to get up.
||But I like this idea too, it's
satisfyingly over complicated ;)
||That works too. Alas, our golden retriever only filled
that role for a few years until he was too old and tired himself
to jump onto the bed. We never got another, after the day
we couldn't wake him up.
||Assuming you (unlike me) have the space I recommend my
grandparents method, they always had two, one old one
young (always Alsatians for some reason), it doesn't hit so
hard when one goes that way (well, it does, but not for as
long) & it's easier to bring yourself to
get another to 'keep the other company' while you're out.
||Two are capable of far more mischief than one however :)
||// if you have space ... have two //
||We might have, twenty years ago... but when our offspring
grew up and away, we downsized. Don't have to get either of
them out of bed anymore either. The only person I have to
wake these days is my wife, and a manual blanket-yanking with
maniacal laughter suffices if gentler methods fail.
||I use that sparingly though. Paybacks are hell.
||Some of these aspects are halfbaked. [links]
||Yep, [AusCan531] that free-fall alarm clock is
definitely the hard way I
described. Combining with
blanket yanking is my only contribution to the
advancement of science.
||Try saying blanket-yanker five times fast.
||//Try saying blanket-yanker five times fast//
||I tried and fell off of my chair.
||You have to start with blankie-yankie and work your way up.
||It keeps morphing into Yakkity Sax.