Monday, July 25, 2011

M's Own Bed

Today I’ll be hauling out a great amount of junk from my bedroom. Some of them date back to my girlhood – books, memorabilia, etc. They’ve really just been in my bookcases forever and even when I moved my family into this tiny space the first and second times (we had two years of apartment living in between as a family of three). We’d brought in drawer chests, cribs, a new bed, etc., but those bookcases remained untouched. Anyway, we’re on our way to becoming a family of four and some of those things have to go to storage. We’ve been co-sleeping with Marguerite all her life, but she’s now ready to graduate to her own bed. We just bought her a mattress, which she helped pick, and we’re having a platform/bed frame custom-made for her (her toddler bed, which she never got to use, is too big for our room, but only because we’re bringing the crib back in – I frankly don’t know why; we almost never used it with M). Marguerite and I are having fun planning her corner of the room. We’re thinking of putting up her letters again and adding pretty accents like dream catchers, pockets, hooks, etc. Of course, there are her toy chests and bookcase as well. I can’t wait to see how her first night on her own bed will go.

2 comments:

Sharkbytes (TM) said...

So she'll still be in your room? Do you do this by choice, or is your space really limited?

Of course we ended up with Steve in our bed a lot because he would just come in, and we didn't wake up. It's not a popular concept in the U.S.

spinninglovelydays said...

Both... we moved back in with my folks so we could save to buy our own place instead of the money going to rent