Almost two years ago, I posted about the kidlet's room. Just last week, I looked around at that same room, and realized...it needed an update. Not a decorating update, but a content update. The kidlet's two bookshelves were full-- of baby stuff. Stacks of receiving blankets and baskets that still had diapers and pacifiers in them. Baby monitors and booger sucker-upers (there is probably a technical term for those things, but honestly, that's pretty much what they do).
The kidlet didn't play in there often, except to check out his books and make book piles on the floor. And no wonder, because there were hardly any toys in there. I mean, who wants to play with a booger sucker-uper? The majority of his toys were in the den, and some in a basket in the living room. That has since changed, as one evening (and then most of the next morning) I organized 80% of his toys on his shelves. He loved helping, and is in love with the results. Especially the robot shelf. He's kinda obsessed with that shelf...
The biggest change between the above pics is the fish tank my in-laws bought. I (like a true decorator) was sad that my adorable button lamp arrangement on top of the dresser had to be replaced, but no way could a pressed wood and laminate bookshelf hold a ten-gallon fish tank, so onto the dresser it had to go.
A close-up of the treasured robot shelf. The book contains a robot you can take out and make.
As you can see, we add to add another basket for the books. (Which makes me happy!)
Here is Popcorn (in the ball) and Goldie, and below is Master of the Submarine, Stripes.
Another change since he's became a big boy, are posters. The super-hero one actually glows in the dark. We got these posters from inside of books. Thin paperbacks, that cost around $6-7 at our local bookstore, Viewpoint Books. The Thomas the Train book also has train tickets in it, and stickers. Can't beat that kind of small investment!
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So there you are, an update of the kidlet's room. Who knows, next time I do one of these, there will probably be teenage clothes strung everywhere and strange band posters instead of cartoon ones. I need to enjoy all this small child fun while I can!