I am not used to sleeping inside mosquito nets, are you?
Well, two of my friends are. So when we had this makeshift girl gang weekend and pajama party, I was surprised to see this net rolled up on one side of the cot. By the time it was time foe bed, it was down and I was inside it, almost feeling trapped, trying to figure out how to get out.
The fun began a few minutes after I realized I was inside it. I was comfortably on the bed trying to read 2 pages from my night reading. That’s when one of my girls tucked in the mosquito net under the mattress from all sides. I did not realize a thing for more than a few minutes until I had to step out for some water.. and I realized I could not get out. There was this transparent pink net like material covering the entire cot, we were in some kind of a pink net igloo 😀
I sat there for more than a minute, thinking.. then nudged the one beside me. She just looked at me with that dazed look, and went back to her book. I nudged her again, and this time I told her “I want to get out of bed..” She said, “go,” you know in that casual sort of way.. I nudged her a third time and asked louder “woman how..” and that’s when it dawned on the two of them, my predicament..
Since laughing is infectious I had no other option but to join in.. We had a ball, we still do thinking of that first night under the net! And finally it just dawned on me, I had to be careful when I wake up in the morning, because if I do, like I do on every other day, I may just bring this entire contraption down..
It could be a cultural thing. I don’t remember sleeping inside a mosquito net at home, even though my city is known as the haven of the mosquito.. Since there are so many of them flying around, we tend to fix nets on all our windows and door to keep them away, like an additional door or a sliding window.. but I have never seen them attached to a bed..! (may have, is what I think.. but don’t quite remember)
I always thought of it as for babies.. those little covers you put on while they are sleeping or a cover to their cradles and cribs.. or as an accessory to a photography shoot of a bedroom … if at all.
Featured Pic: The window of my room, yes, that’s a sliding mosquito net in the background to keep them away, a precaution on the part of the institution folks 😉