Tackle It Tuesday #2 - twin sons' room
Once upon a time, I had a beautiful nursery for my twin boys. In addition to being cute and sweet, all bunnies and bears, it was clean and even organized. Then my boys became toddlers, and things quickly deteriorated. Late last summer, when we realized we had a climber, we converted their cribs to toddler beds. Only then the boys started climbing the sides of the beds, and also (because there were casters on the legs) wheeling them around the room. So we took the beds out entirely, and put their mattresses on the floor. It has given their room a very temporary feel, and because they will climb most anything, we've had trouble finding the right organizational tools as well (so far all the bins we've tried have ended up being used as footstools for all kinds of adventures).
So here is what their room usually looks like....
Now I am in the process of completely updating their room, transforming it from a "nursery" to a room for little boys. It's tricky, because the room is quite small, especially for two to share. I have been working with graph paper to determine what will fit in there, and in what layout. The first decision I've made has been about their bed. They are too young for bunk beds still, but two twin beds would take up almost all the available play space. The reasonable solution seemed to be a double bed. We just happened to have one in the basement - before the boys were born, their nursery was a guest room and the double bed was in there.
We weren't sure how they'd feel about their new bed....
Their room is still a mess, because there is not much in the way of organizational resources set up yet. But for now, it's nice just to have a new bed, that's not on the floor, that cannot be moved all around by them or flipped over or stacked to serve as a stool, and that is comfortable enough for me to cuddle with them too.