Thursday, May 10, 2007





We finally figured out someplace to put the children in this shoe box of a house.

Two weeks ago, give or take, the husband took a cruise through the furniture store, just to look, and four days later the truck came with $1400 worth of bunk beds, dressers, and desks. Yes, the same husband that will not commit to even looking for a new couch when we so desperately need one, threw down the cash to make these boys a nice, new room.

We spent the weekend moving all of Adam's things into Jacob's room and pinkifying Elizabeth's room with the Good Will hand-me-downs that the neighbors, the one's who don't speak to us, dumped off on our porch the day we brought her home. Hey, free used pink crap, we aren't too proud to take it. I even got so bold as to hang all of her pink clothing and place a pink, flowery sheet on the crib. The Blues Clues banner is still hanging in there, but other than that, it's a nice place for a little girl. I might be able to show off my "nursery" yet.

I, personally, hate bunk beds with a fierce passion. The biggest reason being that right after they buried my grandpa in 1973, they buried a four year old girl right behind him, her name was Alicia, and she died falling from the top bunk of beds belonging to her brothers. I have been fearful of them ever since. Jacob is sleeping on the top bunk and I don't worry too much about him because he has always liked to hug the wall, but Adam believes he is Superman so we have to store the ladder in the closet all day long and then just pray that if he does wake up at night, he comes in for us rather than trying to get up with his brother. Did I tell you that my intelligent husband took Adam out "to play" and then drug a ladder to the roof so he could inspect the satellite dish and he turned around and found Adam on the roof with him? Yeah, we put the bed ladder up, but playing on top of the two story house is ok, but I digress.....

Another reason I hate the bunk beds is that the top one is impossible to make. Have I mentioned before that I just cannot function unless all the beds are made each morning? Jacob takes care of it pretty well, but he doesn't have time to do it before school, it's a tad more difficult so he does it when he gets home. I try not to go in there until school's out, drives me nuts. The husband swears he will do all sheet changing in that room, we'll see about that but I just know that I won't be doing it. Can you just see me crawling to the ceiling and scrambling about to put sheets on that thing? I think not. But as much as I despise them, they have freed up a ton of floor space in the room which means kids can play in the room again, toys can stay upstairs, my downstairs can cease to be a toy store somewhat. For that, I am really happy and you know what they say....If Mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy.

6 comments:

Tracey said...

:) My boys loved theirs, but Justin finally said he was sick of being up top all the time, and was afraid of the top bunk falling on him if he went underneath, so we put both of them on the floor... in a tiny room... with 2 dressers, a toy box, toy shelves, tons of books.... etc. I have found (if you need to put them both on the floor, later on) that they are quite high off of the floor, so we have lots of bins and baskets under the beds. Also, I have their beds in a kind of L shape with their headboards almost in the same corner. Does that make sense?

Dana said...

That bed is really cute! I don't like bunk beds much either but we have them in both of the bedrooms for the guys. It just really does clear up so much space for them. We actually have had one bunk bed related injury. Jon fell off the top bunk and broke his wrist. He was actually getting ready to jump down to come watch a movie and his foot hit something and made him fall in an unfavorable way. YIKES! His wrist looked awful, it was displaced but he insisted he was fine. I chose to take him to ER anyways, against his wishes! For the most part, they're pretty careful on them. Although, in the younger boys room, I find them climbing on the top bunk to tie their GI Joes to the ceiling fan so "they can fly!" UGH! Boys will be boys!

Shane said...

The beds are georgeos! I hear you about making the top bed though. We got our oldest a loft bed several years ago...impossible to make. We gave it away. By the way, I want to see more pictures of that precious little girl...when you have time. :)

JNas said...

We went w/ bunkbeds too! We put a lock w/ a key on the older boys room so I can lock it during the day to keep the twins out!!

Melissa said...

We have bunkbeds for our boys too. It does create more playing room and the boys love em. We will probably do the same with the girls when the time goes. I also hate changing sheets on the top bunk especially now that I am pregnant again. My Adam (oldest boy) does a good job making his bed so I don't have too.

kristi said...

We had a problem with the bunk bed...my son climbed up and then couldn't get down. Finally, I took them apart and solved the problem.