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August 26, 2016

The Maze Bed Urban Legend

We once rented a house a few miles from our church in St. Paul, Minnesota. We had 2 children at the time and our big fun was to take them to science museums or festivals when I had a home day. One science museum in a small town had a “maze” which was a series of small turns against a wall and was a big hit with my son.
I’m kinda tall so Lynette and I had always slept on a California King, and I thought that I could build a maze under our bed almost 2 feet tall that would have a larger area to hang out in for the kids to do some cave writing. I settled on this design after many tries and bought the wood.
It was an instant hit. Armed with a flashlight and writing utensils my son could spend hours in there. All of his friends started coming over and spending time in the “maze bed”. Lynette got concerned that if something happened to one of them we could not crawl in and get them out.
I think the final straw was when some kid showed up at our doorstep and said, “I’m not from here, I live in Indiana, but I heard that you guz had a maze under your bed.” So we gave him a flashlight, showed him up to our bedroom, and let him explore the urban legend. He said, “This is the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. I didn’t believe it was real. I’m telling everyone I know.”
That’s when we shut it down.

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