The first sign of trouble –
It appears that the elastic in the mattress pad has melted in the dryer. I have never, in 28 years of life, heard of this problem. Perhaps I’ve been living under a rock. Yet I am still not ready to admit defeat. I try changing positions; using the bed/wall/anything for leverage.
Ok, this isn’t working. I’m breaking into a sweat. The animals have fled to the backyard as I grasp the crinkly, decidedly non-elastic, mattress pad in my teeth in a desperate attempt to bend the universe to my will.
OK, ok. Calm down. Breathe in, breathe out.