Our Best Parenting Decision of 2017

Two months ago we rented a two bedroom, two bath beach cottage in Laguna Beach, Florida. I was very leery of letting the boys sleep on bunk beds and was having a serious case of “renters remorse.” Nonetheless, here we were staring these bunk beds right dead in the eye!

My husband sat down and explained the mechanics of the bunk beds and stressed to Tallen and Trace that these were not toys – no rough housing and no jumping. (Yeah right!)

Skeptical that they would actually listen, my husband also threw out the idea of combining the boy’s bedrooms at home and making Trace’s bedroom a playroom. I loved this idea, as it would rid our nooks and crannies of random toys!  Yet, I was still skeptical they would behave.

Don’t you know they surprised me? No issues – not one.

We moved forward with turning Tallen’s bedroom into a shared bedroom with full-full bunk beds from Hayneedle , bedding from Target , stools from our local Bargain Hunt , the dresser from Bucket List Antiques, and the window panels (not shown) from TJ Maxx.



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We are still working on the finishing touches, but I could not be more happy with this move. The boys love their new shared bedroom and designated playroom. And Mom and Dad love that toys aren’t spewed all over the house! Seriously, this has to be our best parenting decision of 2017. It is a win-win!

Do  your little ones share a bedroom?



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