Doing a little Think Aloud today while I sip my 2nd Cuppa.
OK...so the last time I posted anything about the junk room, we were still calling it The Junk Room.
However, it has now officially been transformed into The Grandkids Room.
At present, there is a changing table, a small 3 drawer chest of drawers, and 1 assembled baby bed.
We will be putting the other one together soon and getting two new mattresses & mattress covers.
Now to be honest, not ALL of the junk is completely out of the room yet.
There is still some unsorted clutter on one wall...but there is probably only about 30-45 minutes worth of sorting still left to do on that.
Getting this room squared away was my big goal for the week after Christmas.
Here's what's been done so far:
-I dedicated 1 whole day to cleaning it by myself and also got the walk in closet all squared away.
-Hubby took the next shift and gave it a whole day too.
-Between us, we sorted through, culled out, tossed away, & donated a ton of stuff.
-Hubby moved the baby furniture into the room.
-I put away all the little Thrift Store baby items after they were washed, cleaned, steamed and sanitized.
I felt so spiffy when I was able to put the little baby items in the chest of drawers.
It was really cool.
Not sure when we will get the mattresses...probably this coming weekend.
And yes I will bring in one of my rockers and put a little table with a lamp in there.
Gotta have a place to rock a baby right?
Something calming...probably something blue
I think sunlight being filtered by dark blue fabric would look peaceful...perhaps Nap Invoking?
One day soon we will need to baby-proof the house.
Plastic plugs in all electrical sockets, gizmo's to secure the low cabinets with chemicals, etc etc etc.
And we need to get our OWN baby monitor set so the kids don't have to wag theirs over when we babysit.
Lots to do in the future
But it doesn't all have to be done right now.
Soon, but not right now.
For now, getting at least ONE baby bed completely ready is all that has to be done.
Ya know...It's alot more relaxing doing this as a grandmother than it was when I was The Mommy.
I am not compelled to have The Perfect Nursery.
Just want a safe, comfortable, user-friendly space for the kids to Sleep and eventually Play.
I am really diggin' the notion of being the "Prepared Grandmother".
Can't wait to see what the room will finally look like when we get the mattresses, put on the sheets, tie on the bumper pads.
It will not look like a Magazine Photo-Shoot Nursery.
And I really don't want it to.
We are the grandparents...and this is NOT a competition.
I'm just going for the Safe & Happy Vibe with this room.
And I am betting that the babies will LOVE coming to Grandmaw's House because of that.
Looking back, I never had MY own room at MY Grandparents Houses.
But it would have certainly been COOL if I had.
Pretty Sweet Huh!