It's crazy to think that over a month has passed since I shared River's room on here. Time just keeps moving along and days... months, just get swept in. It's been a great month for us. A month where I've spent little time redecorating, and a lot of time working on me and physically working. I like having things to do, and things to dream of doing, and I love working on personal flaws and battles too. Nothing too huge, but things definitely worth working on, it's always good to try. I digressed, onto River's updated room. Recently we decided that her room needed a few changes, nothing too major, just some touch-ups, if you will. Who knew that having a three year old roll, play, color, sleep, and whatever else three year olds do, can wear a room down faster than you can say update! I'm learning more and more, it all comes with the parent package.
Despite the fact that this is maybe our second or so update in her room since living here, I'm happy to share yet another one.;)
As I share these photos, a small part of me gets a tad bit sad. Oak has been sleeping through the night, which makes me totally happy, but it's brought up a topic that we didn't expect to talk about so soon. I will always be the kind of parent that believes in using child given windows of oppurtunity. If your child gives you an obvious window to do something, take it. Just like potty training with River, she gave it to me, I took it, the transition was incredibly easy. And now I find myself in a similar spot with baby Oak. I didn't expect him to sleep so well so soon. I knew that we would get him on a routine pretty early, I just didn't think we would be lucky enough for him to take to it well. He is! And with that change, I think it's time to give the kids a shared room. We've talked with River about this and she's pretty excited. Once again, I'm left feeling the ridiculous sappy mama feelings for her. Gone are the days of a single room for our big little girl.
The space is small, and soon enough I'll be in the exciting/crazy part of trying to plan out their shared room. It will definently be much of the same, but trying to decide whether to get a kid loft bed or make the crib and current bed work will be the biggest challenge. I'm up for it. We're all excited for it.
Do you have any suggestion on how to make a bedroom for two fit in a very small space? I would love to read some! And if you're looking to see more of an updated view on the entire apartment, I shared some bits on Design Mom the other day.