Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Boys Room

With both boys at school all day, I find myself with time to do things that I’ve never been able to do before.  Maybe I had time to do them, but didn’t really want to do them. 
We generally keep it well picked up, but the dressers end up being in a pile quite a bit.Today I decided to spend a few minutes clearing the flat surfaces in their room. 
After I finished I realized that their room is  so nice during the day.  The light pours in.  I wanted to to document what their room is like at this stage of their lives.
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The large bed and dressers came with our house.  It would not be the furniture I would choose, but it works.  I do miss having my own furniture, though.DSC_0950
The room was even painted perfectly for boys.DSC_0951
Last winter we moved Miller from a toddler bed to a twin bed.  He loves it.DSC_0953
We also added the rug last winter.  The floor was beginning to show a good bit of wear.DSC_0954
Miller’s bed sits in this little alcove between the two closets.  I’ve tried centering it, but it keeps moving over to the right corner.  I think he likes it there.
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I bought a large map to go over Miller’s bed.  Of course those oddly placed outlets drive. me. insane.  However, “Safety Dad” has vetoed my plan for now.  {I say he’d only pull it down on himself ONCE!}
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Just because it has one of those long heavy metal tubes that it hangs from, Allen feels like it might get pulled down.  psssh.
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Some of the bedding is from Jackson’s old room in MD, the large quilt is from Overstocks.com and Miller’s is a hand me down Pottery Barn Kids from a friend.  It’s all bright and colorful and works well together.  DSC_0958
A little vignette at the top of their built in shelf.  {I made the robots hold hands.}
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This small shelf holds tons of stuff.  I bought the baskets from Pottery Barn Outlet a few years ago.  So useful.  I can never have enough storage containers!
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We still use the rocker.  When Allen and I check on the boys on our way to bed, Miller is sleeping in the rocker about half of the time.
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When my sister and I were young we shared a room.  It was tough, but it also taught me a lot about negotiation and sharing. 
When we moved to this house with really large furniture, Miller was still in a crib, so we put him in with Jackson since the other room was a bit smaller and much more crowded. Poor Miller still calls it “Jackson's room” and does not yet recognize that it is his room too.  Maybe Jackson is doing some weird chanting while Miller sleeps? “My room, my room!”
Even though Miller could easily go to the other room now, I like having them together.  There is something so sweet about my sweet babies breathing the same air as they sleep.  At night they usually go right to sleep.  I’ve asked them both and they both claim to want to be in the same room for now.
Honestly, they wake each other up in the mornings, but they do remarkably well.    In a year or two we may have to re-evaluate the situation, but for now, it really works!

1 comment:

  1. Good to know where your negotiation skills come from. :- ) When you come back to the US hopefully they can each have their own room.

    Aunt Chele

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