Last year when my son turned ten we updated his room a bit to reflect his new found double figured status. A year on and it needed a few bits and bobs doing to resolve a couple of problems.
Problem 1: His little brother Syd doesn’t have a bedroom of his own, we decided the boys are both too fragile on the sleep front and that them sharing would lead to more restless nights for all of us. Syd’s bed is in our room, but half his toys are in Max’s room- and they were starting to take over.
Problem 2: When I moved in here I had no furniture and no money, we made do with cheap stuff we could afford, meaning Max’s chest of drawers was one of those plastic units that holds three plastic tubs. His clothes have outgrown these little drawers now he is so much taller, meaning there is always an overflow on the floor.
Solution: A diversion to Ikea while on a University Open Day visit in Bristol. A quick purchase of a toy storage unit and a chest of drawers, both white to match his existing desk, and look what a difference it makes……
And while we were there the teen also managed to sneak in some new storage for her room, very pretty, am still waiting to see if she uses it to put stuff in or sticks to her preferred method of dumping stuff on the floor!
The only downside was a day spent putting flatpack furniture together, something which Syd found fascinating, happily watching his Dad work and taking any opportunity to try and steal the hammer – an armed three year old is a terrifying prospect!
Love Miss Cisco XXX