Sunday, May 6, 2012
After writing the initial post about our idea to create a shared room for the boys, I’ve been meaning to follow-up with a few explanations. It’s taken me a while to actually write this post because we, Sir Aris and I, have had the flu! Well, whatever is the actual flu these days, I don’t know, but we had a stomach bug that knocked us out. This made sitting up, thinking, and taking pictures next to impossible.
This weekend though, we are functioning much better and have gotten much accomplished, aside from the usual soccer games, grocery shopping, and house chores that is: our garden is mostly planted and we enjoyed yestersday’s 80 degrees with a family bike ride for pizza. We also had time to take some pictures of the current room.
Well, there you have it.
When Aris was 2.5 years old, he proudly marched up to the paint man at Lowe’s and handed him the green paint swatch..and, here we are today! (This picture was actually taken today while Rory was installing curtains, hence the drill in the bed. Aris does not usually sleep with power tools!)
It is kind of a pistachio green. We figured it was going to be an ‘okay’ green because the plan was to paint a road and cars on the walls. A lofty plan for a 7.5 month pregnant women, but I was on a mission. Each car took me approximately 2 hours, and so, this room is not going to be re-painted anytime soon.
Aris, age 2.5 and proud of his new room (6.09)
But, I am glad to say, at age 5, Aris still likes the cars. He has, however, outgrown much of the other ‘accessories’ in the room, which led to his requests in the initial post:
1 & 2) A sticker board and a dresser. Currently, this is what he has:
Most of his clothes are in his dirty laundry right now, so there is nothing actually hanging out of the drawers…but, notice how the drawers still barely close? These drawers are designated for his pants, shorts, pajamas and socks/undies. At age 2.5, we could fit what we needed in this small plastic dresser, but now it is a disorganized mess. He tries to put his stuff away, but gets frustrated because it just doesn’t fit. He even bundles his winter jammies up and puts them on top because they don’t fit in the open dinosaur drawer. I did tell him that if we got him a new dresser, he could not stick stickers all over it. (Although, I do admit that it kind of looks neat, in some eclectic, artistic way). This request by me prompted him to ask me for a sticker board…”What’s that?” I ask. ”A board for stickers,” he replies.
Genius! I am not quite sure what the sticker board will be yet, but a piece of wood on the wall is easy enough for me!
3) A better book shelf~The book shelf in it’s current state looks like this:
Egads! Now, one might think that some simple organization would do the trick, but this book shelf just can’t stay organized! The tall floppy books don’t fit well and the small fat books don’t fit at all, swinging the book slings backwards…a word of warning if considering the purchase of a similar design.
Anyway, the search has begun to find a less finicky bookshelf, a sticker board, and a real dresser.
Oh, and, recall the power tools on the bed in the earlier photo? Progress is being made. Stay tuned!
Images: Laura for Monkeysonmyback